Macedonia named as the Republic of Northern Macedonia

Macedonia named as the Republic of Northern Macedonia

Question: Which Southeast European country is named as the Republic of Northern Macedonia recently?
(a) Macedonia
(b) Greece
(c) Serbia
(d) Bulgaria
Answer :(a)
Related facts:

  • On 11th January 2019, Macedonia is named as the Republic of Northern Macedonia. The name change aims at ending a twenty-seven year dispute with Greece, which has its own region called Macedonia.
  • Earlier total of 81 deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of renaming the Balkan country as Republic of North Macedonia & this year Prime Minister Zoran Zaev won by two-thirds majority.

Facts about Macedonia dispute:

  • Greece’s objections forced the UN (United Nation’s) to refer to the new country as “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”.
  • Athens also vetoed Macedonia’s attempt to join NATO in 2008 – and blocked its EU (European Union) membership ambitions.
  • Since 1991, many suggestions have been proposed but rejected.

Links:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/20/welcome-to-north-macedonia-parliament-votes-for-name-change
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46846231

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