In general, the approach of using historical issues as a political tool is wrong. Historical controversies, misunderstandings and historiographical disputes should be resolved by historians, not politicians, Dragi Gjorgiev, chair of the Macedonian team in the joint Macedonian-Bulgarian commission for historical and educational issues, told Deutsche Welle.

He points out that for him, the most painful thing was the realization of how little we know each other as societies.