NATO formally invites Macedonia to begin membership talks to join the organization.
NATO has formally invited Macedonia to begin membership talks on joining the North Atlantic alliance.
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In Brussels, an accession protocol for joining NATO is signed between Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, and Nikola Dimitrov, foreign minister of the Republic of Macedonia.
A referendum is held in the Republic of Macedonia on whether to change the country's name in order to join NATO and the EU.
The parliament of Greece votes 153–146 in approval of changing the name of the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a 27-year naming dispute.
The Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo votes to create a proper army out of the lightly-armed Kosovo Security Force, with eleven minority Serb deputies boycotting the vote. While the United States lauds the decision, criticism has come from both NATO and the neighbouring country of Serbia.
Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS "Helge Ingstad" collides with a Maltese oil tanker in the Heltefjord while returning from NATO military exercises, prompting the evacuation of all 137 crew members. Seven sailors were injured in the collision.