Bulgaria had the opportunity to veto the talks between North Macedonia and the EU if it wanted to do so. However, this country did not do it. Moreover, it is working towards our EU accession, North Macedonia's former Premier and leader of the Social Democratic Union Zoran Zaev said in a TV interview.
Relations between Bulgaria and North Macedonia have taken a turn for the worse over the last few months. At the heart of the worsening bilateral relations is a dispute over the Macedonian language, as well as interpretation of key figures and events from the joint recent past of the two countries.