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    “Skopje must…remove the Vergina Sun, a symbol originating in the ancient Macedonian dynasty, from its flag. ”

    According to Wikipedia, this was done in 1995, although the change was not completed until 1998. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_Macedonia

    One of the two is wrong, so… is this something that’s included in the agreement? if so, I need to take this to the Wikipedia talk page.

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      Thanks for flagging this Giles. You are correct in pointing out that the exact symbol of the Vergina Sun has been removed from the flag.

      However, the current flag is basically a redesign of it. Article 8.3 of the deal stipulates that Macedonia shall “not use again in any way and in all its forms the symbol formerly displayed on its former flag.”

      To me, whether this means the flag will be redesigned depends on how the deal will be subsequently interpreted.

      Have a look at the deal here https://www.thenationalherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/symfwnia-aggliko-keimeno.pdf, and let me know what you think.

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