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Regime for Entry of UK Citizens into Bulgaria has been Eased

As of Sunday 10 October, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and members of their families arriving from a Member State of the European Union, the European Economic Area, the Swiss Confederation and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is in the "red zone", are allowed on the territory of the country upon presentation of a valid E

Bulgarians in Macedonia: At the Census we were Insulted and Recorded as Macedonians

"Citizens who declared themselves Bulgarians were regularly and directly insulted and belittled by enumerators, instructors and other members of the enumeration commissions."

This is what the Ivan Mihailov Cultural Center in Bitola is warning about on the occasion of the census in North Macedonia, which ended on September 30th.

Bulgaria Is Late to Explain Its Position on N.Macedonia Says Diplomat

Too late Bulgaria began to explain its own position towards North Macedonia, as it should have been clear to our European partners some time ago. Bulgaria has made mistakes in building this policy. Bulgarian conditions and requirements had to be stated in the 90s.

This was the comment of Bobi Bobev, a diplomat and former Bulgarian ambassador to Kosovo and Albania.

Bulgaria's President: We Refuse to Greenlight Northern Macedonia

Ahead of an EU-Western Balkans Summit held here on Wednesday, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev reconfirmed his country's reluctance to greenlight Skopje's EU accession negotiations unless North Macedonia honours its commitments to address the moot points in bilateral relations.

Borissov Pledges to End Bulgaria’s Standoff with North Macedonia

If former Bulgarian PM Boyko Borissov's GERB party returns to power, it will restore friendship with North Macedonia based on the 2017 landmark friendship treaty between the two countries, and support its EU accession, Borrisov told the Bulgarian media on Tuesday.

Bulgarian Nationalists IMRO Nominate Presidential Couple for the Upcoming Election

Bulgaria's IMRO (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization) nominates Milen Mihov as presidential candidate and Maria Tsvetkova as vice president, the party's press office said. Mihov is a nominee for presidential candidate of the National Youth Committee of IMRO and Bulgarians from Macedonia, which was adopted unanimously at today's meeting of the National leadership.

Completely Free Movement for Vaccinated People in Greece

Vaccinated people in Greece to be able to move absolutely freely even in the areas with the highest incidence of COVID-19 intends a government plan, which is expected to be announced tomorrow, according to the electronic edition of the Greek newspaper "Proto Tema".

EU summit in Brdo on strategic sovereignty and relations with W Balkans

Ljubljana/Brussels – EU leaders will gather in Brdo pri Kranju on Tuesday for a strategic debate on the EU’s international role in the light of developments in Afghanistan, the AUKUS security partnership and relations with China. On Wednesday, the Slovenian EU presidency will host an EU-Western Balkans summit, but no significant developments are expected.

Street in N Macedonia to be named after young Slovenian firefighter

Nova Gorica – As news of a tragic death of a young Slovenian firefighter and diver reached North Macedonia, a country where he helped fight wildfires this summer, the mayor of Berovo decided to propose that a street in the town be named after him.

EU Accession Talks with Albania North Macedonia will Hopefully Start by end-Year - EC

The European Commission is hoping to start accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia before the end of the year, its president Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday, as she started a regional tour ahead of the EU-Western Balkans summit on 6 October, news wires reported. "The future of North Macedonia is in the EU. We want you by our side.

Sofia Wants EU to Take Bulgaria's Side in Dispute with North Macedonia

Bulgaria expects effective actions from EU institutions to promote the values ​​of democracy and respect for human rights in the Republic of North Macedonia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said during his meeting on Tuesday with EU Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. The meeting was not followed by a media briefing and Várhelyi left for Skopje later the same day.