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Athens, Skopje mayors call for deal on Macedonia name row

The mayors of Greece and Macedonia's capitals met in Athens on Friday to call for a bilateral settlement to end a long-running row over Macedonia's name. "We agree on the necessity of reaching a just and lasting settlement," said Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis after meeting his Skopje counterpart Petre Shilegov at the Greek capital's city hall. The meeting took place after a mass rally in Athens on Sunday by protesters urging the Greek government not to compromise as it attempts to broker a deal in the 27-year-old dispute.
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