Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

 Macedonian parliament approves countrys name change

SKOPJE (Reuters) - The Macedonian parliament passed constitutional changes on Friday to allow the Balkan country to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, as agreed with Greece.

A total of 80 deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favour of the name change - a move that could unblock the country's bids to join NATO and the European Union.

(Reporting by Kole Casule; Writing by Ivana Sekularac; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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Updated Date: Oct 20, 2018 03:06:20 IST