Greece: outrage over Macedonia name sets no-confidence motion in parliament | News | DW


The Greek parliament moved on Thursday to debate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government. Lawmakers acted following Tsipras’s deal with the neighboring Republic of Macedonia that it should be called Severna Makedonja, or Northern Macedonia.

The parliamentary debate is expected to conclude on Saturday and if successful, it would mean that Tsipras would have to hand over his governing mandate to Greece’s president.

The controversial name deal

The agreement between the Greek prime minister and his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, was meant to solve a…



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