Articles by Goran Lazarevski

About Goran Lazarevski

Goran Lazarevski has a PHD in economics from Columbia University. He currently lives and works in New York.

“Why I don’t recognize North Macedonia as my home country”

Note from LeftEast editors: Last week, Macedonia’s Parliament approved a constitutional amendment to change the country’s name to the Republic of North Macedonia. Under the agreement, the country’s language will be called Macedonian and its people known as Macedonians/citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia. The new name will be used both internationally and bilaterally, so that even the 140 or more countries that recognise the name Macedonia will also have to adopt North Macedonia. In Macedonian, the name is Severna Makedonija. While mainstream media have described this vote as “histori ..