Tag: goce
Macedonia 24.10.20 | 09:50

“Goce would roll in his grave if he knew he is being negotiated away”

The growing dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria over the ethnicity of legendary VMRO leader Goce Delcev, brought back to light one of the final statements of Katerina Trajkova Nurdzieva, one of Delcev’s descendants. Two years ago, the World War Two partisan fighter said that “Goce Delcev...

Macedonia 19.10.20 | 11:20

Milososki: Bulgaria wants Goce Delcev declared an ethnic Bulgarian who was Macedonian only in the regional sense

Former Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki reports that the Bulgarian request regarding Goce Delcev is that the legendary VMRO leader is declared as an “ethnic Bulgarian who is a Macedonian in the regional sense”. This formulation would have to be used by both countries, Bulgaria reportedly...

Macedonia 16.10.20 | 18:59

After two days of meetings, no progress between Macedonian and Bulgarian historians on the dispute over Goce Delcev

The meeting between Macedonian and Bulgarian historians in Skopje concluded this afternoon with both parties stating that the progress that was achieved was modest and “not essential”. Bulgaria demands concessions from Macedonia on historic and national identity issues, which it mainly expects...

Macedonia 25.09.20 | 15:20

Zaev believes that he will reach an agreement with Bulgaria and avoid their veto

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that he will find a solution to the growing dispute with Bulgaria, which demands concessions on national identity and historic issues before it will allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Zaev intends to meet Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 12:01

Cvetanova: No negotiations about the Macedonian nation and language

Former Culture Minister Ganka Cvetanova called on the Government to all negotiations about the uniqueness of the Macedonian national identity. The Zaev Government is facing a memorandum that Bulgaria is linking to the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, which, among other issues, declares the...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 21:54

Komiti: Sekerinska dishonored Goce Delcev

Following the incident at the St. Spas church, where Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska was booed today while visiting the grave of Goce Delcev, the Vardar Komiti football fans explained their reasons for protesting Sekerinska in this way. The fans shouted “Never North, Only Macedonia” –...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 20:46

Gruevski on Delcev: The Macedonian issue will be resolved only when it benefits the Macedonians

The Macedonian issue will be resolved only when it benefits the Macedonians, and the pressure we now face will just make our sense of national identity stronger, said former VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski on the anniversary of the birth of legendary Macedonian leader Goce Delcev. The anniversary is marked...

Macedonia 04.02.20 | 16:43

Government representatives booed at the grave of Goce Delcev

Representatives of the SDSM led Government and of the office of President Stevo Pendarovski were loudly booed at the grave of Goce Delcev today, when they came to pay respects on the anniversary of his birth. The legendary VMRO leader and organizer of the Macedonian national movement is at the center...

Macedonia 02.02.20 | 13:15

VMRO-DPMNE to Karakacanov: Goce Delcev was a Macedonian

VMRO-DPMNE rejects any compromise over Goce Delcev, the opposition party said in a press release following the event in Bitola where Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov insisted that Goce Delcev is a Bulgarian. The ethnicity of the legendary VMRO leader is the latest historical dispute between...

Macedonia 16.10.19 | 23:38

Macedonian and Bulgarian historians fail to find common ground during their Ohrid round of talks

Macedonian and Bulgarian historians failed to reach agreement on the “issue of Goce Delcev” during their talks in Ohrid today. The issue came to the foreground as Bulgaria wants to draw concessions before as quickly as possible. There are issues where we didn’t agree and some issues...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 19:40

Bulgarian historians say no progress was made in their talks with the Macedonian team

Members of the Bulgarian historic commission say that no progress was made during the latest meeting in Sofia. Bulgarian professor Svetlozar Eldarov even expressed doubt that the two teams will meet again, especially in time for the October European Council when Bulgaria, like other EU member states,...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 22:45

Journalist humiliated in his hour of need waits a year to write the perfect reply

Revenge is a dish best served cold, or so journalist Goce Mihajloski showed us today. About a year ago, he was forced to leave the Nova TV station, as her owner Sead Kocan faced judicial pressures coming from the now disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. Nova was considered supportive of the conservative...

Macedonia 19.07.19 | 11:12

President Radev warns Macedonia that Bulgaria’s support is “not unconditional”

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev warned Macedonia that it should not consider Bulgarian support for its EU accession as something that is given without preconditions. Bulgaria must be and will be the country that supports North Macedonia the most, that is our duty toward our brothers there, but it is...

Macedonia 22.06.19 | 20:11

Levica calls on the Macedonian Academy to get involved in the dispute over Goce Delcev with Bulgaria

The Levica party called on the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) to resolve the dispute with Bulgaria over the identity of legendary VMRO leader Goce Delcev. Bulgaria raised the prospect of blocking Macedonia from opening EU accession talks and joining NATO unless Macedonian historians accept...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 14:30

Zaev’s Government hopes that the Goce Delcev issue with Bulgaria will be resolved

As more senior officials in Zaev’s Government remain silent on the Bulgarian ultimatum over Goce Delcev, it fell to spokesman Muhamed Hoxha to take questions from the press. Bulgaria yesterday officially warned Macedonia that there will be no NATO membership or EU accession talks, unless Macedonia...

Macedonia 10.06.19 | 11:25

Bulgarian Defense Minister Karakacanov wants to block EU and NATO enlargement if Macedonians keep insisting on a separate nationhood

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov called on the Bulgarian representatives in the shared historical commission with Macedonia to be prepared to resign if the Macedonian side continues to reject the notion that Macedonians are in fact Bulgarians. Talks between the historians hit a snag after...

Macedonia 17.04.19 | 14:02

Bulgarian historian says talks with Macedonian colleagues over Goce Delcev were a failure

Bulgarian historians said that the latest round of talks with their Macedonian counterparts was disappointing, and that no progress was made in determining a joint historical narrative about Goce Delcev, the legendary leader of VMRO and of the Macedonian liberation movement. The joint commission of historians...