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People are at work to change boards at the border between Macedonia and Greece near Gevgelija on February 13, 2019. – The deal between Skopje and Athens to rename Macedonia as North Macedonia came into force on February 12, 2019 after constitutional changes were published in the Official Gazette, the government said in a statement. Since 1991, Athens had objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a historic northern province of the same name. Greece has blocked Macedonia’s NATO and EU integration until it changes the name. (Photo by Robert ATANASOVSKI / AFP)

North Macedonia notifies UN of name change

The Macedonian government said Wednesday it had officially informed the United Nations of the country’s new name following its historic agreement with neighbouring Greece.
Macedonian nationalists say changing the country's name is against the 'will of the people' [Ognen Teofilovski-Reuters]

Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Macedonia’s parliament is set to vote on an agreement that would change the country’s name to "North Macedonia" and end decades-long dispute with its southern neighbour, Greece.
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Macedonia parliament to vote on name change

Macedonian lawmakers will decide on Monday if the country will change its name from Republic of Macedonia to Republic of Northern Macedonia over two weeks after a referendum on the issue was marred by low turnout.
A man passes next to posters reading 'yes' for the referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name [Marko Djurica-Reuters]

Macedonians vote on whether to change country’s name

Macedonians have begun voting in a key referendum on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership.
Gjorge Ivanov, is a Macedonian politician currently serving as the President of the Republic of Macedonia, in office since 2009

Macedonian president refuses to sign ‘criminal’ law to change country’s name

Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov on Tuesday refused to sign an agreement on changing the country’s name to resolve a dispute with Greece, calling it a “criminal act” that violated the constitution.

Greece, Macedonia sign historic deal to end name row

Greece and Macedonia on Sunday signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the country the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

After a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name.

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