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Slovenia next in line for eurozone bailout?

BRUSSELS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Eurozone faces more challenges in crisis-hit Greece and Spain and may have to bail out Slovenia next, officials say.

Macedonia PM: Greece dragging feet on name dispute negotiations

VILNIUS, Lithuania, July 9 (UPI) -- Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski says Greece is dragging its feet in efforts to settle the decades-old name dispute between the countries.

Greece, Macedonia resume name issue talks

ATHENS, Greece, June 23 (UPI) -- A U.N. mediator orchestrated a new round of talks in the name dispute between Greece and Macedonia, a former Yugoslav republic, officials said Tuesday.

Skopje rejects Greek bid on name issue

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 17 (UPI) -- Macedonia's foreign affairs minister rejected a Greek offer to solve an 18-year-old dispute over the name Macedonia, claimed by the two neighboring countries.

Ivanov wins Macedonia presidential vote

SKOPJE, Macedonia, April 6 (UPI) -- Conservative Macedonian presidential candidate Gjorge Ivanov has scored a landslide win in the former Yugoslav republic, returns indicate.

NATO snub over name prompts Macedonia exit

BUCHAREST, Romania, April 3 (UPI) -- Delegates from Macedonia walked out of the NATO summit Thursday in Romania after Greece blocked the republic's entry into the alliance over a name dispute.
Greece, Macedonia far apart on name

Greece, Macedonia far apart on name

UNITED NATIONS, March 27 (UPI) -- There's little hope Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will resolve their dispute over the latter's name any time soon, a U.N. envoy reported.

Greece to Macedonia: Change your name

BRUSSELS, March 7 (UPI) -- Greece will not back Macedonia for EU membership as long as the former Yugoslav republic uses that name, the Greek foreign minister said Thursday.

U.N. to mediate Macedonia name dispute

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A United Nations mediator invited diplomats from Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to New York to address the Macedonia name dispute.

Macedonia, Interpol meet to plan security

LYON, France, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A top official from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia recently met with Interpol officials to discuss increased border security cooperation.

EU, Montenegro sign association agreement

BRUSSELS, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The European Union and Montenegro signed an association accord, the former Yugoslav republic’s key step in becoming member of the Western bloc.

U.N. envoy to mull Greek-Macedonian issue

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Greece's government minister is to meet with a U.N. mediator regarding a Greek-Macedonian issue over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

U.N.: Macedonia president kept unity

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Thursday remembered President Boris Trajkovski of Macedonia building stability and keeping his country unified.

Djukanovic to be Montenegro PM

BELGRADE, Serbia, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Milo Djukanovic, who resigned on Monday as the president of Montenegro -- abandoning a chance to run for a second five-year term next month -- accepted on Tuesday a mandate from his party to become the smaller Yugoslav republic's next prime minister.
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The Socialist Republic of Macedonia (Macedonian: Социјалистичка Република Македонија, Socijalistička Republika Makedonija) was a socialist state that was a constituent country of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. After the transition of the political system to parliamentary democracy in 1990, the Republic changed its official name to Republic of Macedonia in 1991, and with the beginning of the breakup of Yugoslavia, it declared full independence on September 8, 1991.

The modern Macedonian state was officially proclaimed under the name Democratic Macedonia on August 2, 1944, the day of the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman empire in 1903, at the First Plenary Session of ASNOM during the antifascist National Liberation War of Macedonia in the Second World War. This date is now celebrated by the ethnic Macedonians as the day when which they were first allowed to freely state their nationality.

In 1945, the state changed its official name to People's Republic of Macedonia. It was formally incorporated as a constituent republic in the former Yugoslav Federation in 1946. However, many people were against the federation, others demanded greater independence from the federal authorities, which led to their prosecution. One of the notable victims of these purges was the first president Metodija Andonov - Čento. In 1963, the name was changed to Socialist Republic of Macedonia.

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