With the ratification of the Macedonian NATO accession protocol in the Greek Parliament, the ball is again in the Macedonian court as the country now has to begin implementing the first stages of the renaming process.

It’s expected that within a week Macedonia will have to replace signs in front of central Government institutions, border crossings and diplomatic offices to reflect the name “Republic of North Macedonia”.

The Macedonian Government prepared a committee which will ensure the renaming process moves forward. New signs will also be bilingual – Macedonian and Albanian – which reflects another move by Zoran Zaev – to adopt a law that makes the Albanian language official across the country.

Zaev’s Government did not disclose cost estimates for this process, which is expected to take years and be tied with Greek continued observance of the Prespa treaty – mainly with not vetoing Macedonia’s EU accession.