The Latest: Macedonia backs name change to North Macedonia

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The Latest: Macedonia backs name change to North Macedonia

Opponents to the change of the country's constitutional name protest outside the parliament building prior to a session of the Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Hristijan Mickoski, center, leader of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, arrives to a protest against the change of the country's constitutional name, outside the parliament building prior a session of the Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she stands by students during her visit in a German school in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves the students during her visit in a German school in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel places a wreath at the monument of the Unknown Soldier during her visit in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a meeting with Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a meeting with Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Police stand guard during a protest against the change of the country's name outside the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

The Latest: Macedonia backs name change to North Macedonia

Opponents to the change of the country's constitutional name protest outside the parliament building prior to a session of the Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
Hristijan Mickoski, center, leader of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, arrives to a protest against the change of the country's constitutional name, outside the parliament building prior a session of the Macedonian Parliament in the capital Skopje, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves as she stands by students during her visit in a German school in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel waves the students during her visit in a German school in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel places a wreath at the monument of the Unknown Soldier during her visit in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a meeting with Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seen during a meeting with Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. Merkel is widely blamed in Greece for the austerity that the country has lived through for much of the past decade, which led to a sharp and prolonged recession and a consequent fall in living standards. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Police stand guard during a protest against the change of the country's name outside the parliament building in Skopje, Macedonia, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Macedonian lawmakers are entering the last phase of debate on constitutional changes to rename their country North Macedonia as part of a deal with neighboring Greece to pave the way for NATO membership and eventually joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)