According to European Union regulations, if the Besa Trans bus involved in the accident in Bulgaria, which killed 45 Macedonian nationals, wasn’t licensed to carry passengers, it shouldn’t have been allowed to cross an EU border, in this case Bulgaria’s.

EU legislation stipulates a series of rules for licenses and permits for transport and from this institution, according to the information obtain by MIA, it is possible that they were violated, but the European Commission does not interfere in the investigation.

The responsibility for supervising and verifying the documentation and implementation of EU law is in the hands of the member states of the bloc.

If an investigation finds that the carrier was traveling with an illegal or forged license, the European Commission can be expected to condemn such a practice, which is not only a threat to “free competition in the EU” but also a threat to the lives of passengers.

A few days ago, the Macedonian authorities announced that the fatal bus was not in the database of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and was not reported. Customs said they were investigating who let through the vehicle without a valid permit.

Under EU rules, the bus should not have been licensed by Bulgaria, as European law does not allow licenses to be issued to operators whose vehicles are registered outside EU member states.