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ICJ ruled Greece wrong block Macedonia’s bid to join Nato in 2008

Diplomatic Victory for Macedonia. Photo Credit AP

Greece was wrong to block Macedonia’s bid to join Nato in 2008 because of a row over its name, the International Court of Justice has ruled.

It said Athens should have abided by a 1995 deal not to block Macedonian applications if made under the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The ICJ ruling does not address the neighbours’ dispute over the name.

The dispute has been rumbling on since Macedonia gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

It is a deeply sensitive issue in both countries…READ MORE HERE