GREECE AND MACEDONIA REACH DEAL TO END DECADES-OLD NAME DISPUTE

Politico reported on 12th June that Macedonia had reached a deal with Greece to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.  Greece had contended that the name Macedonia represented a territorial claim over Greece’s northern province, also named Macedonia.  The dispute has kept Macedonia — whose UN-recognized name is the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia — from joining NATO and the EU, where Greece has veto power over admissions.  Macedonia will hold a referendum on the change, and both states will have to get their compromise through their respective parliaments.

https://www.politico.eu/article/greece-and-macedonia-reach-deal-to-end-decades-old-name-dispute/

https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage/46384/statement-high-representativevice-president-federica-mogherini-and-commissioner-johannes-hahn_en

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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