ABOUT THE EPISODE
Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYROM) have for decades clashed over nine letters: M-A-C-E-D-O-N-I-A. The conflict isn’t new, but the solution is. Last June, the two nations signed an agreement that officially changes fYROM’s name to the “Republic of North Macedonia”. But why did the country have to change its name in the first place? What exactly is Macedonia? Why is this happening now? And, what are the implications of the agreement being ratified by the two nations? Tune in and we will try to untangle this complex, messy situation for you.
- Macedonia and Greece sign Historic Deal on Name Change – The New York Times.
- Greece’s Macedonian Touchstone – The New York Times.
- In the Balkans, Russia and the West Fight a Disinformation-Age Battle – The New York Times.
- Macedonia’s messy referendum, puts name deal at risk – POLITICO.
- Macedonia parliament votes to start name change process – BBC News
- Iceland vs Iceland: Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark – BBC News.