The Macedonian prime minister says he would be open to changing his country’s name, raising hopes of an end to one of the world’s most unusual diplomatic spats – a 24-year linguistic dispute with Greece. (Guardian)
Macedonia-Greece name dispute, what is going on?
Macedonia is already the name of a northern Greek region and the Greeks are angry that the former Yugoslav republic has linked its heritage to both Philip of Macedon and Alexander the Great.
The term Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was proposed in January 1993 by France, Spain and the United Kingdom, the three European Commission members of the United Nations Security Council, to enable the Republic to join the United Nations.
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