A Country Changes its Name

In June 2018, Greece and FYROM signed the Prespa Agreement, which resolved a three-decade dispute and, among other things, provided for the renaming of the neighboring state to “North Macedonia”. Major demonstrations were held in Athens and Thessaloniki and serious incidents took place. In September of the same year, a referendum was held in North Macedonia, which, although with a small turnout, approved the Prespa Agreement.

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