North Macedonia’s President: Ban One MEP and Several other Bulgarians from Entering the Country

North Macedonia's President Stevo Pendarovski proposed to the government, according to the law on foreigners, "that one MEP from Bulgaria and several other persons from Bulgaria be banned from entering the country, because of their previous and ongoing actions against" North Macedonia.

According to Pendarovski, the legal conditions for imposing such a measure are "a threat to public order, a threat to national security or a threat to the international relations of the Republic of North Macedonia".

The latest development of events in relations with Bulgaria was the topic "with a special focus" at today's meeting of the Security Council, convened by the president. The director of the Intelligence Agency, Erolld Musliu, the director of the National Security Agency, Zarko Milosevski, and the Chief of the General Staff of the Army, Lieutenant General Vasko Gyurchinovski, took part in the meeting, reports BTA.

According to Pendarovski, the analyzes of the responsible institutions indicate that there are structures in Bulgaria that have been activated especially after the adoption of the negotiation framework in July and "are mobilized both logistically and financially to support the arrival of a large group of people from Bulgaria on February 4 (when 151 years of the birth of Gotse Delchev are celebrated) in Skopje".

"According to all assessments, this will be an event with a high security risk, and the institutions will not just be silent witnesses to what is happening," said Pendarovski.

According to him, there are two ways to react to such "organized anti-state campaigns carried out by political parties and individuals" - the first is with cultural diplomatic rhetoric, which has...

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