Friday, June 15, 2018

Diplomatic Breakthrough

After 27 years of crisis

From United Press International:

Macedonia agrees to name change deal with Greece
June 12 (UPI) -- Macedonia reached an agreement with Greece to change its name on Tuesday, ending a 27-year dispute between the two countries.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev reached an agreement with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to change the country's name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia in acknowledgement of the Greek region of Macedonia across the border.

Both countries' parliaments must ratify the deal and Macedonia is expected to hold a referendum on the change.

"There is no way back," said Zaev....MORE