Draft:Macedonian name change referendum

Former PM slams Tsipras over Prespes accord

Former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras lambasted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday over the agreement signed between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) last June to resolve a long-standing dispute on the latter's name, saying it opens the door for more claims by the neighboring country.

Macedonia Votes on New Name to End Greek Row

AFP - Macedonians went to the polls Sunday to vote 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.

Macedonia has struggled for recognition of its name since its birth in 1991 when the landlocked country declared independence from Yugoslavia.

Zaev urges citizens to end FYROM's 'isolation' by approving name deal

The Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev, expressed hope the country's citizens will vote in favour of the name deal achieved with Greece in the upcoming referendum on September 30, saying it is time for the country's "isolation" to end.

Zaev: FYROM has waited many years for opportunity to join EU, NATO

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has waited a long time for an opportunity to join the European Union and NATO, the country's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in his first ever a speech at the European Parliament on Thursday.

"This is an opportunity that we have waited for a long time," he told MEPs.

FYROM PM urges countrymen to approve name deal in referendum

The prime minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is urging his countrymen to vote in an upcoming referendum in favor of a deal with neighboring Greece that changes his country's name to "North Macedonia."

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, speaking in the capital of Skopje on Tuesday, said the Sept. 30 referendum is an opportunity for people to make a "historic decision."