What’s in a name? The Macedonian name question

In February 2019, a seminal agreement between Greece and Macedonia entered into force, which saw Macedonia change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. This explainer examines the origins, implications and outcome of a dispute that spanned over a quarter of a century over the use of the name ‘Macedonia’. 

What’s in a name? The Macedonian name question

by Tony Brown - IIEA Senior Fellow

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In February 2019, a seminal agreement between Greece and Macedonia entered into force, which saw Macedonia change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia. This explainer examines the origins, implications and outcome of a dispute that spanned over a quarter of a century over the use of the name ‘Macedonia’.