Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending long dispute with Greece

Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending long dispute with Greece
 

After almost three decades, one of the most intractable Balkan disputes has ended on the banks of a lake as Greece and Macedonia signed an accord formally heralding a new era of peace.
On a historic day for a region long soaked in the politics of animosity, the prime ministers of the neighbouring states declared that the bitter dispute over Macedonia’s name was finally over.
Once ratified, the pact will see the small Balkan nation being renamed the Republic of North Macedonia. “This is our own rendezvous with history,” the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, told officials gathered under... read more

 
17 June 2018 in World News, Views: 53
Source: Guardian
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