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Greek parliament approves protocol for Macedonia to join NATO

Greek parliament approves protocol for Macedonia to join NATO
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session before a vote on accession of North Macedonia to NATO in Athens, Greece, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas -
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COSTAS BALTAS(Reuters)
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The Greek parliament ratified on Friday a NATO accord with Macedonia for the admission of the former Yugoslav Republic into the U.S.-led military alliance after a deal with Greece ended a 27-year-old dispute over its name.

NATO members signed the accord with Macedonia this week, days after the Greek parliament endorsed an agreement between Athens and Skopje that changes the Balkan state’s name to North Macedonia.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas and George Georgiopoulos)

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