The official name, the guidelines say, is Republic of North Macedonia
, or North Macedonia
Greece's objections to Macedonia
's entry to NATO will be dropped following the name-change deal.
According to a statement from the Macedonian Presidency, President Gjorge Ivanov will not sign a law approving the deal to change his country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia
Due to Athens' veto, the dispute has been one of the main obstacles to Macedonia
's ambitions to join NATO and the EU.
On Sunday, Macedonia
and Greece signed a historic deal aimed at settling the name dispute that has lasted longer than the 14 years it took Alexander the Great to conquer the world.
Branko Geroski in Sloboden Pecat reminds us of the criticism directed to Prime Minister Zaev and asks does he have the courage to say that he believes in Macedonia
? Since Macedonia
is also those who are angry and disappointed; Macedonia
is Mickoski and his team, Macedonia
are the hard-liners, Macedonia
is one people who will believe in Zaev only if he honestly, not hypocritically, with deeds and not with words!--really believes in Macedonia
A group of Albanian intellectuals prepared an Albanian Memorandum on the name issue of Macedonia
. At the same time, they wrote that "the names offered for resolving the name dispute of Macedonia
by mediator Matthew Nimetz: Republic of Northern Macedonia
, Republic of Upper Macedonia
, Republic of Nova Makedonija, Republic of Vardar Macedonia
, Republic of Macedonia
(Skopje) are very questionable to them".
Greece has launched an investigation after its foreign minister received a letter from unknown sources threatening him and his family over efforts to resolve a dispute over the name of Macedonia
, the Greek civil protection minister said on Friday.
Over 80 representatives from the public and private sector in Macedonia
and Sweden attended the Business Forum in Stockholm organized by Macedonia2025, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic Macedonia
in Sweden, and the Stockholm Business Region.
The British Embassy in Macedonia
hosted The Queen's 90th Birthday Party on 16 June in Skopje.
and the United States enjoy a cooperative relationship across a broad range of political, economic, cultural, military, and social issues.
In Ivanov's opinion, the people of Macedonia
are tired of the blockade of Macedonia
's European integration and the indecisiveness of the Council of the EU.
The European Commission will require from Macedonia
to establish a amedia culturea, according to publications by Macedonian newspaper.
The Republic of Macedonia
, a tiny landlocked country of just over 2-million people and one of the successor states resulting from the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, has been seeking accession to the European Union for almost the past decade, without any success.