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Pictured: (L-R) Nikola Dimitrov Minister of Foreign Affairs of FYROM, Zoran Zaevat, Prime Minister for FYROM, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias at Prespa Lake in northern Greece. Sunday 17 June 2018<br />
Re: Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over the country's name.<br />
Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia.<br />
Heated rows over Macedonia's name have been going on since the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, of which it was a part, and have held up Macedonia's entry to Nato and the EU.<br />
Greece has long argued that by using the name Macedonia, its neighbour was implying it had a claim on the northern Greek province also called Macedonia.<br />
The two countries' leaders, Mr Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev announced the deal on Tuesday and have pressed ahead despite protests.<br />
The two countries' foreign ministers signed the deal on Lake Prespa on Greece's northern border on Sunday.<br />
The agreement still needs to be approved by both parliaments and by a referendum in Macedonia.
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Pictured: (L-R) Nikola Dimitrov Minister of Foreign Affairs of FYROM, Zoran Zaevat, Prime Minister for FYROM, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias at Prespa Lake in northern Greece. Sunday 17 June 2018
Re: Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) have signed a deal that aims to settle a decades-long dispute over the country's name.
Under the agreement, Greece's neighbour will be known as North Macedonia.
Heated rows...
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