Zaev for Austrian “Standard”

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Standard” on the Bulgarian veto of North Macedonia’s EU accession talks and a possible way out of this situation, said that talks with the country’s neighbor continue and that, according to him, steps have been taken closer to a solution. “I think it is possible to achieve a move before Christmas, i.e. the Council of the EU on 22 December, because Bulgaria will then elect a new parliament on 14 November, and the second round of presidential elections will be held there a week later. Thus, they have more than a month to make a decision. The foreign ministers are working hard on that. We are trying to understand the position of Bulgaria and they are trying to understand our position,” said PM Zaev in an interview with Vienna-based Standard, according to a statement from the government’s press service.