Tag: Bulgaria
Macedonia 18.09.20 | 11:21

Milososki demands official information from Osmani on anti-Macedonian Memorandum sent by Bulgaria to EU members

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and current MP of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, Antonio Milososki, who is also the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Parliament sent a Request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to submit Information on the anti-Macedonian Memorandum sent from Bulgaria to...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 12:46

Jakimovski: Macedonia does not negotiate, Macedonia is blackmailed

Karakachanov clearly and loudly told us that this is what is happening to us, that they will block us on the road to the EU. They have a constant attitude towards Macedonia, and that is a negative attitude towards Macedonia. This was not obvious to those who signed the agreement with Bulgaria, Stevce...

Balkans 17.09.20 | 12:20

Bulgaria and Borissov have passed the point of no return

Boyko Borissov, the populist leader of Bulgaria, is facing a popular revolt that will not go away. For more than two months now, thousands of Bulgarians have taken to the streets of Sofia to demand his resignation. They are decrying the government’s failure to address rampant corruption, the influence...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 10:21

Bulgaria sets new terms for EU talks, accuses Macedonia of “ethnic engineering”

On six pages with long historical explanations for the “state anti-Bulgarian ideology” in Macedonia, Bulgaria sent an explanatory memorandum to the EU member states in anticipation of the decision to start negotiations with the Union. Official Sofia is seeking support for their position on...

Macedonia 15.09.20 | 19:08

Bulgaria starts blocking Macedonia’s accession negotiations with the EU

Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia as part of negotiations on a draft negotiating framework being discussed at EU Council’s Working Party on Enlargement and Countries Negotiating Accession to the Union, a working group of the EU Enlargement Council and countries negotiating accession. Bulgarian sources...

Balkans 03.09.20 | 09:40

Protesters clashed with the police in downtown Sofia

Bulgarian police detained 120 protesters and over 100 officers were injured in clashes that erupted in downtown Sofia yesterday. Opposition supporters summoned by President Rumen Radev took to the streets to demand the resignation of the Boyko Borisov Government, accusing him of corruption and violations...

Balkans 07.08.20 | 13:40

Bulgarian police clear protest camp blockades in capital

The Bulgarian police on Friday cleared illegal protest camps that were blocking roads and enraging citizens during weeks of anti-government demonstrations. Two dozen tents were removed from three main intersections in the capital Sofia, which were erected a week ago without authorization in order to...

Balkans 05.08.20 | 19:19

Borisov says he’s prepared to resign, will not form a coalition with the ethnic minority DPS party

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that he is prepared to resign to avoid an escalation of the protests that have been going on for weeks. Borisov accused the opposition Socialist Party and President Rumen Radev of stoking the protests and insisted that he will not join the DPS party, which...

Macedonia 01.08.20 | 23:01

Zaev got the Bulgarian flag wrong

Zoran Zaev’s office again mixed up the flag of a foreign country. To celebrate the third anniversary of the signing of the Zaev – Borisov treaty, the former Prime Minister shared a picture of the signing ceremony, with flags of Macedonia and Bulgaria imposed in the background. Somehow, someone...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 14:54

Bulgaria opens its border for Macedonian tourists, provided they show a negative recent corona test

Bulgaria decided to open its border for Macedonian citizens, provided that they present a recent negative coronavirus test. While the EU keeps its borders closed for Macedonians, Bulgaria decided to make an exception. Other countries that will be exempt are Moldova, Israel, Serbia and Kuwait. The Bulgarian...

Macedonia 19.07.20 | 12:36

Journalist predicts a short lived Albanian led Government that would sign off on another round of concessions

Journalist Sase Dimovski predicts that the next Government will indeed be formed by a Prime Minister nominated by the DUI party, under heavy influence from major EU powers like Germany and France. DUI conditions its participation in any coalition with electing an ethnic Albanian – Naser Ziberi...

Balkans 19.07.20 | 12:05

Seven protesters arrested during rallies in Bulgaria

Bulgarian police arrested seven protesters yesterday evening, during the tenth opposition rally held in the capital Sofia and in other cities. The arrests were made for disturbing the otherwise mostly orderly protests. Protesters demand resignations from the Boyko Borisov Government and the Public Prosecutor...

Macedonia 16.07.20 | 00:49

Bulgaria closes border with Macedonia because of the coronavirus crisis

Bulgaria announced it is closing its border with Macedonia for all arrivals, regardless of their citizenship. The reason for this is the badly deteriorating coronavirus situation in Macedonia. The new regime is in place for the second half of July, starting Thursday. Macedonian citizens will only be...

Macedonia 05.07.20 | 12:32

Janusev: Railway to Bulgaria, new border crossings and new motorways in the east

Igor Janusev, who leads the VMRO-DPMNE list of candidates in the 3rd, eastern electoral district, said that priorities for the party in the next four years will be completing the railway link to Bulgaria, and finishing several motorways that were initiated under the previous VMRO administration and left...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 12:57

Osmani acknowledges that the EU framework is a draft document and can be changed by Bulgaria and other EU member states

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, who is tasked with EU accession talks, acknowledged that the draft negotiating framework can be altered and that it can be changed as EU member states review it. This statement comes after SDSM leader Zoran Zaev triumphantly declared that with the framework, the EU...

Balkans 30.06.20 | 10:13

Bulgaria will condition Serbia’s EU accession talks with demands for greater rights for the Bulgarian minority

Serbia will not be allowed to open new EU accession chapters in June, especially the chapter on movement of workers, after a number of countries objected and asked for additional progress on the Serbian part. Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that on top of objections from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmarks,...

Macedonia 20.06.20 | 09:52

Bulgarian MEP says Macedonia will become Bulgarian “with patience and a few beatings”

Bulgarian nationalist member of the European Parliament Angel Dzambazki declared that, in time, Macedonia will become part of Bulgaria, and the Macedonians will morph into Bulgarians. Dzambazki used a comment frequently used in Bulgaria, that this change will occur “with a little patients and a...

Macedonia 04.06.20 | 20:51

Bulgaria puts Macedonia back on the black list, orders mandatory 14 days of quarantine for our citizens

Due to the spike in new coronavirus cases and deaths in Macedonia, Bulgaria reversed its decision to open the border, and will have all Macedonian citizens crossing over held in a mandatory two weeks long quarantine. Macedonia is now an outlier in the Balkans, where most countries are declaring an end...

Balkans 01.06.20 | 19:10

Bulgaria lifts quarantine for arrivals from Macedonia

Quarantine for people who arrived to Bulgaria from the EU, Serbia and Macedonia between May 20 and 31 and who have not been in contact with COVID-19 patients is lifted under an order by Health Minister Kiril Ananiev on Monday. Quarantine remains in place for all individuals who entered Bulgaria between...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:43

Mickoski: Zaev is clearly prepared to accept any request put forward by Bulgaria

I would not be surprised if Zoran Zaev accepts all demands put forward by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, in exchange for his support in the coming elections, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Bulgaria wants additional concessions from Macedonia, such declaring a number of historic heroes...

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