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MEP heads a protest against a possible lifting of Bulgaria’s veto on the start of EU accession talks with North Macedonia

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VMRO party temporarily blocked traffic at the Kresna Gorge to protest against “Premier Kiril Petkov's actions regarding North Macedonia

MEP Angel Dzhambazki launched indefinite protests including sudden traffic blockades to warn the Bulgarian government that VMRO does not back down over the Framework Position and the parliamentary declaration on North Macedonia’s EU membership. 

VMRO accuses Premier Petkov of “holding semi-secret meetings with the EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi, meanwhile claiming that Bulgaria has not pledged a date for lifting the veto on the start of the EU-North Macedonia accession negotiations”. On the occasion of Kiril Petkov’s request to President Radev to convene the Consultative Council on National Security on North Macedonia, VMRO stated that this was a sign that commitments were already made in this direction.

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