Zaharieva: Blockade for Macedonia until Hate Speech towards Bulgaria is Gone

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ektareina Zaharieva said in an interview for a Bulgarian news web portal that official Sofia will continue to block the integration of Macedonia in the EU until complete elimination of the different forms of hate speech towards Bulgaria. “Bulgaria is concerned, because North Macedonia stopped respecting and sticking to the Good-neighbourliness Agreement right after the country’s accession in NATO. Bulgaria has nothing against these people naming their country or language however they want, but that should be based on true facts, not false interpretations of history. For example, people in Argentina and Chile speak Spanish language, but that does not make them less Argentinian or Chilean. Bulgaria and North Macedonia should follow this example,” Zaharieva said.