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Macedonia's defence minister on EU and NATO membership hopes

It's not a question many of us have ever had to ask ourselves: does my country have the right name? And how would I feel if someone changed it? But it's a question that's being seriously asked in one of the EU's smaller neighbouring countries: the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, which is locked into a long-running dispute with Greece, itself home to a northern region of the same name.

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For the small country of Macedonia, a national renaming could unlock membership of two of the world's biggest clubs: the European Union and NATO. But can a deal be done? That's just one of the issues we're discussing with the Macedonian Defence Minister, Radmila Šekerinska.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Roxane Runel.

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