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FYROM Willing to Change Name to Overcome Greek Objections and Join NATO

The new Foreign Affairs Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, said that the country is willing to change its name in order to overcome Greece's objection and become part of NATO. According to the Financial Times,...

Researchers Trace 7.2-Million-Year-Old Pre-Human in Northern Greece, Balkans

Researchers have found evidence that the split of the great ape and human lineage took place in the Eastern Mediterranean and not in Africa and that the first pre-human walked in the Northern Greece-Balkans area, according to an article...

Greece, Turkey Army Chiefs Exchange Views at 11th Balkan Countries CHODs Conference

The heads of the Greek and Turkish armed forces exchanged views on the situation in the Balkans on Wednesday at the annual meeting of Balkan chiefs of defense and general staff (11th Balkan Countries CHODs Conference), held in Athens. The...

Kotzias-Tillerson Discuss Greece’s Role in Region, Stability, Energy Projects

Greece’s role in the stability and security in Southeast Europe and Turkey’s “nervousness” were discussed in a meeting between Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington D.C. on Monday.  Asked by journalists after the...

PM Tsipras to Visit Bulgarian Counterpart Borisov Monday to Discuss Energy and Transportation Plans

As Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks to fortify relations between the Greek government and it neighbors within the Balkan nations, he will be heading to Sophia, Bulgaria on Monday. The purpose of his trip is to discuss mutually beneficial ventures...

Greek-Albanian Fistfight Over 'Land Grab' at Himara Village [video]

A new round of friction in relations between Greece and Albania after tension flared at Himara, a village south of Albania, with violence connected to plans to renovate the center of the city that will affect properties in the region....

EU Decides to Shut Down Greece's Northern Border Trapping Refugees in Greece, Report Says

The 28 European Union leaders finally decided to close the borders in the Balkans and Greece has agreed to it, according to a report in French newspaper Le Figaro. The report says that Greece has agreed to keep refugees and...

Refugee Crisis in Greece Is Difficult But Manageable, Says Greek PM Tsipras

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras continues to express on every occasion possible his frustration over the fact that several EU member states refused to abide by the agreement made over the migration crisis at the recent Brussels meeting and...

Border Closures Leaving Migrants Trapped in Greece Was an EU Decision, Says Greek Journalist in Idomeni

Speaking on CBC’s radio show As It Happens, Greek journalist Marianna Karakoulaki who is in a refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, described a situation of unbearable pain and anguish for thousands of refugees and migrants that are stranded on...