Greek defence minister resigns over Macedonia name change

Greek defence minister resigns over Macedonia name change

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Greece and Macedonia agreed last June to a deal that would change the name of Greece’s northern neighbour to North Macedonia. In exchange, Greece would lift its objections to Macedonia joining Nato.

People in Macedonia attend a protest against the change of the country’s name

Macedonia’s parliament ratified the deal on Friday. The Greek parliament now needs a simple majority for ratification.

Mr Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza party has 145 deputies in the 300-member Greek Parliament, while Mr Kammenos’ right-populist Independent Greeks party has seven.

Mr Tsipras could need opposition help to pass the Macedonia deal.

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