A mil­lion Greeks could gather over Mace­do­nia

The Sunday Telegraph - - World news -

A mil­lion peo­ple could take to the streets in Athens to­day in a mass demon­stra­tion over Greek at­tempts to re­solve a name row with Mace­do­nia, or­gan­is­ers say. Huge crowds are pre­dicted in Syn­tagma Square to protest about a ru­moured gov­ern­ment com­pro­mise to the 27-year dis­pute.

When Mace­do­nia de­clared in­de­pen­dence in 1991, Athens claimed the name im­plied a ter­ri­to­rial claim on the Greek prov­ince of Mace­do­nia. But Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime min­is­ter, has been con­sid­er­ing a res­o­lu­tion to the dis­pute.

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