The United States Department of State reported on Wednesday, commenting on the opening of the Bulgarian culture centre Vancho Mihailov in Bitola, that their support for the integration of North Macedonia in EU remains. “The United States have stated clearly that we strongly support the integration of North Macedonia in the EU,” they report from the Department of State. In meantime, from the European Commission (EC) they also commented on the events in Bitola from last Saturday. “We follow the developments closely, and we are aware that the opening of the Bulgarian culture centre named after a historical figure precepted as rather controversial by the public in North Macedonia provoked strong reactions among the citizens. Respect of the human dignity, rule of law and human rights are fundamental values of the EU. We hope Skopje and Sofia will soon resolve their bilateral disputes,” EC writes in their reaction.