Kovatchev: Nothing Weird if Negotiations with Macedonia Start in 6 Months

It is not a big deal if Macedonia starts negotiations with the European Union after six months. Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev is again playing with the possibility of veto, pending a decision to hold the first Intergovernmental Conference in December. In an interview with Bulgarian TV Europe, Kovatchev is decisive – they must get guarantees that future generations will not learn falsified history, and Macedonia will not manipulate historical issues. “They say we are ready to sign an annex and say that we will not have territorial claims against them. It is extremely generous and kind, but it is categorically insufficient. When they are ready, when they are encouraged to overcome divisions and decades of falsifications and sowing hatred, directed by Tito’s Yugoslavia, they will be able to start negotiations,” Kovatchev said.