Stevo Pendarovski

Bulgaria’s President: It is Inappropriate for the Parties to Hide behind the Monument of the Soviet Army

"It is extremely inappropriate in the midst of a social crisis and war for the political parties to hide behind the Monument to the Soviet Army," commented President Rumen Radev before the ceremony for the Annual Awards for Responsible Business, in which he participated.

North Macedonia’s Jewish Deportation Commemoration Hits Raw Nerve in Bulgaria

As North Macedonia over the weekend commemorated the 80th anniversary of the deportation of 7,144 Macedonian Jews to Nazi death camps, done when most of its territory was under Bulgarian occupation, some in Bulgaria took offence at the language used.

The US to Bulgaria and North Macedonia: Quickly Solve your Problems and Reduce Tension

The United States is calling on Bulgaria and North Macedonia to "de-escalate" their rhetoric and quickly resolve "bilateral disputes".

This is stated in a position of the US State Department, expressed to the Macedonian section of "Voice of America".

Bulgarian MEP: The Statement of North Macedonia’s President repeats the Hateful Rhetoric against Bulgaria

"The statement of the Macedonian president repeats the theses of the RNM for many years, that it is an insult against the Macedonian identity and the Macedonian people, if you say things that are related to the objective reading of history - for example, if you say that Gotse Delchev is a Bulgarian, born in Bulgaria family.

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.

North Macedonia president sees Western Balkans as European security ‘soft spot’

North Macedonia's president described the Western Balkans on Tuesday as a soft spot in Europe's security architecture and ripe for potential influence campaigns by Russia.

"The soft spot in Europe's architecture and danger from the Kremlin is the Western Balkans," President Stevo Pendarovski told an event at the World Economic Forum.

Macedonian Cultural Club was Opened Today in Bulgaria – Without Provocations or Hatred

A Macedonian cultural club was opened today in Blagoevgrad. Unlike the opening of the Bulgarian clubs in North Macedonia ("Tsar Boris" III in Ohrid and "Ivan Mihailov" in Bitola), everything happened without provocations from the Bulgarian side.

North Macedonia’s President: Only Macedonians with Low Self-Esteem are Afraid of "Bulgarianization"

"The threat of 'Bulgarianization' is a fiction of the opposition with the aim of instilling fear among Macedonians", believes the president of our southwestern neighbor, Stevo Pendarovski. He announced this in an interview with the local publication "Trilling".