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Europe Briefing

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Greece is grumpy with Macedonia (again), Moscow's mad with illegal taxi drivers, and Poles are pleased about new Warsaw skyscraper.

Architecture, France, Laurent Wauquiez, Macedonia, Poland, Spain, politics

Greek drama

Macedonia [POLITICS]

It is not every nation-branding campaign that threatens regional stability. The ­International Court of Justice in The Hague is set to rule by the end of the year on issues surrounding one of Europe’s more bizarre international disputes: Greece’s demand that Macedonia change its name, arguing it implies an appropriation of Greece’s heritage and territory. Ahead of the decision, Macedonia’s government is spending hundreds of millions of euros on a major renovation of the capital, Skopje, that promotes national pride…


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