Tag: Bulgaria
Macedonia 03.12.20 | 16:52

Zaev announced change in Macedonia history in textbooks according to Bulgaria’s wishes

We are all aware that the talks with Bulgaria should continue regardless of the outcome of the upcoming General Affairs Council, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, adding that problems should be resolved, including this one, which, as he says, appeared a short time ago. The Agreements with Greece and Bulgaria...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 15:32

Nikoloski: Will we blame Bulgaria for the polluted air?

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski blasted the ruling SDSM party which today refused VMRO amendments to provide funding for public institutions that use dirty types of fuel for heating. The funding would’ve gone to pay for air purification filters that can be installed on chimneys. For...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 12:43

Firemen join the Army servicemen in their criticism of the Zaev policy on Bulgaria

An open letter from representatives of firemen associations was distributed to the media outlets, condemning the Zaev regime for its policy on Bulgaria. The firemen associations join with the similar letter issued by officers and soldiers of the Macedonian Army yesterday. Statement from soldiers and...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 11:59

Sajkoski: VMRO will nullify any annex Zaev signs with Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Gjorgjija Sajkoski said that the party will not uphold any treaties Zoran Zaev signs under diplomatic pressure from Bulgaria. In an interview with “Republika”, Sajkoski warns that the 2017 Friendship Treaty Zaev signed with Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov did...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 09:01

Buckovski insists that the talks with Bulgaria are on the right track, but warns it will take time

Vlado Buckovski, the former Prime Minister who Zaev appointed his envoy to Bulgaria, said that the resolution to the dispute is on the right track, but insisted that it will take more time. Bulgaria yesterday blocked the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia at the level of EU ambassadors, and...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 08:50

Milososki: Bulgaria is supported by two other EU member states in its veto of Macedonia

Former Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki cites diplomatic sources in Brussels to say that Bulgaria has blocked both the EU conclusions on Macedonia and the proposed negotiating framework. Milososki adds that Bulgaria’s move was met with criticism from some member states but also with tacit approval...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 14:15

Buckovski already accepted the main Bulgarian positions

The appointment of former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski as Zaev’s envoy to Bulgaria reminded the public of some of his recent comments in which he, like Zaev, pre-emptively accepted Bulgaria’s positions. If we begin from the 2017 treaty with Bulgaria, we officially accepted that we have...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 12:29

Sela: Bulgaria’s demands are from the early 20th century

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela said that the Bulgarian position on Macedonia is unacceptable in the 21st century, and that this country should accept that it has a Macedonian minority. Considering what Bulgaria is asking for, we need to consider that this is not becoming an EU member state....

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 10:33

“Buckovski: Macedonian envoy to Bulgaria or Bulgarian envoy to Macedonia?”

Is he the Macedonian envoy to Bulgaria, or the Bulgarian envoy to Macedonia, sarcastically asked VMRO official Ilija Dimovski after the Zaev Government announced it is appointing former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski as its envoy to Bulgaria. Buckovski was SDSM party leader and Prime Minister between...

Economy 01.12.20 | 18:11

The government is serious in its intentions to build the railroad to Bulgaria

Minister of Transport and Communications Blagoj Bocvarski expects a contractor to be selected for the first two sections of the railroad to Bulgaria in the first quarter of next year. He says that its construction is in the focus of the Government, and that 1 billion and 800 million denars are projected...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 17:14

Buckovski in line with Zaev: I hope we will find solution with friendly Bulgaria

I hope this position will add value to the government’s efforts to find a solution with friendly Bulgaria in the spirit of European values, former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski told Fokus after it was announced that the government had appointed him special representative of the Macedonian government...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 15:48

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University calls on the Government to be careful what it signs with Bulgaria

The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (UKIM) issued a statement condemning the negotiations with Bulgaria and the expected concessions of the Zaev regime. Macedonia’s largest university states that it supports the efforts to join the European Union, but demands respect for the Macedonian nation,...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 11:43

Gashi: The opposition has 58 votes and can’t be ignored on the issue of Bulgaria

Afrim Gashi from the Alliance party said that the opposition can’t be left out from the discussion with Bulgaria. He insisted that ethnic Albanians in Macedonia are willing to help Macedonians protect their national identity, language and culture, but need to be involved. The Government didn’t...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 11:38

SDSM and DUI block a proposed Parliament hearing on the crisis with Bulgaria

Members of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee from SDSM and DUI rejected the proposal that the Committee debates the crisis with Bulgaria. The vote was 5-4, with SDSM and DUI on one side and the combined opposition parties on the other. This comes after Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 13:25

Zaev’s new railway chief insists that the long delayed link to Bulgaria will be completed in five years

SDSM official Hari Lokvenec, who is being named to head the Macedonian Railways, insisted that the long awaited link to Bulgaria will be completed in five years. One of the demands of the Bulgarian side is that Macedonia finally gets serious about completing infrastructure links between the two countries....

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 10:59

Dacic to Zaev: If you want to embrace Bulgaria that badly, do it

Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dacic said that Zoran Zaev is “not that ignorant of history” and realizes that his recent comments on Bulgaria are false. Dacic was responding to Zaev’s comments that Bulgaria did not occupy but administer Macedonia in World War Two, and later helped...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 21:54

Sela: Bulgarian demands indicate it has territorial claims on Macedonia

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela described the Bulgarian position of Macedonia as indicating that this country still has territorial claims on Macedonia. Sela was speaking with TV21 about the demands Bulgaria is putting forward and using to block Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Recently...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 11:23

Video allegedly showing Bulgarians burning the Macedonian and Serbian flag posted online

Another in the series of provocative videos was posted online – in it, the Macedonian and the Serbian flag are burnt, ostensibly by members of the Bulgarian nationalist VMRO-BND party in the city of Ruse. The incident comes after similarly unverifiable videos of the Bulgarian flag being burnt and...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:49

Council of former ambassadors issues statement critical of Zaev and Bulgaria

The Council of Ambassadors, a group of former diplomats mainly aligned with the ruling SDSM party, came out with strongly worded criticism of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and his attempt to surrender in the dispute with Bulgaria. The statement issued today is another indication of the growing rift within...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 22:36

Infomax: Zaev agreed to expand his treaty with Borisov to include all new Bulgarian demands

The Infomax news site reports that Zoran Zaev is preparing to officially reveal that he is accepting all Bulgarian demands, a move he clearly hinted to in his BGNES interview. Zaev will declare that Macedonia and Bulgaria have a “common history” and will give up the exclusive Macedonian right...

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