FYROM starts process to change name to 'Northern Macedonia'

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Northern Macedonia
Northern Macedonia

The FYROM government has begun the process for constitutional changes following their parliament’s approval of the Prespes Agreement with Greece earlier this year.

Specifically, the government tabled four amendments to the constitution, a move approved earlier on Friday by the cabinet towards a name change and the fulfilment of its obligations as set out in the agreement with Greece.

The four amendments will be discussed at first round by a parliamentary committee, starting on November 7. According to FYROM parliamentary rules, discussion on each amendment must take no more than three days.

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has called a plenary session for December 1 for their voting.