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PM Tsipras: Youth of Greece and North Macedonia Can Now Jointly Build a Better Future

"I never believed, especially in the difficult period of 2015 that four years later I would be here to receive this award from the prime minister of Bavaria. Never say never," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after being...

Merkel congratulates Tsipras, Zaev on settling name dispute

On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his counterpart, Zoran Zaev for reaching a resolution in the decades-long name dispute. After stating that she had all but given up hope that there would ever be...

FYROM Will Receive NATO Invitation "Soon"

FYROM can expect to receive an invitation to the NATO alliance soon, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was quoted as saying in an interview with Politico's Playbook on Monday. Stoltenberg said that the alliance "will sign an accession protocol in...

FYROM Changes Its Name to North Macedonia

The FYROM parliament voted on Friday to pass an amendment to the constitution to change the country's name to North Macedonia. The name change is part of a deal which the country made with Greece, in order to resolve the controversial...

Zaev Secures Parliament's Support for Name Change

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's government managed to earn the support of the FYROM parliamentary majority on Friday to formally rename his country. Four amendments must be approved in order to change the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia...

Anger Over "Macedonian Language" in Greek Schools

Greece angrily responded to a statement allegedly made by Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev that in the future the "Macedonian language" will be taught in Greek schools. The premier was believed to have made the...

Greece, FYROM 'Make Progress' on Revision of School Books

Senior officials from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) said on Friday that they have made progress in talks to revise school books in the two countries as part of an effort to end hostility between...

FYROM Tables Constitutional Changes for Name Deal With Greece

FYROM’s government has submitted draft constitutional amendments to parliament that would formally rename the country "North Macedonia." Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said on Friday the debate on the proposed changes under a deal with neighboring Greece is expected to take...

Kammenos: ANEL Will Leave Greek Coalition Government Over Macedonia Name Deal

Panos Kammenos commented on Sunday that the name deal granting FYROM permission to call itself “North Macedonia” is the "last straw" for his party. Kammenos stated that thus far, “We cooperated to save the country,” speaking of the ANEL party's...

NATO Chief, EC President Welcome FYROM’s Name Change Parliamentary Vote

In two separate tweets, both the NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and European Council President Donald Tusk expressed their enthusiasm of the parliamentary vote in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) that approves the process for renaming the country. “With...