“If we do not resolve the issue now, while Zaev is prime minister, we will enter a new uncertainty,” the Macedonian government’s special envoy to Bulgaria, Vlado Buckovski, told Deutsche Welle.

We will lose a lot of time again, and we no longer have time to wait! We have been waiting for Bulgaria to have a political government for too long. Prime Minister Zaev remains in the position to close this negotiation process with the new Bulgarian Prime Minister. It is extremely important for setting the time frame for finding a compromise solution and lifting Bulgaria’s blockade. Let us not forget that the next EU presidency, France, has presidential elections in April. Therefore, we do not have much time before their campaign starts. At the Sofia Forum, I emphasized that the window of opportunity is open now, Buckovski said.