Macedonia

Bulgaria Ready to Help North Macedonia with Vaccines

The Bulgarian government adopted a decision to explore the possibilities for providing COVID-19 vaccines for Western Balkan countries and the Eastern Partnership members.

This will happen after the Bulgarian needs are met, in compliance with the relevant countries' legislation and the terms of the preliminary agreements concluded between the EC and the manufacturers of medicines.

Bulgarian Diplomat: Russia Is Interested in Delaying N Macedonia's EU Accession

Expulsion of one diplomat does not mean reduction of their number. There will be a new military attache and new spies will be sent to Bulgaria, explained diplomat Milen Keremedchiev on Nova TV in connection with the Russian diplomat expelled from the country for espionage. There are two reasons why.

Czech Republic, Slovakia Block EU Conclusions on Importance of Northern Macedonia-Bulgaria agreement

The MIA news agency reports that Slovakia and the Czech Republic had objections to the conclusions of the European Council on enlargement, and spoke out in support of Macedonia which is being blocked by Bulgaria.

Angelina Banovic-Markovska – Literature Should Connect, Not Divide, Skopje and Sofia

Angelina Banovic-Markovska. Photo: personal archive

Not much reciprocity from Bulgaria

"It was quite natural," Banovic-Markovska said, to add Bulgarian literature to the corpus of South Slavic literature taught at the Philology Faculty in Skopje.

North Macedonia president blasts neighbor Bulgaria

North Macedonia's president on Wednesday said the country wouldn't compromise its identity and accommodate a demand from Bulgaria that has held up talks to join the European Union.

EU-member Bulgaria has blocked accession talks with North Macedonia and wants its neighbor to formally acknowledge that its language has Bulgarian roots.

EU prospects: Green light for Western Balkans, red for North Macedonia and Albania?

The annual conclusions of the EU Council on Enlargement, Stabilization and Association of the Western Balkans are on the agenda of the ambassadors of the member states who will discuss this issue in the afternoon.
The conclusions were previously blocked by Bulgaria, which primarily vetoed the negotiating framework for North Macedonia.

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