The Parliament in Skopje quickly ratified the historic June 17 Prespes Agreement resolving the Name Dispute with Greece, but the required steps to get the deal to come into force in both countries resembles a complicated ballet that will not end until, at the earliest, late this year.

Though the governments of both countries strongly support the agreement, resistance on both sides of the border is enormous and opponents are determined to block ultimate ratification of what each side sees as a...

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