It is a long-standing dispute between Greece and Macedonia.
On Sunday, September 30, Macedonia will hold a popular opinion poll. One question will be put to the vote: “Are you in favor of membership in the European Union and NATO, accepting the agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and the Hellenic Republic?”
The agreement assumes that the former name of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will be renamed the Republic of Northern Macedonia. The reason for the dispute is that Greece considers the current name of the neighbor too consonant with the same-named region (Macedonia) inside Greece.
According to a survey of the Macedonian television channel “Telma-TV”, 57% of the population plan to participate in the referendum, and 70% intend to support the agreement.