Bulgaria retains its position on North Macedonia

The issue of starting EU accession talks for North Macedonia and Albania is being discussed at the EU's General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, which began on 22 June.

According to an informed source, no change is expected in Bulgaria's position regarding its veto on North Macedonia. Sofia remains of the position that there is no progress in the former Yugoslav republic in the full implementation of the 2017 good neighborly relations agreement, BNR correspondent reported from Brussels.

As early as June 16, before Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's visit to Sofia, Bulgarian caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev said Bulgaria's position remained unchanged. /BGNES