NATO prepares to welcome North Macedonia
Macedonia will sign an accession protocol with NATO on Wednesday under its new name North Macedonia after parliaments in the tiny Balkan country and its southern neighbor Greece ratified a historic name change deal.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the change on Twitter Saturday. The ceremony will take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Greece had blocked Macedonia from joining NATO for three decades because of the name dispute, saying that Macedonia’s name implied territorial claims toward Greece’s northern province.