Political Outlook of the Republic of North Macedonia

The name issue, which had been going on for about 27 years, was resolved in 2018 with the signing of the Prespa Agreement between North Macedonia and Greece.

North Macedonia's foreign policy is shaped within the framework of EU and Euro-Atlantic integration goals. Its NATO membership was completed in March 2020, and in the same year, it was also decided to start accession negotiations with the EU. The EU negotiation process was initiated with the first Intergovernmental Conference between North Macedonia and the EU Commission, which was held in Brussels on 19 July 2022.

At the Council of Ministers of the Organization for Security Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), held in Tirana on 3-4 December 2020, it was decided that North Macedonia will conduct the OSCE Presidency for 2023.

North Macedonia is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural country, which is composed of 54% Macedonians, 29% Albanians, and 3,98% Turks. With the constitutional amendments made pursuant to the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001, it has been recognized as a constitutional right for Turks to be represented fairly in central/local government units and to receive education in their native language.