Tag: Bulgaria
Macedonia 23.07.21 | 17:03

Foreign Minister Stoev wants Macedonia to acknowledge the Bulgarian minority in its Constitution

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Svetlan Stoev asked Macedonia to amend its Constitution and list the Bulgarians as one of the minority groups living here. According to Stoev, that is one way for Macedonia to appease Bulgaria and secure the opening of EU accession talks. Stoev also chastised the Zaev regime...

Macedonia 22.07.21 | 19:47

Parliament will discuss the “red lines” resolution next week

The members of Parliament overwhelmingly agreed to discuss the proposed resolution on the negotiations with Bulgaria next week. The resolution is proposed by VMRO-DPMNE, and it calls for the establishment of clear “red lines” kin the talks, that will prevent the Zaev regime from negotiating...

Macedonia 21.07.21 | 12:00

MEP Kyuchyuk proposes a history competition between Macedonian and Bulgarian students

Bulgarian member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on Macedonia Ilhan Kyuchyuk met with teachers and university professors from Veliko Trnovo and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University there, and while calling for the admission of Macedonia to the European Union, announced a competition in history...

Balkans 21.07.21 | 11:36

New coalition shapes up in Bulgaria, mixed messages for Macedonia

The Bulgarian Parliament voted to appoint Iva Miteva from the ITN protest party as its new Speaker with 137 votes. Surprisingly, Slavi Trifonov’s ITN won the support of the DPS party, which represents mainly the Turkish minority in the country, and which was the target of corruption allegations...

Balkans 16.07.21 | 17:14

There Is Such a People Party to nominate new Bulgarian PM “in due time”

There is Such a People (TISP) party, the winner in the July 11 snap general elections, will put forward a new nomination for a prime minister and a revised government line-up “in due time” but not now. This transpired Friday during a news conference at BTA’s National Press Club where TISP were...

Macedonia 14.07.21 | 15:25

Mucunski: The Portuguese proposal proves that Zaev is negotiating with Bulgaria about changes to our identity

The Portuguese proposal is proof that Zoran Zaev is negotiating with Bulgaria about the Macedonian national identity, said VMRO-DPMNE official Timco Mucunski in an interview with Republika. The proposal prepared by the Portuguese Presidency with the European Council provided that the two countries make...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 14:16

Gjorcev: The Bulgarian position toward Macedonia is part of an old strategy and it won’t change regardless of the elections

Macedonia’s former ambassador in Sofia Marjan Gjorcev predicts that there will be no change in the Bulgarian position toward Macedonia, both because of the inconclusive outcome of the elections there, and because of long established Bulgarian national positions. Gjorcev says that, after a second election...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 16:00

Bulgarian elections: Negligible number of votes were cast in Macedonia

A negligible number of votes were cast in Macedonia during the Bulgarian general elections yesterday.  Despite Bulgaria having over 100,000 passports issued to dual citizens in Macedonia, only a few hundred people voted in the polling stations opened in Macedonia. Nationalist politician Krasimir Karakacanov,...

Macedonia 12.07.21 | 15:25

Dimovski: No change in Bulgaria’s position toward Macedonia at least until October

VMRO-DPMNE official Ilija Dimovski predicts that there will be no meaningful changes in Bulgaria’s position toward Macedonia after the second inconclusive election in a row. The voters yesterday delivered more or less the same Parliament they did in the April elections, and forming a new Government...

Balkans 12.07.21 | 00:23

Borisov alleges fraud after another inconclusive election in Bulgaria

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov accused the caretaker Government of rigging the early elections held today, after his GERB party won, but with a very narrow margin over the protest ITN party led by showman Slavi Trifonov. The vote, second this year, was marred by exceptionally low turnout...

Macedonia 11.07.21 | 09:13

Zaev hopes for a stable Government in Bulgaria that will lift the veto

With Bulgaria holding early general elections today, Zoran Zaev expressed hope they will result with a stable Government able to allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Bulgaria has been blocking Macedonia since late 2020, as it insists that Zaev is not implementing the 2017 treaty he...

Macedonia 06.07.21 | 10:44

Bulgaria to stop vaccination of Macedonian nationals at the border on July 31

A month and a half after the vaccination of Macedonian nationals on the border with Macedonia began, the Bulgarian company “Komak Medical” will shut down the site on July 31, the owner of the company and doctor Milen Vrabevski told MIA’s correspondent in Sofia. The reason for the decision,...

Macedonia 05.07.21 | 19:25

Milososki calls on all parties in Parliament to support the resolution for the negotiations with Bulgaria

The resolution proposed by VMRO-DPMNE could help the entire country, as our state and national identity and our linguistic uniqueness is under attack, said member of Parliament Antonio Milososki. The resolution was publicly presented by VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski last week, and after several days...

Macedonia 05.07.21 | 19:05

Merkel says that the Bulgarian veto against Macedonia was an unpredictable development in the Balkans

During an online meeting with the Balkan leaders, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the Bulgarian veto of Macedonia was one of the unforeseen developments in the region. Merkel discussed the long process of getting Macedonia to accept the Greek demands, and said that once this was done,...

Macedonia 05.07.21 | 16:45

Smaller SDSM coalition partners also come out in support of the VMRO-DPMNE resolution for the negotiations with Bulgaria

The small DOM and LDP parties, who are part of the SDSM led coalition, also agreed to support the resolution for establishing a national consensus on the negotiations with Bulgaria, that was proposed by VMRO-DPMNE. After several days of rejecting the proposal, SDSM today surprised the public by announcing...

Macedonia 04.07.21 | 21:03

Government pays Buckovski 12,000 euros a year plus other costs for negotiations with Bulgaria on behalf of Macedonia

Ex-prime minister Vlado Buckovski receives 12,000 euros a year as compensation from the government for the negotiations he is holding as a special envoy with Bulgarian officials. According to a government document, Buckovski receives 1,000 euros a month as a consulting compensation for the negotiations...

Macedonia 04.07.21 | 13:22

Austria’s Foreign Minister: Bulgaria is isolated in the EU

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, said in an interview with “360 Degrees” that in the last EU meetings there was “growing frustration with the fact that no progress can be made towards opening negotiations with Albania and Macedonia”. You are absolutely right that...

Macedonia 03.07.21 | 22:22

Johannes Hahn: It is in Bulgaria’s interest for Macedonia to join the EU and I think Bulgaria knows that

Bulgaria knows there must be a compromise. A solution needs to be found that takes into account all the red lines, EU Commissioner for Budget and Administration and former EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told 24 Vesti. He says that there is progress and it is only a matter of time before the...

Macedonia 03.07.21 | 09:49

Jansa: It’s good for Bulgaria to accept that they speak similar language to the Macedonian

Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa told Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) that he understood Bulgaria’s position on its veto on the start of Macedonia’s EU negotiations, as it is a member of the bloc, but that a compromise must be found, MIA reports from Sofia. When we are in one family, first...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 23:13

Zaev: There is a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides

During Friday’s interview with TV21, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that they have a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides. We have a solution with Bulgaria that is acceptable to both sides. I want to believe, I cannot confirm, but I want to believe that this time we did not get...

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