Greek prosecutor orders probe into alleged threats over Macedonia name deal

A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into alleged threats to lawmakers over a name deal with Greece's neighbor, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), a judicial source said.

FYROM's parliament on Friday passed an amendment to the constitution to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.

Many Greeks are irked that their Balkan neighbor is assuming a name linked to Greek heritage and identical to a northern region of Greece. 

The countries struck the deal in June, but FYROM will start using the new name only after the parliament in Athens also ratifies the agreement. A vote is expected later this month.

The order for a preliminary investigation came after two Greek news websites reported that lawmakers had received threatening text messages to...

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