North Macedonia: Former PM Bučkovski appointed Special Envoy for Bulgaria

North Macedonia: Former PM Bučkovski appointed Special Envoy for Bulgaria

Former Prime Minister and SDSM leader Vlado Bučkovski, who recently stressed the need for mutual understanding and the development of friendship between Skopje and Sofia, will henceforth be the North Macedonian government’s special envoy for Bulgaria. The decision was adopted by the government during today’s session.

Bučkovski is a professor of Roman Law at the Skopje Law School, but also holds a PhD from Bulgaria’s Uni BIT State University.

Bučkovski backed Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after his interview with the Bulgarian news agency BGNES, which provoked strong reactions from the public. In the past, he has given several interviews to the Bulgarian media, in which he stressed that the veto would have a negative impact on relations between the two countries and their peoples. He also believes that North Macedonia has no alternative but to join the EU. “Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is fighting for our European future in the spirit of European values,” Bučkovski said in an interview on the local channel. /ibna