North Macedonia celebrates its Independence Day

The Republic of North Macedonia celebrates its Independence Day today.

On September 8, 1991, a referendum was held in the country, in which over 96% of those participating in the poll gave their approval for declaring independence from Yugoslavia. The parliament declared the country's independence with a decision of November 17, 1991 and began the process of secession from the federation, and Bulgaria was the first country to recognize the new state in January 1992.

In his speech on the occasion of the anniversary, the Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, Dimitar Kovachevski, emphasized the process of his country's accession to the European Union.

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