Bulgaria should change nothing in its approach, since October we’ve said that if the 2017 Friendship Treaty is not respected we will opposing having the conference, Bulgaria’s Deputy PM and Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanovtold TV Evropa.
As reported by BGNES News Agency, he added that former Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov had done nothing to improve bilateral relations in the past three years.
“Bulgaria will not oppose holding the first inter-governmental conference (the opening of accession talks) but we will say that the time is still not right for it. T They think they can cover this up and hope that someone in Brussels will pressure Bulgaria and force us to back off. Obviously they don’t understand how the EU operates. They had three years to re-educate themselves. When someone is not ready to begin attending first grade, there are preparatory courses that he needs to take. I say this on behalf of the Government,” Karakachanov stated.