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Greece | Greek Parliament ratifies ‘North Macedonia’ accord

Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of the neighbouring Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia(FYROM), ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO.

Greece | Tsipras wins confidence vote with 151 majority, paving way for Prespes deal

Following two days of vehement debate in Parliament, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a motion of confidence in his government late on Wednesday with 151 votes in favor and 148 against.

Attention now shifts to a vote on the Macedonia name deal, which is expected to come to Parliament early next week and whose passage is less certain.

Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

The parliament of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on Friday approved a proposal to change the country’s name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

A total of 80 deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favor of renaming the Balkan country Republic of North Macedonia – just reaching the two-thirds majority needed to enact constitutional changes.

Greece | Des profits sur la Grèce

par Eric Toussaint

J’ai perdu beaucoup de plumes dans la crise de la dette depuis 2010. Ce qui ne m’empêchera pas de voler de mes propres ailes dès aujourd’hui. Et les créanciers de faire encore des bénéfices sur mon dos. Je suis, je suis ? La poule aux œufs d’or grecque.

Macedonia Referendum Records Low Turnout, Both Sides Claim Victory

Amid silent boycott by the right-wing opposition, Macedonia’s referendum on the landmark ‘name’ agreement with Greece failed to meet the required turnout, but both the “yes” camp and those against the agreement declared victory.

by Sinisa Jakov Marusic