Bulgaria: ‘Explicit and visible’ commitment by EU needed for territorial integrity of Macedonia

An explicit and visible commitment by the European Union is needed to ensure the preservation of the territorial integrity of Macedonia, as well as civic and inter-ethnic peace, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev and Croatian foreign minister Vesna Pusić said.

In recent days, Bulgaria repeatedly has been underlining a key role for the EU in the troubled former Yugoslav republic, and did so again on May 26 when the Croatian foreign minister was in Sofia, meeting her counterpart, Bulgaria’s European policies minister, and the country’s head of state.

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov discussed Macedonia with Pusić, saying that Bulgaria’s position was that a clear and categorical commitment by the entire EU was needed in the process of Macedonia’s exit from the political crisis and throughout the transition period until the establishment of lasting political stability to to ensure the preservation of civil and inter-ethnic peace in Macedonia, as well as the territorial integrity of the country.

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