Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia
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Macedonia is officially renamed North Macedonia

SKOPJE, Macedonia — Macedonia’s government says the country is now officially renamed North Macedonia, under an agreement to normalize relations with Greece that also allows Macedonia to enter NATO.

A government press release says as of Tuesday, the country is officially called the Republic of North Macedonia. A government official said the decision would be published in the government gazette later Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, the official said, the new name will be incorporated in official road signs — starting with one on the border with Greece. The official spoke on customary condition of anonymity.

The name change resolves a dispute with neighbouring Greece that has gone back decades.

Konstantin Testorides, The Associated Press

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