“A stand-off between nationalists and leftwingers in Greece’s fragile coalition government is undermining prospects for settling a three-decade-long dispute over Macedonia’s name, which has blocked the Balkan country’s path towards membership of Nato and the EU.

The leftwing Syriza party of prime minister Alexis Tsipras strongly supports a deal signed with Skopje in June, which removes Athens’ concern that the term Macedonia implies a territorial claim on the Greek region of the same name.

But Syriza’s coalition partner, the rightwing Independent Greeks, has threatened to pull out of government over the Prespa agreement, named after the Balkan lake where it was signed.” (Financial Times)