President Pendarovski Comments on Skopje-Sofia Issue and EU Road

“I cannot explain to the average Macedonian voter or citizen how it’s important for entering the EU — an organisation established in 1957, in the 20th century — what ethnicity Goce Delcev was or some other foundational hero, like Tsar Samuel ten centuries ago,” President Stevo Pendarovski told Euronews. It is added in the text that though Pendarovski “still believes that Petkov and Kovachevski can solve the impasse, as ‘young people coming outside of the political mainstream [who] speak a different language’,” he is worried that the EU’s role as a problem-solver in the dispute might have taken a hit.