Tag: North Macedonia
Macedonia 25.10.19 | 15:51

Pendarovski is bothered by adjective “North” in the country’s new name, but says he will get used to it

Asked by an Al Jazeera journalist whether the adjective “North” in the new name of the country bothers him, President Stevo Pendarovski admitted that it does, but that he will get used to it over time. It bothers me as I suppose it bothers all Macedonians, all citizens of this country. And...

Balkans 23.10.19 | 10:44

Kathimerini: Skopje not obliged to call itself North Macedonia at home

The Greek daily Kathimerini, in an authorial comment, points out that the blockade on the start of EU accession negotiations with Macedonia threatens the erga omnia aspect of the Prespa Agreement regarding the use of the northern neighbor’s name. The provision included in the Prespes agreement...

Macedonia 09.09.19 | 19:06

The Greek Foreign Minister wants Macedonians to refer to themselves as “citizens of North Macedonia”

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Greece will use Macedonia’s EU accession process to pressure Macedonians to begin identifying as “citizens of North Macedonia”. The right wing Government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis wants to limit the use of the adjective Macedonian, which the...

Macedonia 30.05.19 | 15:56

Milososki rearranges flags in the Parliament to cover up the word “North”

Unwilling to give a statement with the “N word” behind him, VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki rearranged the flags behind the podium to cover up the word “North” in “North Macedonia”. Milososki is one of the most outspoken critics of the name change...

Macedonia 18.03.19 | 21:17

Russia will begin referring to Macedonia as “North Macedonia”

Russia informed the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that, in the future, it will use the name “Republic of North Macedonia. In the Russian note it is stated that it has received the information from the Macedonian Foreign Ministry that under the Prespa treaty and in line with the constitutional amendments,...

Balkans 07.03.19 | 13:42

Katrougalos and Melescanu to host breakfast for North Macedonia’s friends in Brussels

Greek and Romanian Foreign Ministers, Georgios Katrougalos and Teodor Melescanu respectively, will host a breakfast for North Macedonia’s friends in Brussels on March 18, also including Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, MIA reports from Athens. The breakfast for North Macedonia’s friends...

Economy 21.02.19 | 22:48

Macedonian customs doesn’t allow a shipment to be picked up because it is wasn’t addressed to North Macedonia?!

A shipment sent from Germany to the Republic of Macedonia could not be picked up from customs because “North” was missing in the name of the state. Actress Kamka Tocinovski informed on Facebook about the problem that happened at the Macedonian customs. A package from Germany with the address...

Macedonia 16.02.19 | 15:40

UN replaces FYROM with North Macedonia

The United Nations has officially replaced the reference ‘The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia –FYRoM’ with the name ‘North Macedonia’ on its list of recognized countries. The change in the UN was made on February 14 in the evening. The Foreign Ministry sent an official notification...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 20:55

As of today, Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

As of today, 12 February 2019, the Final Agreement for settling the differences as described in United Nations Security Council Resolutions 817 (1993) and 845 (1993), the termination of the 1995 Interim Accord, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the parties, which was duly published...

Macedonia 31.01.19 | 14:02

Zaev: Albanian language is official, “North Macedonia” to be displayed in Albanian as well

The Albanian language became official language on the whole territory of the Republic of Macedonia, and after the entry into force of the constitutional changes, all signboards will be replaced with the name North Macedonia, which will be displayed in Albanian as well, said the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 29.01.19 | 11:24

Kocijancic does not confirm that after the name change, Macedonia will get a date for negotiations with the EU

“The EU perspective of North Macedonia is very present in light of the ratification of the name agreement in Athens and in Skopje, which was clearly prompted by EU leaders last June, although they said it was necessary for the Macedonian authorities to carry out further reforms,” European...