Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova

Glavchev and Mickoski Discuss Reducing Tensions Between Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Bulgaria's Acting Prime Minister Dimitar Glavchev met with North Macedonia's Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski in Washington ahead of the official NATO leaders' meeting. The primary topic of their discussion was the need to reduce tension between the two countries.

North Macedonia's PM Doubts EU Talks Will Start Even With Bulgarian Inclusion in the Constitution

Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski of North Macedonia expressed doubts about the certainty of starting EU membership negotiations even if Bulgarians are included in the country's Constitution, according to reports from local media.

Bulgaria's Vice President Urged North Macedonia's Leaders to Carefully Read EU Documents

Bulgarian Vice-President Iliana Yotova has advised Skopje to thoroughly review European Union documents and decisions from the European Council. Her remarks were in response to comments made by North Macedonia's new president, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, who asserted that there is no provision in the Good Neighborliness Agreement with Bulgaria requiring changes to the constitution.

North Macedonia's President Asserts No Constitutional Changes Required by Bulgaria Agreement

In her first interview as president, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova emphasized that North Macedonia has fulfilled its obligations under the Prespa Agreement ahead of schedule. She stated that the agreement with Bulgaria does not mandate constitutional changes and suggested Greece or the EU advise Bulgaria on this matter.

North Macedonia's PM Wants Balkan Unity Over Insults and Provocations From Bulgaria and Greece

North Macedonia's Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE party leader Hristijan Mickoski addressed recent comments from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Bulgarian President Rumen Radev. Mitskoski highlighted his resilience against insults and provocations, asserting that he often emerges victorious in such situations.

Bulgaria's President: North Macedonia Ignorant of International Law!

President Rumen Radev commented on the suggestion by Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski of the Republic of North Macedonia to renegotiate the Friendship and Good Neighbor Agreement with Bulgaria, emphasizing that international treaties must be respected by all successive governments once signed.

North Macedonia’s PM calls Prespa Agreement a ‘reality’

The Prespa Agreement is a political "reality" the new prime minister of North Macedonia Hristijan Mickoski said during a press conference in Skopje on Monday.

The agreement is "part of the constitutional and legal order," he noted, adding that this was the stance of his party, VMRO-DPMNE, "for years."

Greece accuses North Macedonia’s leadership of irredentism 

The Greek Foreign Ministry has lambasted the leadership of North Macedonia for its "continued violation" of the Prespa name agreement signed in 2019 by the two countries, accusing it of irredentism after a post on X on Thursday by the neighboring country's president, Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova, who referred to "Aegean Macedonia," which is part of Greece's region of Macedonia.

Bulgaria's Stance on North Macedonia Could Cement EU Deadlock

Bulgaria is set to assert its stance on North Macedonia firmly at the upcoming European Council meeting, aiming to secure reaffirmation of previous conclusions regarding its neighbor and urging adherence to commitments crucial for advancing EU integration. This intention was communicated through a press release from Bulgaria's Council of Ministers.