Tag: Bulgaria
Macedonia 28.12.23 | 21:12

Macedonian historians call on the EU to stop imposing Bulgaria’s demands

A group of scholars and historians issued a joint call to the European Union and the United States to put an end to the Bulgarian demands and blackmail against Macedonia. Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia from opening its EU accession talks as it demands changes to the Macedonian Constitution and accepted...

Macedonia 20.12.23 | 19:15

Nikoloski: Macedonia faces one of the weakest EU countries, but other members don’t pressure her because of our crime and corruption levels

During the meeting of the Parliament Committee on European Affairs, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that Macedonia is not able to open its EU accession talks because of the rampant levels of crime and corruption. He dismissed the idea that Bulgaria is blocking Macedonia alone, and...

Balkans 16.12.23 | 22:04

Orban vetoes Bulgaria’s Schengen entry over the Russian gas dispute

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced that his country will block Bulgaria from entering the Schengen Zone, as long as Bulgaria continues to demand an extra transit tax on Russian gas. The Bulgarian move greatly affected all downstream countries, including Macedonia, and especially the major...

Macedonia 23.11.23 | 18:13

Bulgarian PM emphasizes that there are no additional requests for Macedonia beyond what was agreed upon in the ‘French proposal.’

Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov clarified in an address to the European Parliament that Bulgaria currently has no additional demands for Macedonia beyond those agreed upon in last year’s EU decision, based on the “French proposal.” Denkov emphasized that the relationship deterioration...

Macedonia 07.10.23 | 19:48

Mickoski says foreign interests are behind the Bulgarian veto

In an interview with Fokus, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski says that the policy of vetoing Macedonia’s EU accession serves foreign interests – strongly alluding to Russia. When we talk to representatives of the international community we tell them that we have nothing against Bulgaria...

Macedonia 17.09.23 | 21:03

Ahmeti urges Macedonians to accept the Bulgarian demands

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti urged Macedonian members of Parliament to vote in favor of amending the Constitution in line with the Bulgarian demands, citing the talking points of the Colored Revolution – that this will “bring the youth back home from emigration”. I told the international...

Macedonia 16.09.23 | 21:39

Macedonians in Albania condemn Bulgaria’s latest assimilation push

The Macedonian association Ilinden from Albania strongly condemned the visit of Bulgarian Vice President Iliyana Yotova, who is working to have as many Macedonians in Albania as possible register as Bulgarians in the coming census. Yotova opened a Bulgarian language school in Elbasan, and it is widely...

Macedonia 15.09.23 | 18:37

Hahn is back, urging Macedonians to make new concessions

European Finance Commissioner Johannes Hahn, best known to the Macedonian public for his support for the Colored Revolution and the imposed name change in his previous role as Enlargement Commissioner, again urged Macedonians to make concessions on national issues – this time to Bulgaria –...

Macedonia 13.09.23 | 19:28

Mickoski: We won’t accept the Bulgarian dictate, neither now, nor under a VMRO-DPMNE Government

We will not accept constitutional changes under Bulgarian dictate, not now, or in the future, promised VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski. If these conditions remain in place, the future VMRO-DPMNE led Government will not go into a process of amending the Constitution. The agreement that was signed...

Macedonia 13.09.23 | 12:20

What if we add the Bulgars to the Constitution: There will be a national TV program in Bulgarian language and San Stefano Day will be a holiday

  The diplomats are increasing the pressure for the constitutional amendments. Some, such as the German Roth, go as far as to ay that the amendments will hurt, but they have to be implemented. It is easy to say, but let’s see what the introduction of the Bulgars to the Macedonian Constitution...

Macedonia 12.09.23 | 21:40

German envoy Roth urges Macedonia to accept the Bulgarian demands and avoid the danger of instability in the Balkans

German envoy Michael Roth, who is a strong supporter of the ruling SDSM party, urged the opposition in Macedonia to vote in favor of the Bulgarian amendments, to avoid potential instability in the Balkans. We can achieve a breakthrough for Macedonia on the path to the European Union. And we must speed...

Macedonia 07.09.23 | 21:57

Kovacevski used the Independence Day celebration to again urge for the adoption of the Bulgarian amendments

Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski used his Independence Day address this evening to repeat his call for adoption of the Bulgarian amendments to the Constitution. Today we have the most real and unique opportunity for quick process of EU integration. I call you to unite over this goal. Let’s not...

Macedonia 04.09.23 | 20:48

VMRO to Xhaferi: Resume the session of Parliament and let’s end this farce

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Dafina Stojanovska called on Speaker Talat Xhaferi to reconvene the session where the proposed Bulgarian amendments were on the agenda. The slim ruling majority was unable to persuade anyone from the opposition to vote for the amendments that would make Bulgarians one...

Macedonia 01.09.23 | 19:51

Mickoski meets with VMRO members of Parliament, reiterates that they will not accept the Bulgarian demands

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with the members of Parliament from his party and the broader coalition, to discuss the situation after the failed first attempt of the Government to adopt the Bulgarian amendments to the Constitution. There will be no changes to the Constitution under Bulgarian...

Macedonia 31.08.23 | 12:09

Under the rule of SDSM, Macedonia became the most depressive country in Europe

Macedonia’s plight with the EU continues. First, neighboring Greece blocked its membership negotiations due to the name dispute. Now Bulgaria is taking its turn, Deutsche Welle analyzes the situation in the country. After two and a half decades of dispute, Skopje agreed to change the previous name...

Macedonia 30.08.23 | 20:13

Gruevski dismisses claims that Macedonia was isolated under him, reveals that Zaev gave sensitive audio-tapes to Bulgaria

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski responded sternly to the comments from Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski that under his term, Macedonia was under international isolation. In a Facebook comment, Gruevski describes all the successes in opening Macedonia politically, diplomatically and economically...

Macedonia 29.08.23 | 21:40

Misajlovski: Bulgaria wants the assimilation of the Macedonian people

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski said that the end goal of the Bulgarian policy toward Macedonia is to assimilate the Macedonian people. But the Macedonians are resisting this and we see that 80 percent oppose the proposal for constitutional amendments. The Government can sense this resistance...

Macedonia 27.08.23 | 21:23

Bulgarian news outlet reacts to Serbian coverage of Macedonia

Bulgarian news outlets are reacting after several state owned or semi-official Serbian outlets published a report on Macedonia. Radio Television Serbia and daily Politika published a report about the Bulgarian pressures on Macedonia. The RTS report is titled “Will Macedonians become minority in...

Macedonia 26.08.23 | 12:52

Escobar: I don’t ask for support for the Government but for the European path of the country

In an interview with the 360 outlet, US diplomat Gabriel Escobar urged all political parties to support the amendments to the Constitution that would make the Bulgarians an official nation in the country. According to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, he is not calling on the opposition VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 24.08.23 | 21:35

Bozinovski: There is no way to force VMRO MPs to vote for the amendments, elections are the most likely option

Political commentator and polling expert Vladimir Bozinovski believes that there is no chance to peel off members of Parliament from VMRO-DPMNE and get them to support the Bulgarian amendments to the Constitution. It should never have come to this. We all kept warning about this, it was clear even to...

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