A million Greeks could gather over Macedonia
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.