The Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) will not change its name. The Parliament rejected the Draft-Law on Amending the Law on the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts. After some back and forth, earlier this week Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi notified MANU that the law is being withdrawn.
After refusing the demand to rename itself, MANU was faced with law submitted before Parliament that would’ve imposed the name change into the “Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of North Macedonia – MANU”. The academy refused to accept this pressure and notified the Parliament that it is opposed to the law.