Former Swedish Prime Minister and Balkan envoy Carl Bildt criticized Bulgaria for its move to veto the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia.

The comment was tweeted out as German diplomats summoned the foreign ministers of Macedonia and Bulgaria to try and find a solution to the latest national and historic dispute. Still, Bildt was a supporter of the Prespa treaty imposed on Macedonia, which similarly allowed an EU member state to dictate its own views of history on a candidate state.