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

    It has taken more than 25 years, divided two nations and been cause for protests great and small, but on Tuesday Greece and Macedonia finally declared peace.
    After countless rounds of UN-mediated talks, the two Balkan neighbours announced that they had agreed to end the row over what to call the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
    The tiny state will henceforth be known neither by its acronym, FYROM, nor simply as Macedonia but as the Republic of North Macedonia – a geographical qualifier that ends any fear in Athens of territorial ambition against the neighbouring Greek province of the same name.
    “After months of negotiation we have managed to reach a deal that will solve our longstanding difference over the name of our neighbour,” said the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras. “They have agreed to rename their country the Republic of North Macedonia, a change that will apply in their international and bilateral relations and domestically.”
    Link https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...te-with-greece

    Given that it should be confirmed by both parlements, i won't hold my breathe too much but who knows, maybe that idiotic issue could be solved after all

  • #2
    Checks calendar. Huh, it's not April 1st?

    Well good on them. Looks like the sign of true diplomacy if neither side is 100% happy...

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    • #3
      Republic of North Macedonia...?

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      Best Macedonia ? (lol /jk)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TG0211 View Post
        Republic of North Macedonia...?

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        Best Macedonia ? (lol /jk)
        Wait until they get some nukes

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        • #5
          Well it didn't took long

          https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a8397376.html

          President Gjorge Ivanov has said he will not sign a deal reached with Greece on changing his country's name.

          In Athens, resistance to the Macedonia deal has been growing. A source in Greece's main opposition party, New Democracy, said it planned to submit a motion of no-confidence in the government

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