“Macedonia’s parliament on Monday ratified a landmark friendship pact with Balkan neighbor Bulgaria designed to dampen a historic rivalry in a region beset by old ethnic and territorial disputes.

Under the treaty, both countries have renounced territorial claims against each other, and Bulgaria has committed to back Macedonia’s bids to join the European Union and NATO.

The deal also calls for a committee to ‘objectively’ re-examine common history, which could lead to a review of school textbooks.” (Washington Post)