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SIC News Moments of tension in Athens during the protest against the Greece-Macedonia agreement



Thousands of Greeks are demonstrating in central Athens against the agreement between the government and Macedonia. In discussion is the document signed between the two countries in June that renames the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as "Republic of Northern Macedonia".

The Greek nationalists are against this name because they themselves have a region in the north called Macedonia and therefore fear the territorial claims of the neighbor.

This situation created a political crisis in Athens, with the breaking of the government coalition led by the Syriza left party.

This prompted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to seek a vote of confidence in Parliament, which was approved last night by 151 of the 300 deputies.

The issue surrounding the two Balkan countries has never been so close to a solution. After the approval of the Macedonian parliament, the deputies of Greece are not approved.


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