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Tens of thousands rally in Athens to protest against Macedonia name deal

By Georgi Gotev

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday (20 January) as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest ahead of a parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia due this week.

Tsipras kills three birds with one stone with North Macedonia deal

By Nikolaos Koutsimpogiorgos

With the North Macedonia name change deal recently reached between Athens and Skopje, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has achieved more than improving his international image, by putting pressure on his domestic opponents, writes Nikolaos Koutsimpogiorgos.

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Clashes and Tear Gas in Greece as Thousands Protest Macedonia Deal

By NIKI KITSANTONIS

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Athens on Sunday, days before lawmakers vote on whether to ratify an agreement to rename the country’s northern neighbor North Macedonia.

Tsipras goes against all in Greek parliament on North Macedonia name deal

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is likely to survive a confidence vote on Wednesday (16 January). But his party Syriza is alone defending the historic name change deal reached between Athens and Skopje.

EU climate plan no-shows submit excuses instead

By Sam Morgan

EU nations that missed an end-of-2018 deadline to submit their draft energy and climate plans to the European Commission have started to offer up their excuses for their lateness.

β€˜North Macedonia’ deal shakes Greek government, Tsipras calls vote of confidence

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Skopje's ratification of the so-called name-change deal has triggered a government crisis in Greece, when the leader of the conservative junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks, stepped down on Sunday (13 January).

Greek Leader Calls for Vote of Confidence After Minister Quits Over Macedonia Deal

By NIKI KITSANTONIS and ILIANA MAGRA

The vote is likely to be held this week, after Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defense minister, resigned from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s governing coalition on Sunday.

Macedonia Votes to Change Its Name, Taking Step to End Dispute With Greece

By ALEKSANDAR DIMISHKOVSKI and MARC SANTORA

Macedonia’s Parliament voted to officially change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. Its door to NATO and the European Union could open — if Greece recognizes the change.

EPP’s Weber comes out on Macedonia name change deal

By Alexandra Brzozowski, Gerardo Fortuna, Sarantis Michalopoulos

Manfred Weber, the Spitzenkandidat of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), ended months of silence on the ongoing efforts to resolve the Greece-Macedonia name row with a couple of pithy comments on Tuesday (9 January) that appear to support the deal.

Merkel to press Greece on reforms, Macedonia name deal, during rare Athens visit

By admin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will urge Greece to press on with tough economic reforms and maintain strict fiscal discipline when she visits Athens on Thursday (10 January) for the first time in nearly five years.

How a gas pipeline to Europe is transforming the Turkish-Israeli relationship

By Joseph Dana.

The discovery of massive natural gas fields off Israel’s northern coast more than a decade ago and subsequent attempts to export this gas to Europe have highlighted the true fault lines in the Turkish-Israeli alliance, writes Joseph Dana.

Pressure builds in Macedonia ahead of name change votes in Parliament

By Georgi Gotev

Macedonian lawmakers gather from Wednesday (9 January) to vote on changing their country's name to settle a decades-long dispute with Greece and open the way to NATO and EU membership.

Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

By Georgi Gotev

Greece has given investors another week to 15 January to submit binding bids for three coal-fired power plants and a licence to build another one, a senior energy ministry official told Reuters on Monday (7 January).

3 dead after heavy rain turns Greek creek into torrent

Greece's fire service says the bodies of two men missing since a downpour on Thursday have been found separately in a creek southeast of Athens.

3 dead after heavy rain turns Greek creek into torrent

Greece's fire service says the bodies of two men missing since a downpour on Thursday have been found separately in a creek southeast of Athens.

Macedonia’s Zaev sees β€˜existential dangers’ outside of Euro-Atlantic institutions

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

The name-change deal reached between Athens and Skopje does not turn against any other country, including Russia, and its only objective is to establish peace and stability, the prime minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, said on Friday (4 January).

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