After weeks of speculation, a time frame has emerged regarding the Greek Parliamentary vote on the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). According to reports, Greece should be preparing for this debate to take place no sooner than 15 January, 2019.
This estimate came after a statement by FYROM Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev revealing that it will take 90 to 110 days for his country to amend its constitution after a successful referendum.
Zaev had previously announced that the referendum to decide whether FYROM will adopt the constitutional name ‘North Macedonia’ will take place sometime between the end of August and the beginning of September. So it can be easily calculated that the constitutional revision will be completed by the first half of January, making way for Greece to complete their part of the agreement.
In the meantime, FYROM’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov expressed his expectation for an Invitation by NATO to begin accession negotiations this week, after the name deal was ratified by his country’s parliament.