A meeting of the Bulgarian government’s national security council has been called for May 12 because of the escalation of tensions in Macedonia, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said.
The council will decide what action to take in relation to the events 60km from the Bulgarian border, in the town of Kumanovo in Bulgaria’s neighbouring country, where a prolonged gunbattle this past weekend resulted in the deaths of eight police and 14 members of a group that the government in Skopje calls “terrorists”. Thirty people are facing terrorism charges after the incident.
Bulgaria as a neighboring country and as a member of the EU must be part of solving the problems of Skopje, the government in Sofia has said.
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