The Macedonian authorities have launched the process of officially renaming the country to the Republic of North Macedonia in accordance with the relevant Prespa agreement with Greece.
In June, Skopje and Athens signed an agreement on Macedonia's new name — the Republic of North Macedonia — which was met with criticism in both countries. Nevertheless, the parliament of Macedonia approved on January 11 amendments to the constitution that would change the country's name.
The Greek parliament ratified the agreement on January 25.
Greece has its own region called Macedonia, which is why it has been objecting to Skopje's use of the name. The dispute had long prevented Skopje from pursuing membership in the European Union and NATO.