Greece reacts to Skopje plans to build Alexander the Great statue

Greece has decided to inform its partners, allies and international organizations about plans for a monument to be constructed in Skopje.

Athens believes that the decision to build the monument, named “Warrior on a Horse”, is an act of provocation.

The Greek media report that the image of the warrior is in fact that of Alexander the Great.

The two countries have been locked in the so-called name dispute for almost two decades. Greece insists that its neighbor to the north cannot use its constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia, considering that Macedonia is the name of Greece’s northern province.

Skopje was admitted to the UN under the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FRYOM).

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