Bulgaria and North Macedonia Signed the Protocol to the Good Neighbour Agreement
The foreign ministers of Bulgaria and North Macedonia signed the bilateral protocol to Art. 12 of the Treaty of Friendship, Good-Neighbourliness and Cooperation.
The document will form part of Skopje's negotiating framework for EU membership and contains measures for the history, hate speech and culture curricula.
The Macedonian Parliament accepted the French Proposal after fierce Debates
With 68 votes "in favor" and none "against" and in the absence of MPs from the main opposition party VMRO-DPMNE and the small "Levitsa" formation, the parliament adopted draft conclusions, with which the cabinet is given direction on what it can and cannot negotiates in the European integration process.
Week in Review: Summer Heat, Rising Political Temperatures
North Macedonia's Air Tractor firefighting plane. Photo by Zvonko Plavevski
High summer temperatures in South-East Europe traditionally go hand in hand with forest fires in the region. Last summer, as in many previous years, different corners of the region were devastated by drought and wildfires.
Von der Leyen in Skopje: The Macedonian Language and Identity are Recognized by the EU
North Macedonia must take a step forward towards the European Union, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the Macedonian parliament ahead of a meeting where lawmakers are debating the so-called "French proposal" to start EU negotiations.
Von der Leyen concluded her address to the Macedonian MPs with a quote from the late President Boris Trajkovski:
Bulgarian MFA with a Note to North Macedonia because of Anti-Bulgarian slogans on the Protests
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria sent a note today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia due to "numerous manifestations and slogans directed against Bulgaria".
The Ruling Party in North Macedonia supported the French Proposal
The Central Council of the ruling Social Democratic Union /SDSM/ in the Republic of North Macedonia unanimously supported the French proposal to start negotiations for the country's EU membership.
“Bulgaria and Macedonia. History and Politics” Enters all major World Libraries in English
The first part of the monograph "Bulgaria and Macedonia. History and Politics", which refutes the lies of Macedonian historians, has already been published in English, BGNES reported.
2022 Open Balkan: The Future belongs to the Peoples of the Balkans
The European Union's treats Western Balkans states as a wicked stepmother. While this has not significantly changed even after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it did trigger a fundamental debate on whether the EU wants at all to admit the remaining six Western Balkan countries (Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo) to full-fledged membership.
In North Macedonia’s Protest Wave, Right and Left Mingle
The rallies against acceptance of the French proposal for lifting Bulgaria's blockade on North Macedonia's EU talks draw on discontent felt across the political spectrum.
Dutch PM: If North Macedonia does not accept the French Proposal, Albania is Moving Forward Alone
"If North Macedonia does not accept the French proposal, Albania will continue alone on the path to European integration. I think that is only right, but I hope that this will not be necessary", said Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after his meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama yesterday.