Change of identity: Macedonians to vote on new name

Change of identity: Macedonians to vote on new name
 

Macedonians will vote in a referendum on Sunday, which may result in the former Yugoslav republic changing its name to North Macedonia.
The new name would end a decades-long dispute with neighbouring Greece and clear a path towards joining the EU and Nato.
But passions are high on both sides of the border and Macedonia's president is calling for a boycott of the vote.
What are Macedonians being asked? "Are you in favour of European Union and Nato membership by accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece?"
That agreement is on the name North... read more

 
28 September 2018 in World News, Views: 65
Source: BBC
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