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Commenting article: Bulgaria Demands Friendship Treaty from Macedonia, Vows EU Veto

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has demonstrated a harder stance with respect to relations with the Republic of Macedonia, indicating that Bulgaria could use its veto right in the EU with respect to the former's accession process, unless good-neighborliness is observed.

He believes that "Bulgaria's responsible position is not to keep quiet but to impose a veto in the course of the talks for Macedonia's EU accession while being as well-intentioned as possible", as cited by bTV on Wednesday.

"We will state the problem. It was addressed very clearly. Good-neighborliness as part of the criteria for membership so that we can be part of the same family. Because if we want to be part of the same European family, this means espousing its values. And of these supreme values is good-neighborliness in itself," Bulgaria's President elaborated.

mitsos - 23 Jan 2013 // 16:07:15

"During the 580s, Byzantine literature attests to the Slavs raiding Byzantine territories in the region of Macedonia, aided by Avars or Bulgars. Historical records document that in c.680 a group of Bulgars, Slavs led by a Bulgar called Kuber settled in the region of Bitola. and mixed with other south- slavs "the dragavites" as they were called by byzantines !The Slavic peoples that settled in the region of Macedonia accepted Christianity as their own religion around the 9th century, during the reign of Tsar Boris I of Bulgaria" in this way the slavomacedonian ethnogenesis has began in medieval era. For almost twelve centuries this south-slavic nation was akin to Bulgarian nation in culture , using a Bulgarian idiom as language. at the end of 19th century some Bulgarian conscience intellectuals in otoman Macedonia province used for the first time the regional macedonian identity as national identity!!! .This was a trick of Bulgarian Kingdom in order to build a second Bulgarian-origin state in Balkans with exodus to Aegean, after the oncoming dissolution of otoman empire but the Balkans wars in 1912-13 made a dramatic change in this idea , In the year 1945 "TITO re-invented the "macedonian" nation . He took the old "bulgarian idea" of k Misirkov -Pulevski and IMRO organization create a new state,a new nation and a new alphabet (de-bulgarization).......under yugoslavic federation , Today the paradox The ex-bulgarians of 19th century trasformed into ancient "macedonians" and Gotse Delchev from ,man with regional slav-macedonian identity with bulgarian nationality became a man ,same ethnicity with Aristotle and Alexander the great !!!! So the question is not if those slavs in vardarska valley have the right to be called macedonians or not but if the civilized world will let those nationalists in vardarska-FYROM to falsify the ancient and medieval history of the balkans ,or not !!!!

mattbg - 23 Jan 2013 // 22:35:55

i've never known anyone to "demand" friendship. surely it's something earned and given out of respect, and not something you are able to demand?

mitsos - 24 Jan 2013 // 13:39:38

the respect is obvious when you are trying to present slavic medieval manuscripts aka (bulgarian and Serbian) as "macedonian" when such language never existed in that era

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