Tag: Macedonia – Bulgaria
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...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 12:33

Future generations will be grateful to us, says Osmani about their approach to resolving the Sofia issue

We all in the region have crossed histories, interests and future and our position is that we should cooperate in the process of European integration and solve open issues in parallel, without one conditioning the other, said Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani in an interview with Belgrade-based “Politika”,...

Macedonia 15.02.21 | 11:05

Zaharieva: Let Macedonia be friends with Serbia, but let them be friends with us as well

Misunderstandings with Macedonia must be overcome and it is wrong in the 21st century to win elections by campaigning against neighboring countries, said Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, speaking about relations between Skopje and Sofia in an interview with “24 casa”. We have...

Macedonia 04.02.21 | 13:45

Karakachanov: Macedonia’s future is to become an Albanian province or join Bulgaria

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Bulgaria Krasimir Karakachanov in a recent TV interview talked about the condition for Macedonia to become part of the European family. He said that Macedonia would be part of the EU only if it becomes an Albanian province or joins Bulgaria. There...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 12:02

Zaharieva: We are not happy that we said “no”, but we will not make compromise with national interests

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva said on the “Kontrakomentar” show that Bulgaria, as an EU member, continues to support the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries. Zaharieva stressed that the claims that Bulgaria is entering “Belgrade” and “foreign...

Macedonia 24.01.21 | 17:38

Ahmeti: I am convinced that the dispute with Bulgaria will be resolved by spring

This spring, we will overcome the impasse and the dispute with Bulgaria will be resolved, Ali Ahmeti, the leader of the Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) said Saturday on the “Politika” show on a local Gostivar TV. It is in the interest of both Washington and Brussels to resolve this...

Macedonia 23.01.21 | 19:28

Adjective “Macedonian” to be erased from the official minutes of the joint commission with Bulgaria, “of the Republic of North Macedonia” to be used instead

Instead of the adjective “Macedonian”, the constitutional name “Republic of North Macedonia”, will be used in the minutes of the Joint Macedonian-Bulgarian Commission. This is the compromise that, according to Sitel TV, was reached regarding the use of the adjective “Macedonian”...

Macedonia 17.12.20 | 17:22

Bulgaria: Merkel and Borisov communicate regularly, both want a solution with Skopje

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as their teams, communicate regularly on all topics of mutual interest. Both Prime Minister Borisov and Chancellor Merkel are interested in finding a solution to the Skopje issue, the Bulgarian government has said. It says that...

Macedonia 11.12.20 | 09:50

How would you feel if someone called you a fascist after 75 years, Zaharieva tells a German journalist

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva says that the biggest problem in relations with Macedonia is the insufficient guarantees for the implementation of the Good Neighborhood Agreement, reports Deutsche Welle. In an interview with the German public service broadcaster ARD in early December,...

Macedonia 10.12.20 | 12:45

Mickoski: Boyko personally admitted to me that Zaev when in opposition promised him that he would fulfill all Bulgarian demands just to become prime minister

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said in an interview with the “Studio 10” show on TV 24 that the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov personally admitted to him that Zoran Zaev when he was opposition promised him that he would meet all Bulgarian demands just to become Prime Minister. You...

Macedonia 10.12.20 | 12:33

“Politico” on Macedonia situation: Too much even for Merkel – even Mutti couldn’t make everything better

For much of the past decade and a half, the EU could generally count on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to come to the rescue, but this time, even Mutti couldn’t make everything better, reads an article published by ” Politico” on Thursday. Between the coronavirus pandemic, the dragged-out...

Macedonia 08.12.20 | 14:57

Tongue-tied: Bulgaria’s language gripe blocks Macedonia’s EU path , says Politico

After 15 years of frustration, Macedonia finally got a green light from the EU this year to begin membership talks — only to find another red light at the next junction, Politico writes. Membership negotiations take years and focus on the nitty-gritty of questions about a country’s readiness to join...

Macedonia 07.12.20 | 13:01

Šešelj: What Bulgaria is asking from Macedonia is madness

What the Bulgarians are asking for is madness. You cannot ask Macedonians today to give up their Macedonian language and their Macedonian identity. It is an already formed nation and the Bulgarians have nothing to ask for and set conditions here, the president of the Serbian Radical Party, Vojislav Šešelj,...

Macedonia 07.12.20 | 11:00

Three statements confirming that Zaev is selling the Macedonian identity and language

Zaev sells the Macedonian identity! 28.11.2020 Zoran Zaev The Macedonian language and the Macedonian identity are not on the negotiating table. Nowhere in the world is identity and one’s mother tongue negotiated. Bulgaria recognizes the reality of the Macedonian language and Macedonian identity. 4.12.2020...

Macedonia 06.12.20 | 14:33

Ahmeti on Macedonian-Bulgarian dispute: The longer we wait, the more emotions flow into historical issues

Ali Ahmeti believes in resolving the Macedonian-Bulgarian dispute and expects Bulgaria to overcome sensitive issues. The longer we wait, the more emotions flow into historical issues, said Ali Ahmeti, leader of the Democratic Union for Integration. He told Kanal 5 that he believes in resolving the Macedonian-Bulgarian...

Macedonia 05.12.20 | 21:49

“24 casa” announces lifting of the veto, but Bulgaria will be able to block Macedonia’s EU path later on?

Bulgarian “24 casa” reported that Bulgaria will lift its veto on Macedonia next week, after receiving a guarantee that it will be able to block the country at any time after the start of negotiations. In “exchange”, Macedonia will be able to start accession negotiations. According...

Macedonia 05.12.20 | 14:26

Korcagin’s granddaughter: Should I hide from my child that his grandfather was killed by Anton Gjeorgiev Antov, a Bulgarian agent, on the orders of the Bulgarian police?

Zoran Zaev insulted my family, Zaev insulted my grandfather and father. He insulted me and my child. What should I tell him, how should I tell him the family history. How to erase the family heroism, but also the terror committed against my people. Should I hide my grandfather from my own child, Rade...

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