Skopje. For the initial trip in a few years, the low percentage of the union may reach a consensus to reaffirm a renewed commitment to enlargement. At previous summits – the one in Zagreb and the one in Sofia – only a European perspective was discussed. In this sense, there is a political signal at the moment, but what will be needed to protect people’s trust in order to interact with the fact that there really is a European future for your region, compared to good cities, is action. Probably the biggest turning point for the return of the road will be started before the accession negotiations with my country, Northern Macedonia and Albania, he said in an interview with BBCthe Deputy Prime Minister of our southwestern neighbor Nikola Dimitrov, assessing the EU-Western Balkans summit in Bardo near Kran.
Ask about the blockade from Bulgaria, Dimitrov said, if you ask about the language, it is a question of the south of the country, not another country.
“In 21st century Europe, what language do we speak, what is our mother tongue – for ethnic Macedonians in Northern Macedonia it is a Macedonian language, is the question for the people in the country. This is not a question of another country, it is not a question of an international organization. We are investing heavily in our relations with Bulgaria, which has signed the Neighborhood and Friendship Agreement, and in terms of what it says – we, the governments, will work with a view to the future to increase our interaction, Bulgaria will not help on the road to European integration, and on the issue of history, a historical commission has been set up to discuss those parts of our history that are with municipalities and connect the two peoples, the two countries, “Dimitrov said, adding that Bulgaria itself has created obstacles for Northern Macedonia. to look at her as a friend.
“It’s not friendly to question the language of your loved one. It is not very friendly that it is blocking something that is important for the people of Northern Macedonia – our European future. It’s really hard to keep calling them friends. The most natural condition at a disadvantage would be found to be the greatest or supporters. We are trying to convince that Bulgaria’s neighbors in this, because of the solution to this issue must be European.
If you ask, all other and other EU Member States, such as France or the Netherlands, fear that Northern Macedonia is not ready to join, if there is still much to be done to meet European criteria in areas such as law. , for example, Dimitrov said the EU is affected by a number of crises. “The question of these leaders is legitimate. Their question is: will these six new countries bring more problems or more solutions? The other perspective is that this is a region surrounded by Member States. We are in the same boat economically. Three quarters of trade in the region and Europe. Foreign direct investment received in the region, with pages in the EU. The migrant crisis along the Balkan route shows how important our region is for the security of Europe itself. So, if Europe is a house, and the Western Balkans with a room that is not part of the house rules, which is not included in the electrical system, water supply, air conditioning, etc., it is not good not only for the room itself, but and for the whole house, “Dimitrov explained.
Translation and editing: Teresa Gerova
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