The once Yugoslav state of Macedonia now has officially a new name, North Macedonia. After an agreement was reached between Greece and Macedonia back in June 2018 the official name change happened yesterday, said the Macedonian government in a press release.
The conditions had been met to implement the constitutional amendments to change the country’s name which parliament adopted on January 11. Macedonia was internationally known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) because of a dispute over the name with Greece, whose northern province carries the same name. The dispute was resolved in the so-called Prespa agreement, opening the door for North Macedonia to become a member of NATO and move towards membership in the European Union.