US and then UN envoy Matthew Nimetz tackled the Greece - Macedonia name dispute for 20 of the 27 years
Greece's Parliament is next supposed to ratify a protocol approving Macedonia's admission to NATO.
New clashes between protesters and riot police erupted before the Greek Parliament in Athens on Thursday as the vote on
A large rally in the Greek capital was supposed by a farmers' blockade of the main road leading from Greece
Macedonia's top diplomat has described the name deal with Greece as "too significant to fail".
The ratification of the Greece - Macedonia name dispute deal is next on the agenda of the Greek Parliament but
The vote, however, is just the first step in a lengthy process to amend Macedonia's constitution, with the bilateral deal
Macedonia should have been allowed to negoatiate for its EU membership in spite of its long-standing name dispute with Greece,
Macedonia's nationalist opposition is proving successful for the time being in blocking the change of the country's name.
Only about a third of the eligible voters have chose to partake in Macedonia's name change referendum which was boycotted
The leaders of the EU member states are growing impatient with the unwillingness of the EU candidate countries from the