Bulgaria requires guarantees over Macedonia’s EU accession


Bulgaria requires guarantees over the European Union’s enlargement in North Macedonia, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Portuguese counterpart Marcelo de Sousa, MIA reports from Sofia.

“The most important task is to restore dialogue between Sofia and Skopje at all levels,” Radev said.

He stressed that the Portuguese EU Presidency and Portugal’s President Marcelo de Sousa can assist in finding a constructive approach.

“The approach must be based on respect for positions and issues of the countries in question. Based on this approach, I see prospects for resuming dialogue, developing signs, appropriate documents and relations at all levels, which will provide us with guarantee that the enlargement process will be efficient, stable and irreversible,” Radev noted.

Regarding whether Skopje meets conditions, the Bulgarian President stressed that there’s a whole list of formal conditions.

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