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This is the second explainer in the Ask the IIEA series. These explainers aim to answer common questions about European affairs and to provide an insight into what’s going on in the EU.

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’.

This explainer is available here.

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