Politico: EU reaches “compromise” over Bulgaria’s demands toward North Macedonia

Politico: EU reaches “compromise” over Bulgaria’s demands toward North Macedonia

Citing sources by a senior EU diplomat, today, Politico reported that at yesterday’s meeting of the EU ambassadors in Brussels, a compromise was reportedly reached for the launching of the first intergovernmental conference between the European Union and North Macedonia, with Bulgaria agreeing to this “compromise”.

According to Politico, in the compromise reached, Bulgaria will recognize the Macedonian language and Macedonian identity, in exchange for North Macedonia recognizing the “historical truth” as defined by Sofia, as well as acknowledging that there are Bulgarian bases upon which any Macedonian identity and official language have been consolidated.

If this actually constitutes a “compromise”, it implies that most of the Bulgarian demands have been accepted. The burning question remains whether North Macedonia is willing to accept the “historical truth” presented by Sofia, following the rather negative reactions recorded by its citizens on the matter. /ibna