Macedonian Prime Minister DimitarKovachevski, in an interview for BBc’sHARDtalk political talk show, stressed that the country has achieved several key goals for the start of membership negotiations with the European Union.
“If you want to be a leader, you have to make tough decisions. In these negotiations we had several goals and we achieved them. First: pure Macedonian language in the EU. Second: pure Macedonian identity of the Macedonians and the beginning of negotiations with the EU, which happened on July 19.
In addition, historical issues should be outside the negotiating framework. And that is actually the agreement where they, the historians, will deal with the historical issues. We signed the first agreement with the EU, in which there is a pure Macedonian language, without footnotes, without explanations, and more importantly, in connection with the Frontex agreement, Greece and the Republic of Bulgaria approved an agreement in which there is a pure Macedonian language,” Kovachevski said.