Radio Free Europe reports that a compromise has been reached on the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria and that Bulgaria will allow the adoption of the annual enlargement reports. Details are still sketchy and it’s unclear whether this means that Bulgaria will allow Macedonia to actually open EU accession talks, and when.
According to RFE, the conclusions which Bulgaria agreed to call on the candidate countries to avoid statements that upset good-neighborly relations with member states. Macedonia is reminded on the importance of implementing the Prespa treaty with Greece and the 2017 Zaev – Borisov treaty with Bulgaria. Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia from opening EU accession talks, and demands major concessions on issues of national identity and history.