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FYROM name dispute: “Severna Makedonja” agreed upon as new name

Featured FYROM name dispute: “Severna Makedonja” agreed upon as new name

The second and decisive phone call was made between Zoran Zaev and Alexis Tsipras. As everything suggests, there is an agreement between the two prime ministers on the name dispute.

The Greek Prime Minister announced that the name the two sides have agreed on is “Severna Makedonja” which means “North Macedonia”.

The citizens will be called “Macedonians/Citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia” and the language will be “Macedonian”.

Mr Tsipras addressed the nation a little after 20.00 local time, outlining the agrrement, and clarified that the agreement gave a scope of 18 months for the neighboring country to implement actions, including changing the constitution. 

FYROM’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, who was also the one who chose the final name, will addressed his people at 19:30 announcing the agreement.

At 6 pm the Greek Prime Minister went to inform the Greek President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

After their meeting, Mr. Tsipras returned to his office and informed by phone the political leaders about the details of the agreement.