As the EU urged leaders to consider opening membership talks with North Macedonia, Euronews spoke with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov about their EU ambitions.
The EU said the western Balkan countries had delivered on reforms, but full EU membership remains a distant ambition.
While the British Prime Minister struggles to make good on the country's decision to leave the EU, North Macedonia is waiting for the green light to start membership talks with the bloc.
Outgoing president Gjorge Ivanov was among senior officials who attended the inauguration ceremony of new president Stevo Pendarovski.
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Social Democratic Union candidate Stevo Pendarovski and his main rival from the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party, Gordana Siljanovska have mostly focused on this year's name deal with neighbouring Greece, which will allow North Macedonia, previously known as Macedonia, to join NATO and the EU,
The presidential candidate backed by North Macedonia's ruling party has won Sunday's election, taking 51.66% of the vote.
Stevo Pendarovski, North Macedonia’s pro-Western candidate narrowly won the first round of a presidential vote, a year after the country saw a controversial name change.
Macedonians vote in election dominated by splits over name change
North Macedonia will soon vote in the country's first general election since changing its name from the republic of Macedonia last year over a dispute with neighbouring Greece.
Greece's Tsipras and North Macedonian President George Ivanov were all smiles as they thrashed out their remaining differences.
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After officially changing its name, North Macedonia took its seat at the NATO table for the first time on Wednesday.
Soldiers from the small Balkan country have already served alongside Nato troops on a number of operations.
Greece's parliament on Friday ratified a NATO accord with the Republic of North Macedonia, paving the way for Skopje's entry to the US-led military alliance.
There are three, key criteria.
North Macedonia might be born but does it have a national identity?
Police in Athens fired tear gas at crowds of protesters who had gathered outside parliament on Thursday to express anger over the proposed name change of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia.
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Many Greeks have taken part in violent demonstrations, claiming "Macedonia is Greek."
Now that it looks certain the Greek parliament will ratify its neighbour's name change, the EU must help to transform the western Balkans by honouring its accession commitments to North Macedonia.