The first direct commercial flight in 12 years departed Greece for Macedonia on Nov. 1, ending Europe’s last aviation blockade. Air travel between the two countries was suspended in 2006 following a move by the former right-wing government of Macedonia to rename the airport in its capital city, Skopje, after Alexander the Great. Greece saw that move as an appropriation of its history, and further confirmation that Macedonia intended to claim the Greek province of Macedonia as its ...

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