Gap Fill - Macedonia - Level 2


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The Republic of Macedonia will change its . It agreed on the name of the Republic of North Macedonia. The is after a 27-year dispute with Greece. Macedonia became in 1991 after the Yugoslavia broke up. It became a of the United Nations in 1993. Its name caused an with Greece. Greece's largest is also called Macedonia and said it owned the name "Macedonia". Greece blocked Macedonia from joining the EU of the name "Macedonia". The Prime Minister said the change would, "open the to the future".

There was a of talks between Macedonia and Greece. Just over 67 per cent of Macedonia's 120- parliament voted for the change. Opposition boycotted the . Several people protested against the deal in front of Macedonia's . An opposition leader was angry because of the talks to change the country's name. He said: "Look how , how , this trade is going on with Macedonia's name and identity - just like at a market ." The next is for Greece to agree to the change.

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