Macedonian Journalist: Skopje Doesn’t Give Credit to Vlado Buchkovski
Although Skopje appointed former Prime Minister Vlado Buchkovski as special representative in Sofia, Macedonian politicians themselves do not trust him, and this is evident from the fact that he has an assistant, the state secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There's still a void in the bilateral relations - Skopje still has no ambassador in our country, and this is not a good sign given the current situation.
The conclusion is by journalist Kosta Filipov, who analyzed the latest developments in the relations along the Sofia - Skopje axis in the studio of bTV. We remind that yesterday Buchkovski was on a visit to Bulgaria, he met with Deputy Prime Minister and IMRO leader Krasimir Karakachanov and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva, who reaffirmed Bulgaria's willingness for continuing the dialogue, but also for not supporting at this stage the start of the accessions negotiations framework with Brussels.
"Vlado Buchkovski is my personal friend and we know each other very well. He is really well-intentioned about relations with Bulgaria. This man does everything in a formal and informal way to achieve some form of rapprochement between the two states. I think there should be no doubt about it," Filipov said.
Even Zoran Zaev has made a U-turn, according to Kosta Filipov, who sees two accents in his speeches - one for domestic political use and another for being read and heard by Bulgarians. Most likely, there is a third one - intended for the international partners in framework negotiations. According to Kosta Filipov, the behavior of the Prime Minister of North Macedonia is indicative of the relations between the two countries, having in mind that at the moment the anti-Bulgarian campaign along the Vardar river is not only...