MPs in FYR Macedonia vote to change country’s name to Republic of North Macedonia
11 January 2019, 22:06
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…