Skopje.“Bulgaria adopted the Greek vocabulary,” the media in Skopje say
commenting on the interview of Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev for the Bulgarian National Television on Friday, in which he commented on the bilateral relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria.
“Plevneliev used Papoulias’ theses,” says Kanal5 TV
Bulgaria will observe Macedonia’s progress towards the EU under three parameters. President Rosen Plevneliev – with Greek terms about Macedonia, where his family descends from.
Plevneliev’s interview on BNT comes a day after Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called his counterpart not to solve the problems through the media but at meetings, Kanal5 comments.
Answering to a question in the interview, Plevneliev made criticism at the Skopje 2014 project and at “the falsification of history”.
On Friday, the famous bilateral Macedonian-Bulgarian meeting was held in the Bulgarian town of Kyustendil. The purpose of the meeting was to improve the relations between the two countries, Kanal5 says.
“Plevneliev: Skopje 2014 Project and antiquisation are provocative”, reads a title of an article in Libertasonline edition.
“Plevneliev shares same theses as Papoulias,” writes the online edition Republika.
President Plevneliev said the progress of Macedonia towards the EU accession will be observed and monitored according to three parameters, the article says further.
“Plevneliev: We blocked Macedonia to protect the EU,” reads the title of an article in the online editionEvesti.
Bulgaria did not impose a veto but pointed at the problems with Macedonia and the country cannot get a date for launching the EU accession talks until it solves them, Plevneliev was quoted as saying.
Bulgarian president, in an interview with BNT, confirmed that Bulgaria will be against setting a date for Macedonia to start the EU accession talks until the historical problems are solved.
“Declaring he does not have the Balkan politician syndrome Plevneliev, just like the Greek authorities, found some remarks about the Skopje 2014 Project,” the news edition writes.
“Plevneliev: Skopje 2014 is a provocation and we should protect our interests,” 24 Vesti reads.