Tag: karakacanov
Macedonia 30.11.20 | 09:14

How many insults will it take for you to respond?, Mickoski asks Zaev

What will it take for Zoran Zaev to respond to at least one of the insults from Bulgarian politicians, asked opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Zaev was brutally insulted by Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov last week, who called Zaev a Bulgarian whose brain typically “runs a day...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 21:55

Zaev responds to Karakacanov’s open mockery, insists he’s a Macedonian

Zoran Zaev responded to Krasimir Karakacanov open mockery of Zaev as a “Bulgarian whose brain runs a day late”. Karakacanov couldn’t resist to spike the football in Zaev’s face, after Zaev surrendered and accepted all demands put forward by Bulgaria. Karakacanov on Zaev: As a...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 21:02

Karakacanov on Zaev: As a Bulgarian, his brain runs a day late

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov welcomed Zoran Zaev’s positions in the BGNES interview by saying that, “as a Bulgarian, his brain runs a day late”. It was Karakacanov’s way to say that Zaev eventually came around to the demands from Sofia, and also to call the...

Macedonia 21.11.20 | 14:56

Karakacanov: Odds Bulgaria lifts the veto in 2020 are only theoretical

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov said that realistically his country won’t allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia by the end of 2020. Karakacanov placed the chances Bulgaria changes its mind in the real of theory. Bulgaria has always maintained a positive attitude...

News 19.11.20 | 13:54

“The veto should sober Macedonia up”

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov said that he expects the veto of Macedonia’s EU accession talks will act like a “cold shower on a drunk person who lives in illusions”. A small sobering moment, and hopefully we can sit on the table and have an honest dialogue between...

News 19.11.20 | 13:49

Karakacanov: Nikola Dimitrov comes here, is all hugs and kisses, and then goes to Brussels and spits on Bulgaria

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov accused Macedonian top diplomat Nikola Dimitrov of being duplicitous in his treatment of Bulgaria. We help them, but they work behind our backs. Nikola Dimitrov comes to Sofia, goes to my office, we talk friendly, we don’t use an interpreter. He sends...

Macedonia 13.11.20 | 16:54

No EU accession talks for Macedonia until they deliver, Karakacanov tells the Bulgarian Parliament

Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov told the Bulgarian Parliament that Macedonia will not allow the European integration of Macedonia if the country doesn’t rewrite its history and ends what Karakacanov called “hate speech” against Bulgaria. Bulgaria is blocking the opening of EU...

Macedonia 10.11.20 | 21:42

Karakacanov: We had long talks with Zaev, now it’s all in his hands, it can either end well for both sides, or Macedonia will wait for accession talks

After the Sofia summit went by without a meaningful answer to the burning issue of the Bulgarian veto for Macedonia’s EU accession talks – with all parties avoiding the question – some insight came afterwards, from Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov. From Sofia, Karakacanov...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 11:35

Karakacanov angry that some Macedonians call Bulgarians “Tatars and fascists”

In a sharply worded interview with BGNES, Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov listed his grievances against Macedonia, as Bulgaria prepares to block the opening of EU accession talks. We were the first to recognize Macedonia in 1992, which lead to preventing the spread of war on its territory....

Macedonia 25.10.20 | 11:12

“It was just a suggestion”, Karakacanov justifies his comment that he will send a Bulgarian army battalion to remove monuments in Macedonia

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov tried to explain away his shocking statement that he will send a battalion to Macedonia to remove plaques that qualify Bulgaria as an occupying power during the Second World War. In an interview, Karakacanov said that he was simply “making an offer”,...

Macedonia 28.09.20 | 17:48

Karkacanov says Macedonia needs to learn to respect the treaties it signs

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov insisted that the European Union is not exerting any pressure on Bulgaria over Macedonia, as the Bulgarian Government threatens to veto the opening of EU accession talks unless Macedonia accepts a series of concessions on historic and national identity...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 15:00

Sekerinska responds to Karakacanov, says that his comment is “not helpful”

Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska responded to the announcement from her Bulgarian counterpart Krasimiar Karakacanov that Bulgaria will postpone the opening of EU accession talks for Macedonia as not enough concession have been made on national identity issues. Sekerinska said that Karakacanov’s...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 13:54

Karakacanov says Bulgaria will act to postpone the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia

Nationalist Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacnov said that Bulgaria will move to postpone the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia, as the country still hasn’t delivered on the demanded concessions. Bulgaria wants Macedonia to agree to a new reading of history under which legendary VMRO...

Macedonia 20.05.20 | 11:40

Karakacanov reminds Dimitrov that Bulgaria’s patience is exhausted, calls him a “son of a good Bulgarian”

Bulgarian nationalist Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov issued another warning to Macedonian politicians that they must agree to the concessions on national identity issues that Bulgaria requires. Karakacanov especially singled out Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, calling him “the son of a...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 15:57

Bulgarian Defense Minister Karakacanov evokes fear of Greater Albania to push Macedonians toward Bulgaria

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov, who recently predicted the soon-to-come unification of Macedonia and Buglaria, used the fear of the Albanian nationalist project to push Macedonians to support Bulgaria. Days after predicting the unification of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Karakacanov calls...

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 09:32

Karakacanov threatens veto unless Macedonia “behaves”

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasmir Karakacanov warned Macedonia that it won’t be allowed to join the European Union unless it accepts conditions Bulgaria makes and agrees to make concessions with the Macedonian history and national identity issues. The statement from the Bulgarian nationalist politician...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 22:27

Gruevski: You’re naive if you think that the Bulgarian demands will end with the Macedonian language and history

Macedonia resembles a village with no guard dogs, and it’s natural that this will encourage propaganda from other countries, said former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski, in his remarks regarding the latest dispute with Bulgaria. Tensions have risen between Macedonia and Bulgaria...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 19:51

Days after predicting the unification of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Karakacanov calls for a joint monument to Goce Delcev in Greece

On the anniversary of the death of Goce Delcev, Bulgarian nationalist Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov raised the idea that Macedonia and Bulgaria jointly ask that a monument to the legendary VMRO leader is built in the now destroyed village of Banica. Delcev was killed on this day, in 1903, fighting...

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 01.02.20 | 20:01

Karakacanov insists that Goce Delcev was a Bulgarian during an event in Bitola

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov, who leads the nationalist VMRO-BND party, was in Bitola today to present books about Todor Aleksandrov and other heroes of the VMRO movement. Karakacanov insisted that Goce Delcev was a Bulgarian and said that future Macedonian – Bulgarian relations...

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