MEPs reject amendment to North Macedonia report critical of Bulgaria

The MEPs rejected the amendment to the report on the Republic of North Macedonia, in which members of the Bulgarian government were accused of “provocative statements on historical issues” concerning Skopje.

At the same time amendments to the report were approved, stating that previous recommendations by the European Parliament concerning non-discrimination of people openly demonstrating their Bulgarian identity or origin have not been complied with and that it is still a problem for people in North Macedonia to openly state they have anything to do with Bulgaria. The second amendment insists on historical reconciliation based on our common Bulgarian history, as enshrined in the friendship and good neighbor agreement between the two countries. /BGNES