New Macedonia is the name that the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has proposed, and Greece agreed, in order to end the decades-long name dispute.
The two sides and mediator Matthew Nimitz, the UN official responsible for the negotiations, agreed to using New Macedonia, a name proposed by the Skopje government.
The name New Macedonia was proposed in 1992, but was rejected by the Greek side at the time. Another proposal later was Northern Macedonia, also rejected by Athens because it appeared irredentist implying that there is also a Southern Macedonia.
Greece has agreed to the name change, and the announcements are to be made in the spring of 2018.
Citizens of Pseudo-Macedonia are not Macedonians, but Slavs. Real Macedonians are a branch of Greeks, living in real Macedonia, located in Northern Greece. Membership negotiations for Pseudo-Macedonia have been painfully slow. Greece objects to the name Macedonia as it…
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