Tag: Zaev
Macedonia 04.12.20 | 10:52

Zaev’s plan to rewrite history books amounts to treason, VMRO-DPMNE says

Zoran Zaev’s announcement that he will rewrite Macedonian history books amounts to high treason, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Zaev is under pressure from Bulgaria to deliver on the 2017 treaty he signed with Borisov, part of which requires establishing a common historic narrative and then...

Macedonia 03.12.20 | 11:12

Politico criticizes Varhelyi for not doing more to help Zaev

Politico called out European Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi for not exerting more pressure on Bulgaria to help the Zaev regime in Macedonia. According to the news site, Varhelyi reserves a low grade (C) for his overall efforts and the dispute with Bulgaria is named as his “worst moment”. Worst...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 15:17

Dimitrov goes missing as his foreign policy fails big time

With the appointment of former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski as Zaev’s envoy to Bulgaria, Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov took a back seat role in what should be the main task of his mandate – opening the EU accession talks. Dimitrov has avoided several scheduled hearings in the Parliament,...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 12:12

Macedonia’s main educational institutions stand in opposition to Zaev’s Bulgarian policy

With yesterday’s proclamation from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (UKIM), which endorsed the positions of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MANU), the two main educational institutions in Macedonia came out with strong criticism of the Zaev regime. UKIM and MANU condemned Zaev...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 15:13

“Zaev is also making business concessions to Bulgaria”

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Dafina Stojanoska warned that there are many business interests that are included in these deals, pointing to the Zaev family and its extensive dealings in Bulgaria. Long ago Zaev made promises to business lobbies and now he needs to deliver”, Stojanoska said. Bulgaria...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 15:12

Mickoski: Only a political amateur like Zaev could agree that the EU progress of Macedonia is tied to our reading of history

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski addressed the protesters gathered in front of the Government building today, saying that the traffic jam the protest caused over several hours is worth it if it helps prevent inflicting damage on the future of our children and grand-children. It is for their sake...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 15:03

Despite Zaev’s grand gesture, MIA reports that Bulgaria still plans to veto the opening of accession talks

Despite the BGNES interview in which Zoran Zaev accepted practically all demands from Bulgaria, the state run MIA news agency reports that Macedonia will nearly certainly be blocked and won’t be allowed to open accession talks at the European Council on December 8. MIA correspondent in Brussels...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 14:29

VMRO: Zaev and SDSM are sending mixed signals about their talks with Bulgaria

SDSM is sending mixed signals about whether it is engaged in negotiations with Bulgaria, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Prime Minister and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev said that there are on-going talks with Bulgaria, but at a lower level, through the foreign ministries, while SDSM spokesman Kostadin...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 14:09

Former Bulgarian President Plevneliev praises Zaev as “light in the tunnel”, demands full implementation of the 2017 treaty

Former Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev praised Zoran Zaev for his new position on Bulgaria, after Zaev accepted practically all Bulgarian demands, and said that his week “decisions will be reached in Sofia, Skopje, Berlin and Brussels” that will alter the course of events. Zaev’s...

Macedonia 30.11.20 | 09:14

How many insults will it take for you to respond?, Mickoski asks Zaev

What will it take for Zoran Zaev to respond to at least one of the insults from Bulgarian politicians, asked opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. Zaev was brutally insulted by Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov last week, who called Zaev a Bulgarian whose brain typically “runs a day...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 20:34

VMRO: Zaev needs to inform the public what kind of a deal he is preparing with Bulgaria

VMRO-DPMNE called on Zoran Zaev to explain to the public what is being discussed in his negotiations with Bulgaria. Yesterday VMRO leader Hristijan Mickoski insisted that this weekend is the crucial time when Zaev intends to seal a deal on the issues Bulgaria raised with Macedonia – chief among...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 16:27

Reeker writes to encourage Zaev, says the bilateral talks with Bulgaria should continue simultaneously with Macedonia’s EU talks

US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker, who is a former Ambassador to Macedonia, wrote to Zoran Zaev to encourage him in the dispute with Bulgaria, and took the position that the dispute should not hamper Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Because the United States values your partnership and...

Macedonia 29.11.20 | 11:50

Jovanovski to Zaev: The Bulgarian terms are not acceptable

Former top SDSM party official, and challenger for the leadership of the party Zoran Jovanoski, reiterated his position that the party and the country can’t accept humiliating conditions from Bulgaria just to open the EU accession talks. Jovanovski early joined the push within SDSM to condemn party...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 21:55

Zaev responds to Karakacanov’s open mockery, insists he’s a Macedonian

Zoran Zaev responded to Krasimir Karakacanov open mockery of Zaev as a “Bulgarian whose brain runs a day late”. Karakacanov couldn’t resist to spike the football in Zaev’s face, after Zaev surrendered and accepted all demands put forward by Bulgaria. Karakacanov on Zaev: As a...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 21:02

Karakacanov on Zaev: As a Bulgarian, his brain runs a day late

Bulgarian Defense Minister Krasimir Karakacanov welcomed Zoran Zaev’s positions in the BGNES interview by saying that, “as a Bulgarian, his brain runs a day late”. It was Karakacanov’s way to say that Zaev eventually came around to the demands from Sofia, and also to call the...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 20:55

Chief Bulgarian historic negotiator insists that written guarantees will be needed to prop up Zaev’s new positions

Bulgarian historian and diplomat Angel Dimitrov, who is co-chairman of the committee of historians between Bulgaria and Macedonia, reacted to Zoran Zaev’s BGNES interview by insisted that now an actual legally binding document will be necessary. In the interview, Zaev practically agreed to all...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 20:37

Zaev says he doesn’t have a meeting with Borisov on his schedule

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev insisted that he has no meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov planned in the coming days. Earleir today, opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski said that Zaev is currently engaged in negotiations with Borisov in which he intends to accept all demands Bulgaria puts...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 18:19

Nikoloski: Zaev’s coalition partners are preparing to leave him unless he reverses course immediately

In an interview with Kanal 77, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that smaller partners in Zoran Zaev’s ruling coalition are angry with Zaev after his BGNES interview and announced surrender to Bulgaria, and are preparing to abandon the Government. Zaev’s SDSM – DUI...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 14:37

“Zaev is erasing the Macedonian spirit”

Thousands of people answered the call by VMRO-DPMNE and joined the protests in Skopje held after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his intent to surrender on all disputed issues with Bulgaria. Citizens drove and marched from two directions on the Government building in downtown Skopje, where actors,...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 11:14

After removing the iron fence around the Government to show he is “as one with the people”, Zaev calls in the police to bring a makeshift fence ahead of today’s protest

In anticipation of the large protest announced by VMRO-DPMNE for today shortly after noon, police officers were busy placing a makeshift barrier in front of the Government building. The move is ironic given that it was the Zaev Government that ordered the already built, permanent cast iron fence to...

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