Gerald Knaus, Chairman of the European Stability Initiative, reacted on Twitter to yesterday’s statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zakharieva that Macedonia should recognize that the Macedonian language and identity have Bulgarian roots.
“Imagine Germany insisting that „Austria acknowledges German roots“, threatening „tensions“ if it doesn‘t. Sweden doing this to Norway. Czechs telling this to Slovaks. Absurd? Yes. This is what Bulgaria is doing, demolishing credibility of EU Balkan policy”, Knaus said.