Macedonia parliament agrees to change country’s name 0 SHARES Share it! The countries struck the deal on the new name in June, but Macedonia will start using it only after the parliament in Athens also ratifies the agreement. “It makes absolutely plausible two of our biggest state interests – membership in NATO and EU,” it said. “My sincerest congratulations to political actors and citizens of the hopefully soon to be North Macedonia on Parliament’s vote on the constitutional changes,” Hahn tweeted. Macedonian opposition parties and nationalists say changing the name of the country and national symbols is too high price to pay for NATO accession.
Source: Manila Bulletin January 11, 2019 19:41 UTC