Tag: Macedonian language
Macedonia 29.01.21 | 19:16

Dimitrov: Bulgaria doesn’t want to sign any document that states “Macedonian language”

The Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, said at Friday’s conference “The role of the media and civil society organizations in the integration process” that there is an obvious interest in the European Union in signing Macedonia’s agreement with Frontex...

Macedonia 06.11.20 | 21:30

Macedonian language and Macedonian identity are not up for debate

Nobody can tell the Macedonian people who we are and what language we speak, according to international and European law, said Deputy Prime Minister for EU Affairs Nikola Dimitrov in an interview with TV Kanal 5 on Friday. He stressed that not even in 7 months, 7 years, 700 years will there be a government...

Macedonia 22.10.20 | 15:42

Bulgaria starts with the blockades, disputes the Macedonian language in Frontex

Bulgaria is blocking the important agreement on border management between Macedonia and the European Security Service, Frontex, and the problem is the “Macedonian language”, reports the daily “Dnevnik”, citing a statement by a spokesman for the European Commission. This is an...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 17:11

Zaev: The Macedonian language is me, the Macedonian language is you, the Macedonian language is all of us

Today, the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, together with the Minister of Education and Science, Mila Carovska, attended the International Scientific Conference “Macedonian language – a source of scientific research (at home and abroad)” at the Institute of Macedonian Language “Krste...

Macedonia 21.09.20 | 21:28

Although they now deny: In 1948 students in Bulgaria studied the subject “Macedonian language”

The denial of the Macedonian nation, history and language by Bulgaria has no basis in reality, given that the Bulgarian state has officially recognized the existence of a separate Macedonian identity. Proof of this is the fact that the children in Blagoevgrad and the surrounding area studied the subject...

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 20:23

Mickoski: I will never negotiate what Goce Delcev was or give up the Macedonian language

During Tuesday’s TV duel with Zoran Zaev on TV2, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said  that unlike Zaev, he would never negotiate what Goce Delcev was or give up the Macedonian language. I will never accept to negotiate what Goce Delcev was or whether my mother tongue was or not Macedonian...

Macedonia 13.05.20 | 20:45

Siljanovska Davkova: Late codification of the Macedonian language doesn’t mean that it was “created” or “invented” in 1945

The late codification of the Macedonian language does not mean that it was “created” or “invented” in 1945, but that the centuries-old struggle, confirmed by the anti-fascist one, was crowned with the Macedonian national state as a confirmed European and Balkan reality, and that,...

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 21:09

Cepreganov on Bulgaria’s position on the Macedonian language: If something does not exist, it is not denied

Undoubtedly, there is a connection between politics and science in Bulgaria, and with the very fact that these days we see that BAN has issued a booklet regarding the Macedonian language. That connection is not new and has existed for years and runs through the entire history, history professor Todor...

Macedonia 02.05.20 | 15:25

Nikoloski: Does Zaev agree that we do not speak Macedonian language?

In the past two weeks, it has become clear that Macedonia’s European integration is facing a major obstacle, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said Saturday, adding that Bulgaria’s document, which conditions the country’s integration and moving forward on the EU path, is...

Macedonia 07.02.20 | 22:58

Spasovski: We put the Macedonian language on an equal footing with other languages in Europe and in the world

We have put the Macedonian language on an equal footing with other languages in Europe and in the world, said Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski at Friday’s celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the first modern Macedonian language class held in 1945 in the Bitola high school. Addressing...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 16:55

SDSM wants to push through a legal solution making the Macedonian language a second language in Macedonia

SDSM is caught in the act of trying, in a hurry, through a draft law on the use of the Macedonian language, to introduce a legal solution that would make the Macedonian language a second language in the Republic of Macedonia. SDSM further humiliates the Macedonian language by calling it a foreign language...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 17:28

MANU: The existence of the Macedonian language is a fact, any discussion is pointless

The existence of the Macedonian language is a fact, internationally verified by the world linguistic science. Therefore, we consider any discussion of this issue to be pointless and contrary to the spirit of mutual cooperation between MANU and BAS, the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU) said. The...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 14:41

Pendarovski on Bulgaria’s position: The Macedonian language and the Macedonian nation are a fact

President Pendarovski has stated his position on Bulgarian academics denying the Macedonian language and saying that it is a dialect of Bulgarian. According to the head of state, the Macedonian language and the Macedonian nation are a fact that no one normal would debate and sign agreements on something...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 13:12

Angelov: Bulgaria’s official position is the Parliament’s Declaration

Bulgaria’s official position is the Parliament’s Declaration, there is no more official position than that. Bulgarian ambassador to the country Angel Angelov said answering a journalist question whether the position of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) which denies the Macedonian language...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 15:50

Institute of Macedonian Literature: BAS’ position denies the Macedonian national identity

The Institute of Macedonian Literature reacted strongly in a statement on the position of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) that the Macedonian language “does not exist”, that it is a “literary-regional norm of the Bulgarian language”. Such a statement denies the existence...

Macedonia 12.12.19 | 15:09

Academician Fiti after BAS said there is no Macedonian language: We will not spoil relations with BAS, we will talk

The current president of MANU Taki Fiti said today that they will discuss with their colleagues from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) their view that the Charter on the Macedonian Language contains incorrect and unacceptable positions and states that “the official language in the Republic...

Macedonia 12.03.19 | 19:26

Nikola Dimitrov went one step further – the language of the Aegean Macedonians was not Macedonian

Is the Government completely giving up on the Macedonian minorities? Although the claims of the leaders of the ruling majority were that minorities remain protected, according to the statement of Greek Foreign Minister Athanasia Anagnostopoulou, Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov protects minorities...

Macedonia 08.02.19 | 15:43

Zaev writes to NATO: Use “Macedonian language”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Friday NATO has been asked to make a correction regarding the omission of term ‘Macedonian language’ at its website. “International institutions recognize the Macedonian language and identity and I believe that with the note we sent it will be corrected....

Macedonia 07.02.19 | 18:47

NATO to use ‘Macedonian language’ once Prespa process ends

NATO will use the term ‘Macedonian language’ once the procedures related to the Prespa Agreement are completed, MIA reports from Brussels. After many reactions in the Macedonian public because on Wednesday, for the first time, during the signing ceremony of the NATO accession protocol, the...