Prevented Macedonia to leave NATO summit early

Macedonia announced it was leaving a NATO summit early on Thursday after Greece prevented alliance leaders from inviting it into the military pact because of a row over its name.

Prevented Macedonia to leave NATO summit early
"The Macedonian delegation will leave the summit today. It is necessary to be with our people," Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki told a news conference on the second day of the three-day summit in Bucharest.

Macedonia, which became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991, has the same name as Greece's most northerly province, and Athens insists Skopje must use a compound name such as "New" or "Upper" Macedonia.

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