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Greece: agreement on the name Macedonia

ATHENS – Athens and Skopje have after decades reached an agreement over the name of Macedonia. That said the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who spoke about a “good deal” which meet the Greek concerns.

Alexis Tsipras.

Both countries are already years in disputing over the name Macedonia. The conflict dates back to 1991, when Macedonia is peacefully separated from Yugoslavia and continued as the independent Republic of Macedonia. That was bad in Greece, that has its own region of Macedonia.

Tsipras said that the Greek parliament is still allowed to comment on the agreement. It is still unclear what the name of Macedonia. The proposed change of name of the country is a particularly sensitive issue.

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