# Enlargement

Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev (C) waves a Macedonian flag during a 'Yes' rally ahead of a referendum on whether to change the country's name to 'The Republic of North Macedonia' in Skopje on September 16, 2018. Photo: Robert Atanasovski / AFP
Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev (C) waves a Mac […]

Five things about Macedonia, a country that may change its name

Macedonia's citizens will vote Sunday on whether to rename their country "The Republic of North Macedonia", part of a compromise with Greece which has a province with the same name. 
The flags of the EU member states are displayed with the EU flag on a table at the European Information Center in Erfurt, Germany, 08 February 2017. Das wünschen sich viele: Dass alle in Europa zusammenstehen. Foto: Jens Kalaene/dpa/archive
The flags of the EU member states are d […]

The path to the EU

EU enlargement: Requirements for accession include abidance with EU regulations, approval by EU institutions and member states and the consent of the country’s citizens.
Supporters of Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) wave national and EU flags as then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on December 18, 2004. Photo: Mustafa Ozer / AFP
Supporters of Turkey's Justice and Devel […]

Turkey EU accession talks at a ‘standstill’: ministers

Turkey's EU accession talks have come to a "standstill" as the country moves further away from the bloc, with little prospect of change in the near future, EU ministers have said.
People demonstrate in Syntagma Square in Athens on February 4, 2018 to urge the government not to compromise in the festering name row with neighbouring Macedonia. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki / AFP
People demonstrate in Syntagma Square in […]

Political storm in Greece over proposed Macedonia name deal

A proposed deal to resolve a 27-year name row with Macedonia kicks up a storm in Greece, with the government under fire over a compromise the opposition has rejected as a "national retreat".
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