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    Macedonian name change irks Greece - 18 Jan 08

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    For more than 15 years, Greece has fought a diplomatic battle to prevent its northern neighbour calling itself the Republic of Macedonia.

    Although 120 countries recognise the name, Greece believes it implies a terroritorial claim over its own province of Macedonia. 

    It is now threatening to contest Macedonia's Nato and EU membership.

    Barnaby Phillips reports.