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

Both countries claim the name "Macedonia" as their own. After decades of thorny negotiations, the former Yugoslav republic will become the Republic of North Macedonia.
Macedonia will now be named Republic of North Macedonia after its prime minister reached an agreement with his Greek counterpart. A monument to Alexander the Great is seen in the center of Skopje on Sunday. Source: Robert Atanasovski

Ever since the Republic of Macedonia declared its independence in 1991, Greece has been fighting the country over its name. Today the 27-year impasse ended as two nations finally came to a resolution: The former Yugoslav republic is getting a new name, the Republic of North Macedonia.

"There is no way back," Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in

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