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Greece: Flag-clad demonstrators dance against Macedonia name deal02:25

Greece: Flag-clad demonstrators dance against Macedonia name deal

Greece, Athens
January 25, 2019 at 04:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands gathered in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Thursday to protest against the scheduled vote on the Macedonia name deal.

Demonstrators protested against an accord to rename Macedonia 'the Republic of North Macedonia', an agreement that would end a 27-year dispute with Greece, which has its own region called Macedonia.

Macedonia's parliament approved a constitutional revision to change the country's name on Jan 11.

However, for the deal between the two countries to go through, the name change also needs to be approved by the Greek parliament. The vote has been postponed on January 25.

Greece: Flag-clad demonstrators dance against Macedonia name deal02:25
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Thousands gathered in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on Thursday to protest against the scheduled vote on the Macedonia name deal.

Demonstrators protested against an accord to rename Macedonia 'the Republic of North Macedonia', an agreement that would end a 27-year dispute with Greece, which has its own region called Macedonia.

Macedonia's parliament approved a constitutional revision to change the country's name on Jan 11.

However, for the deal between the two countries to go through, the name change also needs to be approved by the Greek parliament. The vote has been postponed on January 25.

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