Tag: Macedonia – Bulgaria
Macedonia 27.11.20 | 11:13

Karakachanov’s Institute uses government money to “expose” the Bulgarian character of Macedonia

The Bulgarian government has been allocating budget money for five years to finance the “Institute” of Krasimir Karakachanov’s party, whose goal is to “exposing the character of the national liberation movement of Bulgarians in Macedonia”, reports “Deutsche Welle”. It...

Macedonia 17.11.20 | 15:50

EU Observer: Bulgaria brings Hitler, Stalin and Tito to EU table

EU Observer published Tuesday an article regarding Bulgaria’s veto on the official start of negotiations with Macedonia, assessing that Bulgaria brings “historical baggage” to the EU table. It was meant to be a technicality, but it is turning into a new fiasco on EU enlargement and...

Balkans 17.11.20 | 13:05

Zakharieva: Macedonia to have a place in the EU when it’s ready

The Bulgarian diplomacy cannot afford to pursue a policy of denigration of another country, which, unfortunately, we see pursued by Skopje. We are a member of the European Union, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ekaterina Zakharieva, told BNT on Tuesday. The Republic...

Macedonia 16.11.20 | 17:22

Skopje was liberated by partisans from Bulgarian fascist occupation, Silegov tells a Bulgarian TV

The mayor of Skopje and senior SDSM official Petre Silegov does not agree with the official policy of a bent spine led by his leader Zoran Zaev. In an interview with Bulgarian TV Europe, Silegov talks about Tito’s place in the November 13 celebrations, a thesis imposed by Bulgarian Foreign Minister...

Macedonia 15.11.20 | 22:23

Question for Zakharieva: Does Tsar Boris have such a photo?

Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Ekaterina Zakharieva, is facing strong public backlash following her latest scandalous statements on the dispute with Macedonia, saying that the country cannot want to join the EU and at the same time celebrate, as she said, one of the darkest dictators – Tito. Photos...

Macedonia 15.11.20 | 12:02

Zaev: Bulgaria will likely block Macedonia’s EU path

We are building friendship with positive decisions, and with negative bitterness, said Prime Minister Zoran Zaev when asked to comment on the latest statement by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva, who told Bulgaria’s bTV that Bulgaria is against Macedonia’s start of EU accession...

Macedonia 14.11.20 | 15:20

Mickoski says VMRO-DPMNE will not accept a compromise that assimilates us and makes us bend the spine, calls on Zaev to do the same

It is a big lie that Zaev achieved success at the international level. In Europe, the country is known for corruption, injustice and the latest debacle with the health crisis. With this government, neither the European Union becomes a reality, nor is any bilateral issue closed in our favor. Proof of...

Macedonia 02.11.20 | 17:58

Milososki: Macedonia must build common position and national red lines against Bulgaria memorandum

VMRO-DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki said that Macedonia must build a common position and national red lines against the memorandum of Bulgaria. We should strongly condemn the position of official Sofia expressed through their memorandum by which they unjustifiably interfere in the national, linguistic and...

Macedonia 01.11.20 | 18:42

After threats from Sofia, the Government looks positively at solution and hopes for start of EU talks

For a whole day, the authorities has been silent over the threats made by Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva that Bulgaria will veto the start of Macedonia’s EU talks if it not accept the historical truth that it has Bulgarian roots. Finally today, only after the calls from the opposition...

Macedonia 01.11.20 | 15:58

While the government ignores Bulgaria’s threats, foreigners are defending our country

While the Macedonian authorities ignores Bulgaria’s threats for a veto, the country is defended by foreigners. Gerald Knaus, a German political scientist and chairman of the European Stability Initiative, says what is Bulgaria doing is unacceptable and contrary to EU’s policies. Imagine Germany...

Balkans 31.10.20 | 20:01

Macedonia should recognize that both its national identity and language have Bulgarian roots if it wants to start negotiations with the EU

Macedonia should recognize that both its national identity and language have Bulgarian roots if it wants to start negotiations with the EU, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said in an interview with Reuters. Bulgaria could veto the formal launch of accession talks with Macedonia next month...

Macedonia 30.10.20 | 14:45

Osmani: There is progress in working groups between Macedonia and Bulgaria

There is a lot of speculation in the media on many topics. I do not think it is useful to add to that speculation, but what is important is that the discussion should continue, said EU Ambassador David Geer, when asked to comment on Politico’s reports of an alleged EU consensus on Bulgaria’s...

Macedonia 22.10.20 | 12:22

Macedonians do not exist, they are a product of Tito’s engineering: “Vecernji List” analyzes the dispute with Bulgaria

According to the Croatian newspaper “Vecernji List”, Bulgaria has eight demands on what the implementation of the friendship agreement with Macedonia should look like. The newspaper writes that the memorandum shared by the Bulgarian diplomacy with the EU member states states that Macedonia...

Macedonia 16.10.20 | 11:36

Rumen Radev: No compromises with history and language

The President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, said that there should be a political solution to overcome the historical issues that are the topic of discussion of the Macedonian-Bulgarian commission. Radev told “BGNES” says that the people in the Bulgarian-Macedonian commission were professionals...

Macedonia 16.10.20 | 09:47

Second day of discussions of the Macedonian-Bulgarian commission, Gjorgiev and Dimitrov to inform about the talks in the afternoon

Macedonian and Bulgarian historians of the joint multidisciplinary commission on historical and educational issues are holding Friday their second day of discussions in Skopje. The commission meets after a break of almost a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the elections that took place in our country. The...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 16:30

Sekerinska about “friendly Bulgaria”: We expect our allies to be of help

We expect our allies, including our friend Bulgaria, to be of help rather than not to be of any help, Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska said Thursday in response to a statement by her Bulgarian counterpart Krasimir Karakachanov that Bulgaria is not against, but believes it is not the time to hold an...

Macedonia 09.06.20 | 21:16

Mucunski: There is high probability that Bulgaria will block Macedonia’s EU path

A consensus is needed on EU negotiations, given that more governing sets may be changed during the negotiation process, but so far the government has not asked for expert help from the opposition, although as a party it has the capacity to help in many sectors, the international secretary of VMRO-DPMNE,...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 11:51

New blow to Macedonia – EU backs Bulgaria’s demands?

The draft declaration of Wednesday’s (6 May) EU summit with the leaders of the Western Balkans, seen by EURACTIV, calls on Macedonia to find a solution to bilateral disputes in the implementation of the Treaty on Good Neighborhood Relations with Bulgaria, EURACTIV writes. EU leaders will hold a summit...

Macedonia 06.05.20 | 09:58

Gruevski publishes CIA documents: Arguments in defense of Macedonians and the Macedonian national cause

In the third part of his analysis about the relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria entitled “Arguments in Defense of Macedonians and the Macedonian National Cause”, former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski shared several declassified CIA documents, as well as quotes that clearly show the neighbors’...

Macedonia 27.06.19 | 10:38

Nikola Dimitrov read letters from Goce Delcev ahead of Thursday’s meetings in Sofia

Within the framework of the Black Sea Initiative, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov will meet Thursday in Sofia with senior political representatives of Bulgaria to define their position on Goce Delcev as a historical person, as well as to contribute to finding a mutually acceptable solution. He revealed...