Macedonia agrees to new name after 27-year dispute with Greece

Macedonia agrees to new name after 27-year dispute with Greece
 

The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia have agreed on a new name for the latter country – the Republic of Northern Macedonia – ending a bitter 27-year dispute.
Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev made the announcements shortly after speaking by phone on Tuesday. The new name will be used both domestically and internationally, and Macedonia will amend its constitution as part of the deal.
The name dispute has poisoned relations between the two countries since Macedonia’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and has prevented Macedonia from joining international institutions such as Nato and... read more

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