It’s Too Early to Call Greece and Macedonia’s Name Agreement a Done Deal

Greek opponents of the name deal between Greece and Macedonia protest in the village of Pisoderi, near the border with Macedonia in northern Greece, June 17, 2018 (AP photo by Giannis Papanikos).
Greek opponents of the name deal between Greece and Macedonia protest in the village of Pisoderi, near the border with Macedonia in northern Greece, June 17, 2018 (AP photo by Giannis Papanikos).

What many have long viewed as one of the most ridiculous disputes in international politics may finally come to an end, thanks to an agreement reached last week. Following months of quiet negotiations with neighboring Greece, Macedonia announced it will change its name. If all goes to plan, by the end of the year, the country will cease to be the Republic of Macedonia or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as it is officially known at the United Nations. Instead, it will become the Republic of North Macedonia. The name issue emerged with the collapse of Yugoslavia in the […]

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