Tag: Bulgaria
Macedonia 27.10.21 | 11:41

VMRO-DPMNE: The only Bulgarian link in Macedonia is Zaev, he destroys the positions of Macedonia

The only Bulgarian link in Macedonia is Zoran Zaev. The only person in politics who has a connection with Bulgaria, together with Ljubco Georgievski is him and both are part of the government, said VMRO-DPMNE. I want to send a message to all citizens of Bulgaria, We are brotherly people, the same folk,...

Macedonia 26.10.21 | 22:07

Danela Arsovska denies having a Bulgarian citizenship

Mayoral candidate Danela Arsovska campaigned in Aerodrom today, part of the city where she and other VMRO-DPMNE candidates scored major wins in the first round, and urged her supporters to finish the campaign with a win on October 31st. She decried the increasingly negative campaign from her opponent,...

Macedonia 26.10.21 | 10:32

The fifth war for Macedonia is ongoing – a step backwards: Bulgaria is waging an open political and diplomatic war

The website of Sofia-based “Trud” published Tuesday a shocking article entitled “The fifth war for Macedonia is underway – not a step back”! The author of the article is a certain Simeon Kostadinov. In a longer analysis, the author reflects the current state of relations...

Macedonia 23.10.21 | 15:20

Historian Gjorgjiev says he was threatened by a top Foreign Ministry official because he refused to accept the Bulgarian demands

Historian Vanco Gjorgjiev, who resigned yesterday from the joint commission of historians with Bulgaria, told PressingTV that he was told by a top Foreign Ministry official that he will face “revenge” after resigning. Even though the commission was supposed to work independently and based...

Macedonia 22.10.21 | 21:17

Following a high level protest resignation, Macedonian and Bulgarian historians failed to make progress in their meeting

Following the resignation of Macedonian historian Vanco Gjorgjiev, the joint committee of historians with Bulgaria continued its work today but reached no conclusions. The Zaev regime was desperate for progress in this online meeting, hoping it would allow Bulgaria to lift its veto against Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 22.10.21 | 18:54

Historian Gjorgjiev resigns from the historic commission, blames Zaev of putting pressure on his team to deliver urgent concessions to Bulgaria

Guided by professional integrity and personal principles, I inform the Macedonian public that from today, 22.10.2021, I leave the work in the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria, historian Vanco...

Macedonia 21.10.21 | 10:14

As the latest EU deadline draws near, new meeting of the Macedonian – Bulgarian historic committee

The joint committee of historians between Macedonia and Bulgaria is set to hold its first online meeting after the local elections in Macedonia. Bulgaria is still in pre-election mode – the citizens there will vote in the presidential and general elections on November 14th – but the committee...

Macedonia Culture 19.10.21 | 10:21

Culture Minister Stefoska opens an event dedicated to the fight against the Bulgarian occupation in World War Two

Culture Minister Irena Stefoska opened the event dedicated to the writers, poets, painters and other artists who were inspired by the partisan movement in the Second World War. At a time when the Zaev regime is preparing the Macedonian public for major concessions to Bulgaria on national identity issues,...

Macedonia 16.10.21 | 18:17

Nikola Dimitrov accused of spreading hatred toward Bulgaria

The Bulgarian BGNES news agency accused Zaev’s Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov of spreading hatred toward Bulgaria. Dimitrov has a hard time in Bulgaria since last year, when he led a campaign to get Germany involved in pressuring Bulgaria to lift its EU veto against Macedonia – the...

Macedonia 15.10.21 | 18:27

Foreign Ministry denies allegations that a Bulgarian WW1 monument near Kavadarci was damaged due to construction work

The Macedonian Foreign Ministry issued a statement denying reports in Bulgaria that a monument to Bulgarian soldiers from the First World War was damaged during road work near Kavadarci. The monument is dedicated to 193 Bulgarian soldiers killed near Kavadarci, and it is on the route of the new Gradsko...

Macedonia 15.10.21 | 09:32

Osmani confirms that the government is preparing a response to Bulgaria’s five demands

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani, said in an interview with Kanal 5 on Thursday that for all six points of the bilateral protocol between Macedonia and Bulgaria, arising from the Brdo summit, there is room for finding a solution and it would be really unfortunate if we miss this chance. He...

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 11:15

Zaev sees a deal with Bulgaria by the end of the year, says his Bulgarian colleagues privately acknowledge terms such as “Macedonian language”

At the opening of the Economist conference in Skopje, Zoran Zaev said that he sees a large increase in the chances to resolve his dispute with Bulgaria after the elections in both countries. Zaev insisted that the EU assured him that issues of national identity and the Macedonian language won’t...

Macedonia 14.10.21 | 10:00

Bulgarian PM Stoev announces a new treaty with Macedonia, no word from Zaev about its content

The Zaev Government still has not addressed the announcement from Bulgaria’s interim Prime Minister Svetlan Stoev, that it’s possible a new treaty to be signed by the Foreign Ministers. Negotiations between Skopje and Sofia are on-going, and the Bulgarian texts and proposals are submitted....

Macedonia 11.10.21 | 14:47

New provocation from Bulgaria: The Macedonian Orthodox Church is called a “non-existent church”

Bulgaria’s provocations towards Macedonia and the Macedonian people do not stop. Now it is an article in the Bulgarian “Trud” newspaper entitled “In defense of the Bulgarian Church in Macedonia”, by Spas Tasev – a member of the history institute of the Bulgarian Academy...

Macedonia 09.10.21 | 18:35

Bulgaria to lift travel restrictions for Macedonian citizens on Sunday

Foreign Affairs Minister, Bujar Osmani, informed via Facebook Bulgaria will lift its travel restrictions for Macedonian citizens on Sunday. With the last decision, Macedonia has been moved from red to orange zone, informed Osmani. The ban is lifted for all those who have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate...

Macedonia 08.10.21 | 13:30

Mickoski: Zaev keeps creating new problems for Macedonia

Zaev is creating new problems without being aware about the consequences of his actions, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski during the VMRO rally in Gevgelija yesterday. Mickoski was speaking after the disastrous EU – Balkans summit, in which Bulgaria added new conditions against Macedonia...

Macedonia 08.10.21 | 10:21

“If Macedonia amends its Constitution to include the Bulgarians, Bulgaria should do so as well”

If Macedonia is asked to amend its Constitution and include the Bulgarians in it, why shouldn’t we ask Bulgari to do the same and include Macedonians in its Constitution, asked Aleksandar Krzalovski, director of the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation. This demand is currently raised...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 17:21

Geroski: Osmani’s claim that Bulgaria moves away from it position “one nation living in two states” is a lie and rough manipulation

Bujar Osmani’s claim that with the demand the Bulgarians be added to the Macedonian Constitution, Bulgaria moves away from it position “one nation living in two states” is a lie and rough manipulation, says journalist Branko Geroski. The roadmap covering the five plus one points as...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 15:53

Bulgaria demands a level of minority rights protection that far surpasses its own standards

While Bulgaria put forward a long list of demands from Macedonia, including having a given number of ethnic Bulgarians registered in the Macedonian census, its own standards fall far short in the protection fo minority rights. EU veto: Bulgaria states its short term and long term demands from Macedonia Bulgaria...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 15:40

Zaev declared that he accepts most of the Bulgarian demands

After the disastrous EU – Balkans summit, where Bulgaria issued a long list of strict demands aimed at Macedonia, Zoran Zaev today quickly agreed to one of them – that the Macedonian Constitution is amended and the Bulgarians are listed among the other constituent nations of Macedonia. This...

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