Independent Macedonia

Sofia ‘Concerned’ as North Macedonia Rejects Bulgarian Club’s ‘Offensive’ Name

Sofia has expressed "concern" after North Macedonia's Justice Minister, Krenar Loga, on Thursday banned a Bulgarian club from being named after a Bulgarian nationalist who became a Nazi collaborator, after a state commission in charge of advising on such issues recommended the move.

8 Days in Custody for the Singer who Set Fire to the Bulgarian Cultural Center in North Macedonia

The court in Bitola has ordered 8 days of arrest for the Macedonian singer Lambe Alabakovski, who was detained yesterday for setting fire to the front door of the Bulgarian Cultural Center "Ivan Mihailov" in Bitola. The attack took place in the early hours of June 4.

Macedonian Singer living in the US was the one who Set on Fire Bulgaria’s Cultural Center in Bitola

The perpetrator, who set fire to the front door of the "Ivan Mihailov" Cultural Center in Bitola, North Macedonia, was caught. This was announced by the Macedonian Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski on his Facebook account.

The 34-year-old singer Lambe Alabakovski has been arrested. He works and lives in America, but returned to Bitola a few weeks ago.

WWII Bulgarian Nationalist ‘Glorified to Undermine Macedonian Identity’: Historian

World War II nationalist leader Ivan Mihailov was once regarded as a Nazi collaborator, but has been rehabilitated in Bulgaria for use as a tool in the country's dispute over its shared history with North Macedonia, says Bulgarian historian Chavdar Marinov.

Influx of Anti-Bulgarian Rhetoric by the Macedonian Elite

Accusations against Bulgaria of provocation and calls for the suspension of the Good Neighborly Relations Agreement were voiced by Macedonian politicians and members of the public after the visit of Vice President Iliana Yotova and Prime Minister Kiril Petkov to Bitola last week, BGNES reported.