I would like to welcome Nordmakedonien, a country friendly to Greece, a country that has become a ally regarding efforts to achieve security, stability and peace in the region, said prime minister Alexis Tsipras ahead of the vote.
the Ratification will then an agreement concluded between the two countries that Macedonia changes its name to Nordmakedonien and that Greece, in turn, to stop blocking the neighbouring country's quest to become a member of Nato and the EU.
Tsipras added that Skopje must now adopt the new name in the public context, as in myndighetsdokument, street signs, etc.
from Yugoslavia in 1991, refused to Greece to recognise the new state. The greeks referred to the fact that the name Macedonia belongs to the Greek cultural heritage. Greece protested against the wording in the draft Macedonian constitution, which it was felt could be interpreted as territorial claims on parts of northern Greece.
on Wednesday wrote to the prospective Nordmakedonien on Natoprotokollet, which means that the country becomes försvarsalliansens 30:e member when it has been ratified by all the member states.