For the sake of joining NATO, the country changes its name

Ради вступления в НАТО страна меняет свое название

Macedonia in connection with the desire to join NATO will soon be renamed the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

As Ekathimerini reports that about this declared Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, the country which continued the longstanding controversy regarding the name of a small Balkan country, reports the observer.

“I have good news. We have just reached an agreement with the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the question that occupied our minds for many years. We have a contract and I’m happy because it covers all the conditions set by the Greek side,” – said Tsipras.

Macedonia since the disintegration of Yugoslavia dispute with Greece regarding the name. At the request of Greece, Macedonia was admitted to the UN in 1993 under the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Greece insists that the name of Macedonia was changed to avoid confusion with the Greek province and historical region of Macedonia, which borders with the same independent Republic.

In connection with this dispute, Greece blocked the accession of Macedonia in the European Union and NATO.