Greece’s left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday, brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring FYR Macedonia concerning the latter’s name. But the government suffered a loss in its parliamentary majority when lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos of the nationalist Independent Greeks, the government’s junior coalition partner, voted in favor. He was kicked out of the party immediately after the vote, leaving the governing coalition with a three-member majority. Lawmakers
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There were minor clashes between police and protestors outside Parliament on Saturday, during a protest rally against the agreement reached by Athens and Skopje to resolve the name dispute. Police used tear gas to repel groups of protestors at the rally, while both Amalias Avenue and Vassilisis Sofias Avenue were closed to traffic. After being repelled, a group of protestors shortly afterward made a second attempt to approach the parliament building from the right-hand entrance
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The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.” The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member. The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia. “We have
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The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”

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Greece’s left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday, brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring FYR Macedonia concerning the latter’s name.

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The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.”

The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member.

The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia.

“We have a historic responsibility that this deal is not held in abeyance, and I am confident that we will manage it,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said as he and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev received a standing ovation from guests at a lakeside ceremony.

Tsipras survived a no-confidence vote mounted by Greece’s opposition in parliament Saturday, but the depth of public emotion against the deal is strong.

Up to 70 percent of Greeks object to the compromise, an opinion poll by the Proto Thema newspaper showed Saturday.

Under the deal, Greece will lift its objections to the renamed nation joining the EU and NATO.

“Our two countries have to turn from the past and look to the future,” Zaev said. “We were bold enough to take a step forward.”

Greece has been in dispute with FYR Macedonia since 1991 over the former Yugoslav republic’s name, arguing it could imply territorial claims over the Greek province of Macedonia and an appropriation of ancient Greek culture and civilization.

The subject is an emotional one for many Greeks. On Saturday, thousands of protesters outside the parliament building shouted…

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There were minor clashes between police and protestors outside Parliament on Saturday, during a protest rally against the agreement reached by Athens and Skopje to resolve the name dispute. Police used tear gas to repel groups of protestors at the rally, while both Amalias Avenue and Vassilisis Sofias Avenue were closed to traffic.

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Protestors, who had started gathering in Syntagma Square opposite parliament in the late afternoon, remained on the square waving Greek flags and the ‘Star of Vergina’ to express their opposition to the deal.

Using the social media, the Campaign Committee for the Greekness of Macedonia urged mass participation in the rallies taking place in Syntagma on Saturday and on Sunday at Pisoderi in Prespes – where the agreement is to be signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev.

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The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.” The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member. The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia. “We have
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The foreign ministers of Greece and FYR Macedonia signed an accord Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the “Republic of North Macedonia.” The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks that soured relations between the two countries and held up the admission of the Balkan state into the EU and NATO, of which Greece is a member. The agreement still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in FYR Macedonia. “We have
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There were minor clashes between police and protestors outside Parliament on Saturday, during a protest rally against the agreement reached by Athens and Skopje to resolve the name dispute. Police used tear gas to repel groups of protestors at the rally, while both Amalias Avenue and Vassilisis Sofias Avenue were closed to traffic.

After being repelled, a group of protestors shortly afterward made a second attempt to approach the parliament building from the right-hand entrance but were again repelled by teargas. During these incidents, one demonstrator suffered minor injuries.

Protestors, who had started gathering in Syntagma Square opposite parliament in the late afternoon, remained on the square waving Greek flags and the ‘Star of Vergina’ to express their opposition to the deal.

Using the social media, the Campaign Committee for the Greekness of Macedonia urged mass participation in the rallies taking place in Syntagma on Saturday and on Sunday at Pisoderi in Prespes – where the agreement is to be signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his FYROM counterpart Zoran Zaev.

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