Bulgaria’s official position is the Parliament’s Declaration, there is no more official position than that.
Bulgarian ambassador to the country Angel Angelov said answering a journalist question whether the position of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) which denies the Macedonian language is also an official position of Sofia.
BAS has issued a reaction to MANU’s Charter on the Macedonian Language, saying that the Macedonian language is a dialect of the Bulgarian language.
On December 3 MANU adopted a Charter of the Macedonian Language outlining the scientifically recognized facts about the Macedonian language as a separate autonomous language with continuity and genealogy, which in Skopje is called “Macedonian”, reacted BAS and pointed out that the document caused “very serious scientific remarks”.
Macedonia will react to BAS position that the Macedonian language is a dialect of the Bulgarian language. Authorities in the country will first review the BAS statement in detail, followed by a reaction through the foreign ministry.
The Declaration adopted by the Bulgarian Parliament in October this year contains support for Macedonia’s full integration into the EU, provided that the country meets a series of conditions regarding history and language.