Tag: North Macedonia
Macedonia 01.11.21 | 18:15

SDSM members walked out of the Stip City Council because the imposed name “North Macedonia” was not used during the session

The new Council of Stip could not hold its inaugural session after members elected from SDSM walked out because the imposed name “North Macedonia” was not used in the proceedings. The 13 VMRO-DPMNE members of the Council and the one from Levica remained and were sworn in, but the nine SDSM...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 12:04

Say North Macedonia, saying N. Macedonia is humiliating, says Zaev

The use of the Republic of N. Macedonia is absolutely incorrect and it is a humiliation towards the state and the Constitution, said the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at a press conference on Thursday. Our country is called the Republic of North Macedonia, not the Republic of N. Macedonia, and that is a...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 17:44

ANA-MPA: MRT sports commentators must use “North Macedonia”

ANA-MPA, the state news agency of Greece, has issued a reaction asking the commentators of the Macedonian national broadcaster to use the official state name when the Macedonian national football team plays in the European Championship, Skopje-based Factor reported. “Despite the fact that”...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 13:43

Apasiev co-signed a bill under the imposed name “North Macedonia”

The two members of Parliament from the small populist Levica party signed a proposed bill which uses the name “North Macedonia”. Levica are far left former supporters of Zaev’s Colored Revolution, who turned into major critics of the imposed name change, but its leader Dimitar Apasiev...

Football 23.01.21 | 13:04

Zaev pressures the Football Federation of Macedonia to add adjective “North”

The Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) has been under pressure from the government for a long time. The disagreement between FFM and the Agency of Youth and Sports is due to the fact that the Macedonian federation refuses to change its Statute, which is supposed to be harmonized according to the...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 15:18

Sign with “North Macedonia” smashed in Prilep

A day after the signs depicting Macedonian kings as part of the “Hellenic civilization”, placed under the imposed Prespa treaty, were defaced in Skopje and Bitola, somebody smashed a sign using the name “North Macedonia” in Prilep. Signs declaring the Macedonian kings as “belonging...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 14:50

VIDEO: Novaci citizens booed their Mayor as he used the imposed name “North Macedonia”

During the visit by interim Deputy Agriculture Minister Cvetan Tripunovski to the rural municipality of Novaci, Novaci Mayor Ljube Kuzmanovski asked that the imposed name “North Macedonia” is used when referring to Macedonia. Tripunovski, who is from VMRO-DPMNE, uses Macedonia, while Mayor...

Macedonia 06.01.20 | 21:35

It is not photomontage: The Zaev family has a special Christmas tree ornament reading “North Macedonia”

In Zoran Zaev’s famous New Year’s Eve interview for TV24, in which he revealed that “in a joke” he had told Alexis Tsipras that he would give his daughter for an island in Greece, despite this and many other outbursts, today the public noticed a new detail. The Zaev family’s...

Sport 04.01.20 | 19:47

Borko Ristovski: Never North, Always Macedonia

Macedonian handball goalkeeper Borko Ristovski, popularly known as the Defense Minister for his often incredible saves, posted a picture with the letter N – for “North” Macedonia, blacked out. Ristovski is with the national team for preparations in Slovenia, ahead of the European Championship...

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...

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