Various protests have taken place this week, particularly in Northern Greece over the ongoing negotiations between Greece and FYROM over the naming dispute. Speculation has emerged that options including ‘New’ or ‘Northern’ Macedonia are now on the table, but the vast majority of Greeks remain firmly opposed to any use of the word Macedonia in any solution.
Around 3,000 people gathered near Alexander the Great’s birthplace of Pella on Wednesday to demand that the Greek government takes a tougher stance. Citizens in both countries have held protests ever since the new push for a compromise got underway. More than 100,000 people attended a rally in Athens in February.