Driving Directions Macedonia
MACEDONIA declared its independence from Yugoslavia in November 1991. The FYROM or Vardar Macedonia is one of the three parts of the ancient, historical kingdom of Macedonia, which also included Aegean Macedonia in Greece and Pirin Macedonia in Bulgaria. Vardar Macedonia only came into being as a republic of Yugoslavia, in 1946, following the victory of the communist forces of Josip Broz Tito.
It’s status disputed at the time, and this has continued to be the case. This controversy has been the cause of ongoing difficulties for the FYROM, mainly in gaining much needed international recognition since the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. The government of the FYROM has put into place several measures to encourage economic growth. It is hoped that, having now gained further international recognition, particularly from its neighbours since 1996, the country’s economic situation will start to improve.