Last Update 23:7
Sunday, 25 August 2019

Macedonian parliament adopts agreement with Greece on new name for 2nd time

Sputnik , Thursday 5 Jul 2018
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3032
Share/Bookmark
Views: 3032

On June 17, Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov and his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotsias signed an agreement on the new name for Macedonia.

The Macedonian parliament on Thursday adopted for the second time the historic agreement with Greece on renaming the country by a majority of votes, the process for which was broadcast by the parliament's press service.

"At least 69 lawmakers out of the 70 who were present voted in favor. The document was adopted," parliament's speaker Talat Xhaferi said.

There are 120 seats in the Macedonian parliament.

Athens and Skopje agreed on the Republic of Northern Macedonia after a years-long dispute over the use of "Macedonia," which is also the name of a region in Greece.
On June 20, the bill promulgating the agreement was ratified by the Macedonian parliament.

However, on June 26, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign into law the agreement between Greece and Macedonia, adding that he would not advocate the deal, calling it damaging and a violation of Macedonian law.

In accordance with the constitution, the document was returned to the parliament for the second review on Thursday.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.