PM Kovacevski and VMRO-DPMNE Remain Divided over Bulgaria Issue

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, a political struggle in a neighbouring country that is part of the EU and acts of populist-nationalist rhetoric cannot obstruct the integration of a country that has four consecutive positive reports for starting the first inter-governmental conference. As he said on Tuesday, the country has a clear goal when it comes to EU membership and has done a lot since 1991. “I have never mentioned a date,” the PM stressed. On the other hand, VMRO-DPMNE MP Dragan Kovacki said the same day that Bulgarian PM Kiril Petkov’s statement had confirmed Kovacevski had accepted for all of Bulgaria’s demands to be part of the framework for the EU.