Macedonia changes name to Republic of North Funkytown

THE GREEK parliament has ratified a law allowing the neighbouring Republic of Macedonia to change its name to the Republic of North Funkytown.

The change, which takes place with immediate effect, is expected to settle diplomatic relations and dramatically increase tourism to the region.

Resident Kiril Dimusevski said: “I’m all in favour of living in Funkytown. Who wouldn’t be?

“We’ve also got a new national anthem, to be perfomed by Lipps Inc at the unveiling ceremony, which beats that Greek dirge into a pulp.

“Bascially, we’re the first country to accept that Europe only exists for British people to visit for stag and hen nights, and we’ve tailored ourselves accordingly. The bookings are flooding in.”

Fellow Republic of North Funkytowner Emma Bradford added: “We did consider the name ‘Greece Plus’, but apparently Greece had a problem with it.”