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Macedonia's president said he will not accept his country's name change

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski
Macedonia's president said Wednesday he would not support an agreement reached between his country's prime minister and Greece to change the Balkan country's name.
Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov said the agreement was "shameful" and gave too many concessions to Greece.
The move aims to appease Greece, which had long opposed the country's use of Macedonia because it shares the same name as Greece's northern region of Macedonia.
The new name, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, will now have to be approved by Macedonians via a referendum as well as by both...
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