This is a key point in Macedonia’s history and should be seen as the first concrete step towards EU membership, said Ivo Vajgl, Macedonia Rapporteur at the European Parliament, while addressing the Parliament’s National Euro-Integration Council on Tuesday. “This is not a formality, this is a credible chance for progress. EU and NATO membership are historic opportunities for Macedonia, there will be no second chances to solve open issues that burden Macedonia’s accession process. No one could imagine a better way of successfully completing the Macedonia-Greece talks,” said Vajgl and congratulated the countries’ PMs for the deal. He urged MPs to work together and put the country’s interests before partisan ones.