The Republic Macedonia has decided to change its name. It agreed Friday to rename the country the Republic North Macedonia. The name change is the result a 27-year dispute with Greece. Macedonia declared independence 1991 after the break- of the former country Yugoslavia. It became a member the United Nations in 1993, but its name caused an argument Greece. Greece's largest region is also called Macedonia. The Greek government said it owned the name "Macedonia". Greece blocked its neighbor's attempts to join the EU and NATO the use the name "Macedonia". Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the name change would, "open the doors to the future".
The name change comes a decade of talks between Macedonia and Greece. Just over 67 per cent representatives in Macedonia's parliament voted the name change. Eighty-one MPs voted favor of the name change in the 120-seat parliament. Opposition politicians, who opposed the agreement Greece, boycotted the vote. Several hundred people protested the deal in front Macedonia's parliament over the past three days. An opposition leader was angry over the talks to change the country's name. He said: "Look how publicly, how openly, this trade is going with Macedonia's name and identity - just at a market stall." The next step is the Greece to officially agree to the change.