Referendum to take place on Sept. 30 in Macedonia on name deal with Greece
In June, NATO sent an invitation to Macedonia to begin accession talks with the alliance, following a landmark accord with Greece over the former Yugoslav republic's name.
Sixty-eight deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of holding a referendum on the question: "Are you in favour of NATO and EU membership, and accepting the name agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece?"
The opposition nationalist VMRO-DPMNE deputies were not present at the session.
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