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Skopje’s decision to rename museum upsets Athens

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Greek officials are set to complain to the European Union and the United Nations after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) announced that it will rename the archaeological museum in Skopje “Alexander the Macedon.”

Diplomatic sources said that Athens is particularly upset that FYROM authorities made the move just two days after the first round of talks on confidence-building measures (CBMs) between the two sides.

Greek sources said that the talks had been extremely constructive after the two countries, which have been locked in a dispute over FYROM’s name since the 1990s, had decided to address six of 11 CBMs in total. These included discussing the refugee crisis, rail links and EU funding programs.