Justice Ministry: We Weren’t Consulted over Bulgarian Club in Ohrid

The Justice Ministry reported that they have not received a request for voicing opinion over the opening of a civil association in Ohrid named after Bulgarian Tsar Boris III. The case came to public attention after the Jewish Community in North Macedonia reacted against this and the club in Bitola named after Ivan Mihailov. The Jewish Community accused the founders of these two associations of antisemitism, since both clubs are named after historical figures which are linked to the deportation of Jews from the territory of present-day North Macedonia to concentration camps during World War II. In meantime, the founders of the Tsar Boris III association came out with a reaction that they do not stand for antisemitism, that there is no historical evidence that Tsar Boris II has been Nazi or antisemite, and that they allegedly cooperate with other Jewish associations from abroad.