The naming dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia that has raged for almost three decades must be resolved.
By Augustine Zenakos
There are several reasons why the current opportunity, presented by the renewed UN-mediated negotiations between the two countries and encouraged by the US and the EU, should not be missed.
Firstly, Greece’s contentions in the dispute are or have become illegitimate.
Greece continues to argue, on the official level, that its major objection is Macedonia’s “irredentism”.
While it is true that several statements by Macedonian officials, as well as certain provisions in the Macedonian constitution, did justify such a concern in the past, this is no longer the case.
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