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Greece to Slovenia: You have to call Macedonia – “North Macedonia” now


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Slovenian President Borut Pahor to begin referring to the Republic of Macedonia as the “Republic of North Macedonia”. Slovenia is one of the first countries that recognized Macedonia under its constitutional name, but Greece expects countries that have done so to switch to the new name under the Prespa treaty agreed between Tsipras and Zoran Zaev.

– The treaty means that you, in Slovenia, as one of the countries that recognize our neighbor under its current constitutional name, will in the future call it North Macedonia. A large portion of of Macedonia is in Greece and it is an important part of the ancient Greek history, Tsipras told Pahor. Pahor welcomed the fact that the two countries signed an agreement, adding that a lot of work remains on its implementation.