Greece and Macedonia strike deal on name dispute

Written by on June 12, 2018 in Europe - Comments Off on Greece and Macedonia strike deal on name dispute

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FRYOM) on Tuesday announced an historic agreement to resolve a decades-long name dispute that has hampered relations between the two countries and left Macedonia with its rather unwieldy formal name.

Ministers from the both countries agreed on “Republic of Northern Macedonia” as the Balkan country’s new official name.

Greece’s Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev announced the agreement shortly after speaking by phone.

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