Podcast in English
Text size
Bulgarian National Radio © 2023 All Rights Reserved

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry: Clashes in Skopje over the French proposal are worrying

Protests in Skopje
Photo: EPA/BGNES

Bulgaria's outgoing foreign minister, Teodora Genchovska, has described as worrying the clashes and protests in Skopje because of the French proposal to start the EU membership negotiations for North Macedonia.

"Let's give them the opportunity to really explain to their society what this package really consists of. The Bulgarian position is clear - we strictly adhere to the decision of the National Assembly," she added.
Another night of protests in Skopje turned tense last night after around 30 hooded demonstrators began throwing bombs and hard objects at the parliament building and police. 47 police officers were injured and 11 protesters were detained. 

The parliament of North Macedonia must rule on the French-proposed compromise by the end of the week.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Metropolitan Naum calls on Patriarch Neophyte to order opening of the Russian Church in Sofia

“The Russian Church of St. Nicholas is Bulgarian property, it has not been consecrated by Russian clergy and cannot be closed by the Russian state or by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church." Metropolitan Naum of Ruse..

published on 9/24/23 10:38 AM

Bulgarians in New York celebrated Day of Independence together with FM Gabriel

The Consulate General of Bulgaria in New York hosted an emotional Bulgarian evening. On the occasion of Bulgaria’s Independence Day, dozens of Bulgarians and their families met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign..

published on 9/24/23 9:50 AM

Hot weather expected in Bulgaria on Sunday

On Sunday, short-term rain with thunder will fall in places over Western Bulgaria , and hail is also possible in the northwestern regions. It will be mostly sunny over the eastern half of the country.  The minimum temperatures will be between 15°C and..

published on 9/23/23 6:35 PM