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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. 


Reuters Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 20:07 IST Greece, Macedonia FYR

The Macedonian parliament on Monday set Sept. 30 as the date for a referendum on the country's NATO and EU membership bids and on its agreement with Greece on the country'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.

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.

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