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Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name

11 Jan 2019

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he has been granted asylum in Hungary

20 Nov 2018

BUDAPEST/SKOPJE Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled abroad after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, said on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.

Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

19 Oct 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

Macedonia leader vows to press on with name change despite referendum failure

01 Oct 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's prime minister pledged on Sunday to press on with a vote in parliament to change the country's name to resolve a decades-old dispute with Greece, despite failing to secure the 50 percent turnout at a referendum required to make it valid. | Video

Eyeing EU, NATO, Macedonians set for referendum on changing state's name

29 Sep 2018

SKOPJE Fed up with Macedonia's economic woes, Solomon Bicakcic will vote "yes" in a referendum on Sunday on whether to change the country's name to qualify for European Union membership and - many hope - usher in prosperity. | Video

Macedonia president says won't approve name deal with Greece

14 Jun 2018

SKOPJE/ATHENS Macedonia's president said on Wednesday he would not sign a landmark deal reached with Greece on changing his country's name, dashing hopes of a swift end to a diplomatic dispute that has blocked Skopje's bid to join the European Union and NATO. | Video

'We have a deal,' say Greece and Macedonia over name dispute

13 Jun 2018

ATHENS/SKOPJE Greece and Macedonia have reached an historic accord to resolve a dispute over the former Yugoslav republic's name that has troubled relations between the two neighbours for decades. | Video

Macedonia expects to get date to start EU membership talks soon

27 Apr 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia expects to secure a date soon to start membership talks with the European Union and will step up its efforts to implement the reforms needed to join, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Friday.

Macedonia parliament backs key Albanian language law despite nationalist opposition

14 Mar 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament approved a key law allowing for the wider use of the Albanian language on Wednesday despite efforts by opposition Macedonian nationalists to thwart the vote, but the president again refused to sign it.

Macedonia parliament backs key Albanian language law despite nationalist opposition

14 Mar 2018

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament approved a key law allowing for the wider use of the Albanian language on Wednesday despite efforts by opposition Macedonian nationalists to thwart the vote, but the president again refused to sign it.

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