Macedonia must show that it is done bending its spine. There must be issues that are off the table and non-negotiable, says GROM leader Stevche Jakimovski.
“Bulgaria adopted a declaration about the period between 1941 and 1945, declaring it a glorious period, with no shame about their role in the fascist movement at the time. They consider the subsequent period until 1992 a dark period. And instead of apologizing, Bulgaria wants us to change our history. When I resisted the treaty with Bulgaria I warned that it will not resolve the Macedonian issue but actually opens it. It solves nothing, neither the language nor the identity. If we don’t show that we have a position of our own, Bulgaria will annex us,” said Jakimovski.