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North Macedonia Issues Reference Guidelines for International Media

The foreign ministry of the newly named Republic of North Macedonia issued guidelines for international media on how to refer to the country, its citizens and language, based on the Prespa Agreement it signed with Greece. The directive says that the...

Greece Eases Travel for FYROM Nationals

Citizens of the newly-renamed country of North Macedonia may, as of Thursday, travel to Greece only with their normal travel documents. The extra papers used in the past as a passport replacement in order to enter Greek territory are no...

PM Tsipras: Youth of Greece and North Macedonia Can Now Jointly Build a Better Future

"I never believed, especially in the difficult period of 2015 that four years later I would be here to receive this award from the prime minister of Bavaria. Never say never," Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after being...

Greek State Seeks Interpreters Who Speak "Macedonian"

The Greek government announced on Thursday that it is seeking to hire interpreters who have a command of the "Macedonian" language. It is the first time that Greece has includes the "Macedonian" language among the list of skills and competences...

UN Receives North Macedonian Name Change Notification

The United Nations announced on Thursday that its Secretary General, Antonio Guterres,  received the official notification of the ratification of the Prespa Agreement on February 12, 2019. The UN notes that the Prespa Agreement, among other things, expresses the concord between...

FYROM Officially Changes Name to North Macedonia

The government in Skopje announced late on Tuesday that the Prespa Agreement, which changes the name of the country to North Macedonia, came into effect as of February 12. Earlier on Tuesday, Athens formally notified Skopje that the Hellenic Parliament...

Skopje Raises NATO Flag at Tuesday Ceremony

The nascent Republic of North Macedonia raised a NATO flag at its main government building today, as members of the military alliance continued to ratify the country’s accession agreement. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday thanked parliamentarians in Athens and Skopje...

Gains and Losses for Greece After the Birth of North Macedonia

The Greek and FYROM flags in front of Lake Prespa. File photo As of Monday, February 10, the little Balkan country north of Greece is officially named North Macedonia and has gained membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. For...

New Signage in North Macedonia Reflects Name Change

Authorities in Skopje began to remove official signs from government buildings on Monday to prepare for the institution of the country's new name, the Republic of North Macedonia. Signs reading "Government of the Republic of Macedonia" were removed from the country's...

North Macedonia Term ''Compulsory from Next Week'' Greek Foreign Ministry Says

North Macedonia, which is the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), "will have to be used by every part" from next week, Greece's Alternate Foreign Minister George Katrougalos said, speaking with the state-run AMNA news...