Tag: Macedonia – Bulgaria
Macedonia 31.03.22 | 10:35

Petkov to take part at meeting of local authorities from Bulgaria and Macedonia in Sandanski

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will pay Thursday a visit to the city of Sandanski to take part at a meeting of local authorities from Bulgaria and Macedonia, as part of the cross-border cooperation programme 2021-2027, MIA reports from Sofia. The Minister of Local Self-Government Goran Milevski...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 20:18

Nikoloski: If key EU countries believed that Macedonia should start negotiations, they would’ve solved the problem with Bulgaria in one afternoon

The country is going backwards, and when bad news arrives from Macedonia and neighboring countries, then the support of public opinion in European countries on enlargement decreases, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski in an interview with TV Kanal 5. Nikoloski says one should not lie...

Macedonia 14.09.21 | 12:03

The non-paper yet exists, according to Ukrainian model: “Why not Bulgaro-Macedonia”

Despite the denials from the Government and the President’s Office that no new proposal has been received from Sofia to get out of the deadlock in which Macedonia and Bulgaria found themselves over our country’s start of EU accession negotiations, only the naive can believe that the non-paper...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 17:52

Mickoski: Macedonia’s EU road is blocked due to the retail market diplomacy of Zaev and Dimitrov

Macedonia’s EU road is blocked due to the bad and unreasonable policies of Zoran Zaev and SDSM. Тhe retail market diplomacy demonstrated by Zaev and Dimitrov is only due to ignorance of diplomatic policy and defense of state and national interests, VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski said at...

Macedonia 29.06.21 | 20:16

Crvenkovski: Bulgaria through EU wants to achieve what it failed to do in World War II

Today Bulgaria wants to achieve what it failed to achieve in World War II from 1941-45 with weapons and military means and is now using its EU membership and veto power on decision-making. Bulgaria’s position is completely clear to me, but what interests me is how the other EU members view this,...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 23:06

Osmani pessimistic that the Bulgaria issue will be resolved by June 22

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said on Wednesday he’ll have an opportunity to openly talk with MPs and members of the Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee and chronologically explain activities that have been taken in the recent months to ensure a step forward on the European path. Although all this...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 22:08

Kocarev: The Macedonian identity doesn’t have Bulgarian roots

Politicians from Macedonia and Bulgaria should be aware that geopolitical games in some possible scenarios can cause harmful consequences for both countries, said MANU president Ljupco Kocarev at Tuesday’s scientific gathering dedicated to the life and work of Krste P. Misirkov. Speaking about...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 10:08

Zaev persistently pushes Portugal’s proposal, although Bulgaria expressly rejected it

Asked what is being negotiated with Bulgaria, Prime Minister Zaev said that Portugal’s proposal is on the table. However, Bulgaria expressly rejected that proposal. This was confirmed after the meeting of Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva during his visit to Sofia and Skopje. It...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 15:33

The comfort of the Bulgarian veto in the silence of the Macedonian government – Will the country survive until Ilinden?

In just less than two weeks, the first people of the State Prosecutor’s Office paid a visit in Sofia, and now the first people of the Constitutional Court. The scanty protocol statements cannot fully reflect the whole essence of such an urgent and quick visit of the two delegations in Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 12:14

Dimovski: Bulgaria rejected the Portuguese proposal, now something else is being negotiated in the background

The government additionally makes a problem by entering into explanations and positioning over the Portuguese proposal. They were in Sofia in the morning, in Skopje in the afternoon. Sofia rejected the proposal and there is nothing further, but as soon as the activity continues, it means that something...

Balkans 09.06.21 | 09:24

Rama-Yanev meeting: Bulgaria hods to framework position, Albania will not take sides in dispute between Skopje and Sofia

The Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Albania discussed bilateral relations and current issues on Albania’s European agenda and Albania’s EU path, as well as opportunities for further cooperation of common interest in a number of sectors such as the economy, agriculture, mining, energy and...

Macedonia 08.06.21 | 14:12

Pendarovski maintains firm position: Language and identity cannot be part of the negotiating framework with Bulgaria

Macedonia’s President maintains firm position that language and identity are not and cannot be part of the negotiating framework with Bulgaria. In all his statements and interviews, President Stevo Pendarovski maintains a single and consistent position, the Macedonian identity, language and culture...

Balkans 08.06.21 | 09:29

Stoev confirmed Mickoski’s statements: Sofia stands by the declaration and seeks legal guarantees from Skopje

In a conversation with the ambassadors of the EU member states, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Svetlan Stoev reaffirmed the Bulgarian position on the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries. Regarding the EU integration of the Republic of Macedonia, Svetlan Stoev stressed that...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 15:31

Mickoski revealed Zaev and Buckovski’s plan regarding negotiations with Bulgaria

Hristijan Mickoski revealed several scenarios in relations with Bulgaria that the government is proposing to start EU accession negotiations. The first solution – the EU / EC to decide to start negotiations on June 22 without additional conditions, and with the diplomacy that follows in the next...

Macedonia 07.06.21 | 13:14

Klekovski: According to the Portuguese proposal, the Macedonian government should say that the Macedonian language was codified in 1945

Regarding the announcements of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for intensifying talks with Bulgaria, analyst Saso Klekovski emphasized in an interview with TV Sitel that they tried all possible formats but they still do not work. We certainly have to talk to Bulgaria in one format, another or third. So far...

Macedonia 02.06.21 | 17:34

Radev: Bulgaria requires guarantees over Macedonia’s EU accession

Bulgaria requires guarantees over the European Union’s enlargement in Macedonia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Portuguese counterpart Marcelo de Sousa, MIA reports from Sofia. The most important task is to restore dialogue between Sofia and Skopje...

Macedonia 14.04.21 | 12:50

MEP Schider proposes foreign historians to help Skopje and Sofia overcome the dispute

MEP Andreas Schieder proposes to invite eminent foreign historians to the joint commission to overcome the deadlock between Macedonia and Bulgaria over historical issues, MIA reports from Brussels. I have a suggestion for the joint commission that if its work remains stuck as it is now, we may need to...

Macedonia 31.03.21 | 11:45

Maricic: Tensions should ‘naturally decline’ after Bulgarian election

Tensions between Macedonia and its eastern neighbour Bulgaria, which is blocking Skopje’s EU membership bid, should “naturally decline” after the 4 April election in Bulgaria, Macedonia’s Justice Minister Bojan Maricic told EURACTIV. In the interview Maricic says that with intensive dialogue...

Macedonia 05.03.21 | 09:49

EP report on Macedonia: Good neighborliness is part of negotiations, Agreement with Bulgaria must be fully implemented

The European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee has adopted reports on Macedonia and Albania’s EU progress. MEP and rapporteur for the country Ilhan Kyuchyuk told the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), said that the documents were adopted after a compromise was reached on the report on Macedonia. According...

Macedonia 20.02.21 | 09:58

Action Plan between Macedonia and Bulgaria in final stage, US urges that bilateral issues remain apart from EU integration process

After the Government announced that the harmonization of the joint action plan with Bulgaria is in the final stage, the US Ambassador to the country, yesterday Kate Byrnes referred to the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria, reiterating that the US is committed to resolving bilateral issues between...

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