Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with GreeceAfter a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name. The quarrel between Skopje and Athens dates back to Macedonia’s declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and has poisoned neighbourly relations. From the outset Greece denied its neighbour the right to use the name Macedonia, which is also the name of a northern Greek region.



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