Name Change Procedure Started in Macedonia

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At an extraordinary meeting of the Macedonian government, deputies adopted proposals for amendments to the constitution, which stipulate that the country should change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia.

The parliament of Macedonia must approve four amendments to the constitution of the country. The first of them is a change of name, the second is the change of the preamble to the constitution, and the third is to provide guarantees of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of neighboring countries, Ukrinform reported.

Among the changes to be adopted are changes to the articles that refer to the support of the state’s diaspora.

Earlier the European Union, NATO, and the United States responded positively to the results of the Macedonian name change referendum.

Only the Russian Federation protested the name change.