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FYROM prepares for name change

Authorities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began removing official signs from government buildings and streets in the capital Skopje early on Monday to replace them with new ones featuring the country's new name, North Macedonia.

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FYROM prepares for name change by removing signs

Authorities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have begun removing official signs from government buildings to prepare for its new name: North Macedonia.

"Government of the Republic of Macedonia" signs were removed from the country's main government building early Monday in the capital Skopje.

FYROM will change name, just a bit later, according to sources

With Athens notifying the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Monday of its ratification of both the Prespes Agreement and the NATO Accession Protocol, the neighboring country must start fulfilling its obligations by putting up 'North Macedonia' signs, in place of the old 'Macedonia' ones.

Alexander, fake news and the end of ancient Athenian democracy

On January 25, 2019 the Greek Parliament narrowly approved the Prespes agreement, establishing closer relations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), now North Macedonia. The vote was preceded and followed by multitudinous demonstrations at Syntagma Square, where orators roused the crowds to a frenzy of nationalistic fervor.

Bulgaria Warns FYROM Over NATO Membership

/ekathimerini/ If the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) wants to be a full member of NATO and the European Union, it must fulfill the commitments it has undertaken towards Bulgaria and Greece, Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov has said.

Macedonia Awaits Greek Vote to Activate Name Change

The Greek parliament is expected to be the first of any NATO member state to ratify Macedonia's NATO accession protocol on Friday, at a plenary session that is expected to end in a positive vote.

The accession protocol for soon-to-be North Macedonia is expected to be backed by much the same number of MPs that approved the historic "name" deal with Macedonia in January.

Engel, McCaul call for US support of FYROM's NATO membership

Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Representative Michael McCaul, Ranking Member, have urged the US administration to support the membership of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in the NATO security alliance.

ANEL MP to give up seat after NATO protocol vote on Friday, sources say

Thanassis Papachristopoulos, a deputy of the nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL), will reportedly relinquish his seat in Parliament on Friday, after lawmakers vote on the crucial NATO accession protocol of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia which will complete Greece's ratification process, Kathimerini has learned.

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