Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal

Macedonia and Greece: Backlash over name deal
 

Macedonia's president is refusing to sign an historic deal agreed with Greece to change his country's name, saying it violates the constitution.
"My position is final and I will not yield to any pressure, blackmail or threats," Gjorge Ivanov declared.
On Tuesday, Macedonia and Greece agreed to end a 27-year row by renaming the ex-Yugoslav state "The Republic of North Macedonia".
The goal was to distinguish it from an identically-named Greek province.
That mattered to Athens, which argued that by using the name, Macedonia, the country was implying it had a claim to the... read more

 
13 June 2018 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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