North Macedonia is a country of 2.1 million people in Southeast Europe. It declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and was recognized by the United Nations in 1993.
This small country changed its name from Macedonia in 2019 to resolve a dispute with Greece in the hope of joining the European Union. North Macedonia signed an accession protocol to become a NATO member state in February 2019.
The break up of Tito’s Yugoslavia is still being felt.