Dispute over Macedonia’s name heats up in Greece
Greeks rallied in Athens this past weekend to encourage the government to keep up its dispute over neighboring Macedonia’s name, which Greece has long-claimed expresses a wrongful claim to Greece's province of Macedonia, Radio Free Europe reports. Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexi Tsipras, is seeking a resolution to the dispute.
The political backdrop: Tsipras' willingness to consider a resolution has caused concern in both his political opposition and members of his own coalition. Tsipras’ take is that "not having a solution undermines our national interest.”