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Macedonia 08.09.21 | 13:46

Zaev adds “North” in his message congratulating the independence of the Republic of Macedonia

Zoran Zaev inserted the imposed name “North Macedonia” even in his message congratulating the citizens on the 30th independence anniversary of the Republic of Macedonia. In response, dozens of citizens flooded the replies to tell him that the country which voted for its independence on September...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 17:22

Greek Foreign Minister Dendias arrives in Macedonia tomorrow to inspect Zaev’s implementation of the Prespa Treaty

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit Macedonia tomorrow to inspect the level of implementation of the Prespa Treaty and the use of the imposed name “North Macedonia”. Greece was recently concerned after a defense cooperation treaty was signed between Macedonia and Turkey, and critics...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 11:24

Parliament moves to have the imposed name “North Macedonia” printed on the passports starting in July

A Macedonian Parliament committee approved a draft bill that sets the date for issuing passports with the imposed name “North Macedonia” starting with July 2021. The move comes after several visits to Athens by officials of the Zaev regime, and demands from Greece that Macedonia steps up...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 13:05

State Electoral Commission head speaks out against the campaign to spoil the ballots

Oliver Derkoski, head of the State Electoral Commission, warned the voters not to scribble comments on the ballots or cross out the word “North” from the imposed name of the country. Activists and supporters of a ruling party which imposed the name change have been sharing ostensibly “patriotic”...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 12:18

Macedonia’s first Foreign Minister Denko Maleski says the country should review its history in line with the Bulgarian historical narrative

The first Macedonian Foreign Minister Denko Maleski, who was a strong contender to be the SDSM presidential candidate in the 2019 elections, published an editorial in which he agrees with the Bulgarian position that Macedonians and Bulgarians “were the same people”. The editorial was published...

Macedonia 28.04.20 | 10:17

Pompeo speaks to Pendarovski to congratulate on Macedonia’s NATO accession

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with President Stevo Pendarovski yesterday to congratulate to “North” Macedonia on its joining NATO and possibly opening EU accession talks. In the statement released afterwards, Pompeo praised the imposed Prespa treaty and said that he highly values...

Macedonia 09.03.20 | 15:22

Zaev’s SDSM party drops the hated adjective “North” ahead of the elections

SDSM party leader is ordering pre-election billboards that drop the imposed name “North Macedonia”.  In one such billboard, Zaev had himself superimposed over the NATO logo to tout what he promises will be the economic benefits of the coming NATO membership. But instead of mentioning the...

Macedonia 24.02.20 | 21:34

Man urinates on board reading “north” in Stip

A video posted on social networks today shows a man urinating on a new board at the Stip Employment Agency because it contains the word “north”.

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:12

Siljanovska on the “North Macedonian cuisine” label: Every day brings another humiliation

Former presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska Davkova strongly condemned the way Macedonian food and cuisine were presented at the recent Green Week fair in Berlin, where the term “North Macedonian cuisine” was used. The presentation caused strong adverse reactions in Macedonia, where...

Macedonia 14.01.20 | 11:15

Geroski: Zaev stopped using the adjective “North” to score election points

The ever more noticeable omission of the adjective “North” in statements from SDSM party officials is linked with the coming elections, believes journalist Branko Geroski. The one-time SDSM supporter who turned on the party and broke much of the news regarding its major Racket scandal believes...

Macedonia 01.01.20 | 21:39

As the elections draw closer, SDSM officials begin to drop the adjective “North”

Over the past year officials from the SDSM party were using the imposed name “Republic of North Macedonia” like there is no tomorrow, but as the early elections are now a near certainty, both Zaev and his inner circle are dropping the name and are beginning to use just Macedonia. Outgoing...

Macedonia 21.12.19 | 19:25

“Never North, Always Macedonia” echoes during the VMRO rally

A powerful and unanimous rejection of the imposed name change was evident during the large VMRO rally in Skopje today, when just as party leader Hristijan Mickoski was preparing to speak the thousands strong crowd broke into a chant of “Never North Always Macedonia”. This is the rallying...

Macedonia 27.09.19 | 10:35

Zaev promotes the name “North Macedonia” at the UN General Assembly

Zoran Zaev had an address before the United Nations General Assembly, promoting for the first time the imposed name “North Macedonia”. The Prime Minister celebrated the fact that Macedonia was renamed and insisted that it will improve relations in the region. We finally completed our identity...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 23:14

Elementary school kids told to learn a song about “North Macedonia”

Parents of elementary school children are sharing online a song that was apparently introduced into the first grade curriculum, in which the children are taught that their country is called “North Macedonia”. The school year that started this month is the first following the Prespa treaty,...

Macedonia 17.06.19 | 12:20

Justice Ministry calls on the certified translators to begin using “North Macedonia” on their seals

The Justice Ministry called on the court certified translators to replace their seals and to adopt the name “Republic of North Macedonia” for official use. The Ministry is working to introduce the imposed name in official use in the judiciary. Court certified translators are private operators...

Macedonia 16.05.19 | 19:35

Parliament re-adopts three laws which Ivanov refused to sign under the name “North Macedonia”

The Parliament re-adopted three laws which President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign because they were submitted to him under the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. It is expected that Stevo Pendarovski will sign them into law. The laws cover matters on the Judicial Council, access to public...

Macedonia 06.03.19 | 21:13

Siljanovska: I will not be using the name “North Macedonia”

VMRO-DPMNE presidential nominee Gordana Siljanovska told the citizens of Radovis that she will not be using the name “Republic of North Macedonia”, imposed on Macedonia with the Prespa treaty. The opposition presidential nominee is a critic of the treaty, which was rejected by the voters...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 09:59

Parliament paid 900.000 EUR for its “Yes” media campaign during the failed “North Macedonia” referendum

The Macedonian Parliament distributed 900.000 EUR during the failed referendum campaign, and all of them went to support the “Yes” vote to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia and to join NATO and the European Union. There was no organized campaign to oppose the name change, so the full...

Macedonia 14.02.19 | 21:58

Interior Ministry switches to “North Macedonia” logo

Following the Government and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Interior Ministry began using the name “Republic of North Macedonia”. As of today, the powerful department adopted a new logo, declaring that the Macedonian police is now the “police of the Republic of North Macedonia”. Under...

Macedonia 14.01.19 | 19:52

Boycott movement calls the public to cross out the word “North”, wherever it is used in front of Macedonia

The Boycott movement of activists who successfully called for boycott of the September 2018 referendum to rename Macedonia, are calling on the public to reject the name change be removing the word “North” wherever they see it. Cross out the North, is the motto of the campaign, which began...

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