Lawmakers OK switch to name North Macedonia
Macedonia late Friday fulfilled its part of a historic deal that will pave its way to NATO membership and normalize relations with neighboring Greece, after lawmakers approved constitutional changes to rename the country North Macedonia.
The move was hailed by NATO and the European Union. NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance strongly supports the full implementation of the agreement, under which Greece will lift its objections to Macedonia joining NATO and the EU.
For the agreement to take effect, Greece’s parliament must ratify it.