SKOPJE, Macedonia – The authorities in Macedonia have begun to remove official signs from public buildings to prepare for their new name: Northern Macedonia.
"The Government of the Republic of Macedonia" was removed from the country's main government building early Monday in the capital Skopje.
The small Balkan country will change its name to Northern Macedonia after reaching a landmark agreement during the summer with the neighboring Greece, which has a neighboring state province, Macedonia.
Macedonia is due to become a NATO member now that Greece's parliament approved a measure Friday that would allow the country to join the alliance. Previously, Greece had blocked Macedonia's accession to NATO.
Macedonia will now publish the agreement with Greece in its government box so that it is officially brought into law.