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We are in for a tumultuous, unproductive year in Bulgaria-North Macedonia relations, MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk says

Ilhan Kyuchyuk
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The overall condition of Hristiyan Pendikov is improving, the Military Medical Academy in Sofia has announced. The young man, who is secretary of the Bulgarian cultural club Tsar Boris III, is being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit after being beaten up in Ohrid in North Macedonia.

“A return to Bulgaria’s veto on Skopje’s European integration would be a huge mistake,” MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk who is rapporteur for North Macedonia at the European Parliament, said in an interview with the BNR.

“The veto had absolutely no impact on goodneighbour relations. Quite the opposite! Provocations of this kind started more or less out of the imposition of the veto itself. What happened to Hristiyan Pendikov is reprehensible and the European institutions demonstrated that,” Ilhan Kyuchyuk said, and added that the tension between the two countries was huge and unabating in many directions. “We are in for a tumultuous, unproductive year in bilateral relations,” Ilhan Kyuchyuk stated. 

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