Macedonia's name deal referendum: "Do you want EU and NATO?"

The Macedonian Assembly on Monday set September 30 as the date for a referendum on the country's aspirations toward EU and NATO membership.

Source: Tanjug
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The referendum also concerns confirming an agreement reached between Skopje and Athens to rename the former Yugoslav Republic into "the Republic of North Macedonia."

68 members of Macedonia's 120-seat Assembly voted in favor of the referendum question, which reads as follows: "Are you in favor of NATO and EU membership, and accepting the name agreement between the republic of Macedonia and Greece?"

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party did not attend the session.

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