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  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


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  • Skopje argues that using a provisional reference to denote a sovereign state or, even worse, the acronym FYROM or fYROM is disrespectful

    American Chronicle

  • The 11 competitors from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia tend to be tagged with the soulless acronym FYROM because their country's proper name is such a mouthful -- and Greece jealously reserves the name Macedonia for its north-central administrative region.

    Happy Just To Be Here

  • So it went on until now, when Canada, of all countries, formally recognized the country known as FYROM under the name it prefers, Macedonia.

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  • The President noted that the FYROM is a model of stability in a very turbulent region of the world -- the FYROM being the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • There was little opposition from Athens to the name until FYROM declared independence in 1991.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • Unprettily dubbed FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), it's not recognised as a state by neighbouring Greece because of the name issue - mention the word Macedonia to a Greek and they will instantly froth at the mouth.

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  • The ONLY connection, is that the land currently being called FYROM was once part of a greater region which ancient Macedonians lived in.

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  • Macedonia, a state which in the past has done so much for Europe, to accept a farcical name like "FYROM". - Financial News

  • As protectors of the European heritage which has flourished for centuries, European Union parliamentarians should be ashamed of forcing Macedonia, a state which in the past has done so much for Europe, to accept a farcical name like "FYROM". - Financial News

  • FYROM renamed the airport in the FYROM capital of Skopje, the "Alexander the Great" Airport; resurrected the tenets of the old, purely Bulgarian uprising of 1903 against the Turks and embraced them to write its irredentist constitution; borrowed personalities from the pantheon of Greek heroes and Bulgarian heroes, writers, officers and revolutionaries; inculcated in the young minds the defunct communist expansionist tendencies and the idea to hate the Greeks, a violation of article 7 of the Interim Agreement (Vlasides 2003); and, worst of all, it violated article 11 of the Interim Agreement, stating that FYROM may not use any other name, other that "FYROM" until an agreement on the name is reached.

    American Chronicle


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