Parliament adopts all Draft-Amendments from Prespa Agreement

At the session held on Monday afternoon, the Parliament of Macedonia adopted the last two draft-amendments for changes to the Constitution of Macedonia. The amendments for constitutional changes are the core of the Prespa Agreement which resolves the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece and secures the Greek support for Macedonia’s integration in NATO and EU. With 64 votes in favour, 14 against and 2 abstaining, the Parliament adopted the amendment number XXXV, which will guarantee that Macedonia shall respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of tis neighbouring countries and will not interfere in those countries’ internal affairs. With 66 votes in favour, 7 against and 3 abstaining, the Parliament also adopted the amendment number XXXVI which defines the republic’s authorisations when it comes to the care for citizens of Macedonia living abroad. The Parliament adopted the previous two amendments on Sunday, and they will be put up for voting once again in the Parliament for full implementation, for which a 2/3 Parliamentary majority is compulsory.