Macedonia

Country Macedonia
Capital Skopje
Continent Europe
Currency Macedonian denar(MKD)
Languages Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, Roma, Serbian, Bosnian & Aromanian

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Macedonia gained its independence peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greece's objection to the new state's use of what it considered a Hellenic name and symbols delayed international recognition, which occurred under the provisional designation of "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." In 1995, Greece lifted a 20-month trade embargo and the two countries agreed to normalize relations. The United States began referring to Macedonia by its constitutional name, Republic of Macedonia, in 2004 and negotiations continue between Greece and Macedonia to resolve the name issue. Some ethnic Albanians, angered by perceived political and economic inequities, launched an insurgency in 2001 that eventually won the support of the majority of Macedonia's Albanian population and led to the internationally-brokered Ohrid Framework Agreement, which ended the fighting by establishing a set of new laws enhancing the rights of minorities. Fully implementing the Framework Agreement and stimulating economic growth and development continue to be challenges for Macedonia, although progress has been made on both fronts over the past several years.

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Why Greece, Macedonia Fight Over Nation's Name - Snopes.com

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Why Greece, Macedonia Fight Over Nation's Name
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Greece and neighboring Macedonia have been at loggerheads for more than a quarter-century over an issue at the heart of the newer nation's existence and identity: its name. The term “Macedonia” is a source of such nationalist ...
Macedonia and the long quarrel over its nameThe Hindu
Nato prepares to take in MacedoniaEUobserver
NATO head urges Macedonia to end dispute with Greece, reformHurriyet Daily News
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Bulgaria ratifies friendship agreement, enhances ties with Macedonia - Xinhua

Bulgaria ratifies friendship agreement, enhances ties with Macedonia
Xinhua
SOFIA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Bulgarian National Assembly, or parliament, ratified a friendship agreement with Macedonia here Thursday, strengthening bilateral ties between the two European neighbors. The 186 parliament members voted unanimously to ...



Why Macedonia is relevant again - FelixOnline

Why Macedonia is relevant again
FelixOnline
Macedonia as a country has a very proud and ancient history. Originally the home of the Mycenaean Greeks, after their demise, Philip of Macedon arose to kick the shit out of Athens and Sparta and then bequeathed his army to his son. Better known as ...



What Israel, Liberia, Belarus, and Macedonia Have in Common - The Atlantic

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What Israel, Liberia, Belarus, and Macedonia Have in Common
The Atlantic
The survey, conducted across 134 countries in 2017, did indeed show a steep drop in median global approval for U.S. leadership—and it saw Germany replace the U.S. at the top of the rankings. But it also showed some surprising exceptions to the global ...



Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name - thejournal.ie

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Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name
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WHEN MACEDONIA IS at EU summits, global councils, or other international gathering of countries' heads of state, it's known as FYROM – the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The reason for this is to clarify that it's not Macedonia – a province in ...
UN presents new proposals on Greece-Macedonia name disputeWashington Post
Macedonia: The decades-long quarrel over its nameMail & Guardian
Breakthrough over 'Macedonia' name dispute finally in sight?Deutsche Welle
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Macedonia President Vetoes Albanian Language Bill - U.S. News & World Report

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Macedonia President Vetoes Albanian Language Bill
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Macedonia President Vetoes Albanian Language Bill. Macedonia's president vetoes law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. Jan. 17, 2018, at 6:10 p.m.. Macedonia President ...
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Macedonian president vetoes Albanian language lawDeutsche Welle
Macedonia President Vetoes Language LawBalkan Insight

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Macedonia President meets UAE government official - Gulf Today

Macedonia President meets UAE government official
Gulf Today
SKOPJE: The President of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, received Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan, the UAE President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP), at the Presidential Palace in Skopje on Friday. Al-Jarwan explained to the President of ...



Albania, Macedonia to bolster cooperation on EU integration - Xinhua

Albania, Macedonia to bolster cooperation on EU integration
Xinhua
TIRANA, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Albania's foreign minister Ditmir Bushati and Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani voiced here Wednesday the need to further bolster cooperation in 2018. The two officials focused on the need to ...

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Macedonia hold Germany, Denmark beat Spain at Euros - The Star Online

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Macedonia hold Germany, Denmark beat Spain at Euros
The Star Online
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany continued to serve up late drama at the European handball championship after they were held 25-25 by Macedonia on Wednesday for their second successive draw against unfancied rivals. The Germans also ground out a 25 ...

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Macedonia and Greece vow to solve decades-old name dispute - NBCNews.com

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Macedonia and Greece vow to solve decades-old name dispute
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LONDON — What's in a name? For the uneasy European neighbors of Macedonia and Greece, quite a lot actually. In one of the strangest international disputes still playing out on the world stage, these two countries have been quarreling for more than a ...