Parliament of Singapore
The contentious Prespes name deal is to go before Parliament's foreign affairs committee at 5 p.m. on Monday for debate.
It remains unclear how many sessions the committee will require to examine the deal before forwarding it to the House's plenary for a vote.
Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis indicated last week that the deal will go to a vote by the end of this week.
The MPs went into recess, a Focus News Agency reporter said. According to the rules, each year the Parliament is in recess from December 22 to January 10. In their last working week this year, the lawmakers closed the ministry for the Bulgarian presidency and passed amendments to the anti-corruption law and the law on air quality.
Over the past couple of days we have witnessed fresh efforts by the government to push as many legislative amendments as possible through Parliament in the smallest time possible in order to "tie up" loose ends.
The government does this repeatedly - each time arguing that it is a one-off exception to the rules - triggering the ire of opposition parties.
A vote by lawmakers in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on the final amendments to revise the constitution in accordance with the Prespes accord signed with Greece is expected to be held on January 15, House speaker Talat Xhaferi said Monday.
He said that the parliamentary committees tasked with reviewing the final amendments will convene as of December 17.