The Republic of Macedonia is a Balkan country located in southeastern Europe. It declared indepence in 1991, and its capital and largest city is Skopje.
Macedonia is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. A landlocked country, it borders Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece. The majority of its roughly 2 million residents are ethnic Macedonians, along with a significant Albanian minority. This page collates all of DW's content on Macedonia.
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A referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name to North Macedonia has failed to pass the turnout threshold. It fell well short of the 50 percent required — after a campaign to boycott the polls. But early results suggest more than 90 percent of those who did vote supported the change. It means there's likely to be much political manoeuvring ahead. Guy De Launey reports from Skopje.
Less than half of Macedonia's electorate turned out to vote on whether their country's name should be changed as part of a deal with Greece. That hasn't fazed the prime minister, who's vowed to push ahead with the plan.