ISO code rule

The names of the Member States of the European Union, of non Member countries as well as of Candidate countries are written and abbreviated according to the two-letter ISO code rule (ISO 3166 alpha-2).

The ISO code (MK) is accepted, subject to addition of the following note: 'Provisional code which does not prejudge in any way the definitive nomenclature for this country, which will be agreed following the conclusion of negotiations currently taking place at the United Nations.'