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Efforts by North Macedonia's government to re-label public statues of historic figures, under a deal with neighboring Greece, have got off to a rocky start.
Overnight, vandals removed plaques installed Thursday on three statues in the capital, Skopje, of ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great and his family, which clarified that they belong to ancient Greek history.
Unknown perpetrators in North Macedonia have removed or smashed plaques added to several statues and monuments in Skopje - which explained that they depict historical figures "belonging to the ancient Hellenic history and civilisation and to world cultural and historic heritage".
The action occurred just one day after the authorities put them up.
Charles Kupchan, US Foreign Affairs Council member and Georgetown University Professor has told this to Radio Free Europe.
86% of Bulgarian companies that took part in a survey conducted by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry under ERIAS - the European Refugee Integration Action Scheme said they had no experience in recruiting citizens from non-EU countries. Those who have done so are pleased with their employees.
A total of 2,566 people have received Bulgarian citizenship in the first six months of 2019, according to data from the Commission for Bulgarian Citizenship in the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.
However, last year, 3 619 citizens of the Republic of Macedonia received Bulgarian Citizenship, Macedonian online publication Meta writes, quoted by Focus.
This expectation is based on the legal acts and a bilaterally signed Agreement on extradition. Still, this will not be so simple, "Deutsche Welle" reports.