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Macedonia 10.01.22 | 12:21

Kovacevski endorses Petkov’s plan to expand the negotiations between Macedonia and Bulgaria

New SDSM party leader Dimitar Kovacevski, who has avoided saying much of substance in the past weeks after he succeeded Zaev, is formulating his positions on the dispute with Bulgaria ahead of the planned visit by Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov. In an interview, Kovacevski endorsed Petkov’s...

Macedonia 08.01.22 | 15:13

Change of tone from Sofia: PM Petkov wants to focus on the positive aspects of Macedonia’s future EU membership

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov sent out a new optimistic message toward Macedonia, that he would like to focus on the positive results that would come from Macedonia’s future EU membership. The comment comes as Petkov prepares for his first visit to Macedonia, on January 18th. We need to...

Macedonia 08.01.22 | 11:17

New stage in the dispute between Macedonia and Bulgaria begins in ten days

As Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is convening a meeting of its national security council to discuss the dispute with Macedonia, both countries are preparing for the visit by the newly elected Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to Macedonia on January 18th. Petkov will be accompanied by Foreign Minister...

Macedonia 07.01.22 | 17:44

New Bulgarian PM Petkov will visit Macedonia on January 18th

Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will visit Macedonia on January 18th. Speaking before the Parliament, where he was asked by former Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, Petkov said that during the visit he will defend the position agreed by the four coalition partners and will push for expanding...

Macedonia 04.01.22 | 15:47

Envoy of Bulgarian PM Petkov visited Skopje

Bulgarian Government sources informed the local media that Vesela Cherneva, advisor to newly appointed Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, was in Macedonia a few days ago for a round of meetings. Cherneva’s mission was likely part of the preparation for Petkov’s official visit to Macedonia, expected...

Macedonia 02.01.22 | 22:05

PM Petkov sees a period of work before Bulgaria can lift the veto against Macedonia

In a TV interview, Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said that Bulgaria and Macedonia need to work together to get to a point when Sofia will be able to lift the veto against Macedonia’s EU accession talks. In his early interviews, Petkov indicated a six month period after which he would be...

Macedonia 25.12.21 | 10:41

Borisov wished Prime Minister Petkov success as he broadens the dispute with Macedonia

Former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said that his GERB party is prepared to support a compromise that the new Prime Minister Kiril Petkov would reach with Macedonia. Borisov, who instituted the veto policy against Macedonia over the historic and national identity dispute, wished Petkov success...

Macedonia 22.12.21 | 20:27

“Prime Minister Petkov is expanding the Bulgarian list of demands aimed at Macedonia”

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the new approach from Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov will amount to just adding more conditions on Macedonia. Petkov, who was recently elected and immediately went on a tour of international media outlets to discuss his new plan for the dispute...

Macedonia 15.12.21 | 13:01

Macedonia – Bulgaria: Pendarovski agrees with Kirl Petkov’s approach to discuss different issues besides history

President Stevo Pendarovski said that the position of newly appointed Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov is acceptable to him. Petkov yesterday said that he would like to see six months of negotiations between Macedonia and Bulgaria on various issues such as culture, economy and infrastructure, besides...

Macedonia 14.12.21 | 16:05

Bulgaria – Macedonia dispute: Kiril Petkov wants new committees on culture, infrastructure and the economy, on top of the one on history

In a statement with the Bulgarian BTA news agency, the newly appointed Prime Minister Kiril Petkov said that the new groups he wants created with Macedonia will cover culture, infrastructure and the economy, on top of the already existant committee on history, which has been deadlocked for a while. Petkov...

Macedonia 14.12.21 | 11:03

Kiril Petkov indicates he could lift its veto in six months, but Macedonia will likely have to meet a number of Bulgarian demands

In an interview with the “Financial Times”, newly elected Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov indicates that he could lift the veto against Macedonia in six months, after an extensive process of negotiations. We will propose a new process, very fast, with a limited timeframe, just six months...

Macedonia 14.12.21 | 10:43

Zaev spoke to Petkov on how to unblock the Macedonia – Bulgaria dispute

Zoran Zaev spoke on the phone with the newly elected Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, and discussed how they will approach the dispute that blocked Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Zaev is on his way out as Prime Minister, but could postpone his resignation for a number of months, to try to...

Macedonia 13.12.21 | 10:04

Bulgarian Parliament will vote on Kiril Petkov’s nomination as Prime Minister

The Bulgarian Parliament is set to vote on its new Government today, with Kiril Petkov, from the newly founded PP party, nominated as Prime Minister. Petkov is seen as more moderate on the dispute with Macedonia, but his coalition also includes populists and nationalists, such as the ITN and BSP parties,...

Macedonia 11.12.21 | 21:16

Petkov: Bulgarian policy on Macedonia remains the same, but could be upgraded

The expected future Prime Minister of Bulgaria Kiril Petkov said that the position of his cabinet toward Macedonia will remain “as it is” but could be upgraded in the future. Petkov is expected to nominate Teodora Gancevska from the populist ITN party as the next Foreign Minister. ITN leader,...

Macedonia 07.12.21 | 22:23

Next Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov announces that the veto against Macedonia will remain in place for at least six more months

The likely next Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Kiril Petkov, dashed the hopes of the Zaev regime that he will authorize the speedy opening of Macedonia’s EU accession talks. In an interview with Der Spiegel, Petkov said that Macedonia will have to wait at least six more months, until committees are...

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