Macedonia Gets New Name, Ending 27-Year Dispute With Greece

13 Juin, 2018, 13:06 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Greece reaches deal with Macedonia to end nearly 30-year name dispute What will M

Zoran Zaev, the prime minister of Macedonia, and Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, both agreed to the deal on Monday.

Greece and Macedonia reached a historic settlement Tuesday to their long-simmering dispute over the name Macedonia - shared by the former Yugoslav republic and an ancient region of northern Greece.

"Dear fellow citizens, we have [made] a historic decision..."

Earlier, the Greek Prime Minister announced the breakthrough on the name, saying the accord would allow a clear distinction between Greece's Macedonia province and the country.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the Presidential Palace following his meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, June 12, 2018.

Macedonia has just changed its name. and to be honest, we're all a little confused.

In televised comments, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared the deal "a great diplomatic victory and a great historic opportunity" for the region to have "friendship, cooperation and co-development".

Macedonia's new name will be put up for a referendum, to be held in autumn.

"Maybe what has the most historic gravity and value for Greece (is that) according to this accord. our northern neighbours don't have, and can not assert, any link to the ancient Greek culture of Macedonia", Tsipras said in a televised address on Tuesday evening.

Because of Greek objections, Macedonia was admitted to the United Nations under a provisional name, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Awaiting sentencing, Fyre Festival promoter arrested again
NYC VIP Access was purporting to sell tickets to major events such as the Grammys, the Met Gala, Coachella, and the Super Bowl. McFarland is accused of running a sham business called NYC VIP Access from late 2017 up until March 2018.

Un journaliste espagnol pose une question à Griezmann... grâce à Google traduction
D'étoile, il en sera question quinze jours après l'enregistrement de ces images, quand les Bleus soulèveront la Coupe du monde. "La France va tout faire pour passer devant l'Argentine dans ce Mondial ".

Owners: Triple Crown victor Justify will race again
In a weird trend dating back to 1930, in years horse racing sees a Triple Crown - Notre Dame football enjoys a successful season . In an email to Newsday, Hart wrote: "The best horse won. but Noble Indy got a raw deal in how the race was run".

Due to the name dispute, Greece has vetoed all of attempts by Skopje to join both the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

"This will set Skopje on its path to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership".

But before that, he said the agreement will be put to parliament for ratification in order not to waste any time and to allow Greece to lift its blockade on Macedonia's potential membership of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU.

It also has to be ratified by both Macedonian and Greek parliaments.

In February, as NPR's Joanna Kakassis reported, more than 140,000 Greeks marched to parliament in Athens as part of a "Macedonia is Greece" rally, chanting that the name "is in our soul".

On Twitter, Zaev said the deal preserved the Macedonian ethnic and cultural identity. Tsipras and Zaev spoke on the phone yesterday for an hour, and said they would continue their conversation today.

In a nutshell, Greek people felt like the name belonged to them because it ties in with the country's heritage and the Macedon Kingdom - the king of which was Alexander the Great, who you'll have heard of.

"Thanks to you the impossible is becoming possible", EU Council president Donald Tusk said.

But the breakthrough is now likely to see European Union leaders open accession talks with Macedonia at a summit in June and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation invite Macedonia to join the military alliance at a summit in July.

Greece's Macedonia is a northern region that includes the country's second city, Thessaloniki, whereas Macedonia's Macedonia is, well, a country.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Lucas Torreira Agrees Personal Terms With Arsenal
However, SportBild claim Arsenal have won the race for the highly-rated German and expect Leno to take over from Petr Cech.

Donald Trump hits back at ‘very Low IQ’ Robert De Niro
The actor specifically apologized to the Canadian Prime Minister as well as other leaders who attended the G7 summit Saturday. The Academy Award victor shouted out, "Fuck Trump! ", a declaration which brought the audience to their feet in ovation.

Macron prié de faire "plus de social" par "ses" économistes
Ils évoquent aussi " l'image d'un pouvoir indifférent à la question sociale ". Jusqu'ici, le malaise restait circonscrit à quelques élus de la majorité.

Trump distorted history on North Korea
Green said the Japanese - who are concerned about the US reducing its presence in East Asia - "are going to put on a fearless face".

Le Bitcoin plie après le piratage de Coinrail — Crypto-monnaie
Le cours du bitcoin a reculé de 12 pour cent à quelque 6.800 dollars, ce qui représente sa plus importante baisse depuis mi-mars. Au début de janvier, au sommet de la vague de la cryptomania, ils valaient environ 830 milliards de dollars.

Kim Jong Un accepte de se rendre aux États-Unis
D'ailleurs, le document signé par les présidents Trump et Kim engage la dénucléarisation complète de la péninsule coréenne . Il a ajouté que le monde pourrait observer " un changement majeur " avant de quitter le sommet organisé à Singapour .

Russian Federation calls for implementation of JCPOA on Iran: Putin
Trump arrived late for Saturday's meeting during the Group of Seven summit of leading industrialized nations being held in Quebec. Merkel and Trump also had a brief conversation at the summit but no bilateral meeting.

Emmanuel Macron à Montpellier ce mercredi au Congrès de la Mutualité française
"Par l'éducation", poursuit Emmanuel Macron dans cette vidéo tweetée par sa directrice de communication Sibeth Ndiaye. Et d'ajouter, plus tard: "Prévenir la pauvreté et responsabiliser les gens pour qu'ils sortent de la pauvreté".

L’Union européenne est derrière Justin Trudeau
Cette surtaxe pourrait coûter des milliards de dollars aux producteurs canadiens et allemands si elle venait à se matérialiser. La première ministre britannique, Theresa May, a également fait des pieds et des mains, lundi, afin de remercier M.

Morocco star Nabil Dirar doubtful for World Cup tournament in Russian Federation
Here is an XI of the stars heading to Russian Federation this summer who received the highest average ratings across the season. In 2016 Williams released a song called "Party Like a Russian" drawing criitcism for its portrayal of Russian culture.