Macedonia officially changes its name to North Macedonia

Macedonia officially changes its name to North Macedonia
By bne IntelliNews February 13, 2019

The Macedonian government announced on February 12 that Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia under the name deal with Greece that solved the long-standing dispute and opens the way for Nato and EU integration.

The changes reflecting the new name will be made gradually starting with signs on border crossings, airports and state institutions then moving on to memorandums, car plates, passports, money, and road signs.

“Long live the Republic of North Macedonia,” Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said at the ceremony when the Nato flag was placed in front of the government building earlier on February 12.

Under the name deal with Greece, the country’s language will remain Macedonian, with a reference that it belongs to a group of Slavic languages, and the citizenship will be Macedonian/citizens of North Macedonia.

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