Adoption of EU values crucial for FYROM’s accession according to Bulgarian Foreign Minister

Sofia. „FYROM is working against its own interests while at the same time it needs support in order to become an EU member. A day will come when it will seek this help from us,” said Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov commenting on the issue of the Bulgarian ambassador to Skopje being attacked by an organised group of hooligans on Friday while on his way to lay flowers on Gotse Delchev’s grave there on occasion of the 109th anniversary since the death of the revolutionary.

Bulgaria has expressed indignation to the FYROM ambassador and is awaiting a response from the FYROM government, the Monitor daily informs.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nikolay Mladenov said Bulgaria was awaiting a response from FYROM’s authorities on the actions that would be undertaken to prevent such unfortunate events in the future. Both him and the President Rossen Plevneliev defined the accident as “inadmissible” and in controversy with EU principles.

Securing the smooth marking of historical events was a sign of the adoption of EU values and the desire to develop good relations between neighbouring countries in the region which were crucial conditions for EU accession, Mr. Mladenov commented.


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