MPs in FYR Macedonia vote to change country’s name to Republic of North Macedonia

Europe

11 January 2019, 22:06

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MPs have today backed a historic move to change FYR Macedonia’s name, reports Euronews.

They voted to alter it to the Republic of North Macedonia as part of attempts to end a long-running dispute with neighbours Greece.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said the move would “open the doors to the future, Macedonia’s European future”.

Last year Skopje and Athens agreed on a deal for the name change and this is the first step in ratifying it.

The Greek parliament will now have to do the same.

More to follow…

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