“Western leaders have scheduled more visits to Macedonia ahead of an upcoming referendum that would change the country’s name and get it fast-tracked for NATO membership.

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell plan to be there Thursday.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has a weekend stop planned. The referendum on changing the country’s name to North Macedonia is scheduled for Sept. 30.” (ABC News)