Tag: Rumen Radev
Macedonia 14.06.21 | 22:15

Zaev meets Bulgarian President Radev in Brussels, to pay visit to Sofia this week

Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zoran Zaev met with Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev at the end of Monday’s NATO Summit in Brussels, discussing perspective to achieve a real step forward in Macedonia’s European integration. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev underlined the principled and continuous support...

Balkans 10.06.21 | 11:12

Radev says he supports Macedonia’s EU integration, but did not say under what conditions

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev held Wednesday a video conference meeting with European Parliament President David Sassoli, discussing measures for management of the coronavirus pandemic and EU-related topics, with a focus on the enlargement policy, MIA reports from Sofia. President Radev said Bulgaria...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 12:34

Radev meets newly elected Constitutional Court president Kacarska and constitutional judges in Sofia

The President of Bulgaria, Rumen Radev, met Tuesday in Sofia with the newly elected President of the Constitutional Court, Dobrila Kacarska, Bulgarian media report. Radev, in addition to Kacarska, met also with other judges from the Constitutional Court of Macedonia. The meeting was attended by, according...

Macedonia 02.06.21 | 18:09

De Sousa: Sofia-Skopje dialogue needed without making a fuss

Portugal welcomes and admires the efforts at dialogue between Bulgaria and Macedonia. We support the concrete steps in support of dialogue, making a fuss does not help, it gets in the way, Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said Wednesday in Sofia. There are European countries with different...

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 27.05.21 | 15:04

Radev: No need for intermediaries, no one knows history better than us

Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev does not want intermediaries to participate in the Joint Commission on Historical Issues. We do not need them. Nobody knows our history better than us, reports BGNES. He added that he had said this many times to President Pendarovski and that everything depended...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 10:14

Pendarovski and Radev to pay tribute together to Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Rome

Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev together on Thursday will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome to lay flowers at the memorial plaques dedicated to Ss. Cyril and Methodius to pay tribute to the Pan-Slavic saint brothers. The flower-laying ceremony...

Macedonia 26.05.21 | 15:15

Pendarovski-Radev: Traveling together opportunity to renew dialogue

Traveling to Rome and the Vatican together with Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev to jointly commemorate Ss. Cyril and Methodius, President Stevo Pendarovski before boarding the Bulgarian President’s plane at the Skopje International Airport said the trip was an opportunity to renew the dialogue between...

Macedonia 24.05.21 | 10:02

Pendarovski and Radev travel together to the celebration of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Rome

The presidents of Macedonia and Bulgaria, Stevo Pendarovski and Rumen Radev, will jointly honor the work of the Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Rome, after failing to do so last year due to the deteriorating situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the health protocols of the head of the Roman Catholic...

Macedonia 18.05.21 | 17:02

Pendarovski thinks it is good that he and Radev will go to Rome on the same plane

President Stevo Pendarovski, who will leave for Rome on the same plane with the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, where together they will pay tribute to St. Cyril and Methodius, considers that this act is a good symbolic gesture from both sides that can relax the atmosphere ahead of the negotiations...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 15:08

Pendarovski: Radev’s reaction is contrary to basic principle of non-interference in internal affairs of other countries

It is extremely unusual and certainly outside the internal procedures of the Alliance for  a president of a NATO member state to call on security services to respond to alleged violations of the rights of nationals living in another NATO member state. The reaction of the Bulgarian president is also...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 09:41

Do we have a president to respond to Radev’s provocations?

Actor Saso Tasevski criticizes the statement of the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev who called the special services for a meeting due to “attacks on the Bulgarians” in Macedonia. Radev demands that “timely measures be taken to adequately protect the rights of Bulgarian citizens abroad...

Balkans 01.02.21 | 13:38

Rumen Radev: Citizens with Bulgarian passports in Macedonia do not feel like self-confident citizens

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has criticized the government in Sofia that it hasn’t done enough to present Bulgaria’s position on Macedonia to the partners in the Western countries. Radev told a news conference at which he reviewed the first four years of his presidency that he will run...

Balkans 07.12.20 | 12:10

Radev: Macedonia to recognize the historical truth, Bulgaria to defend its rights

Asked whether Bulgaria should defend its position on the Macedonian issue or give up in favor of Macedonia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that “we should wait for emotions to calm down and arm ourselves with patience, calm and common sense,” BGNES reported. Our brothers from the Republic...

Macedonia 14.11.20 | 11:48

New request from Bulgaria: Radev demands a special chapter in the negotiating framework for Macedonia

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev demands the opening of a special chapter in the negotiating framework for Macedonia, which will include all the criteria for good neighborliness. According to him, Bulgaria must first and foremost defend its history, language and identity. No one but ourselves can do that....

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 17:44

Pendarovski – Radev: Reasonable compromise for the start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations

President Stevo Pendarovski and Bulgarian counterpart Rumen Radev discussed Wednesday in a phone call the countries’ positions regarding the conditions for the start of Macedonia’s EU accession negotiations. The two presidents discussed the possibility of reaching a sustainable solution for...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 22:14

Radev: Bulgaria’s proposals unlikely to enter negotiating framework

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev believes that the start of Macedonia’s negotiations with the EU should be postponed until a bilateral solution is found, because, as he says, it is increasingly likely that Bulgaria’s proposals will not be part of the negotiating framework, despite the efforts...

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...

Balkans 18.06.20 | 14:13

Radev on Borissov’s claims that he filmed him with a drone: My imagination has its limits

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has come under pressure this week after photos of a weapon and stacks of cash allegedly taken in his bedroom were leaked to the media. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said today that the biggest threat to the government is the very Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. No...

Balkans 19.09.19 | 12:35

Radev: Bulgaria’s support for North Macedonia is not unconditional

Bulgaria should support Macedonia in its European integration, but not at the expense of Bulgarian history and identity, said Bulgarian President Rumen Radev at the start of his meeting with the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues between Bulgaria and  Macedonia. Radev...