What lurks behind Bulgaria’s “veto” on North Macedonia’s accession talks?

Bulgaria’s decision to block North Macedonian accession talks with the EU is being portrayed as a result of how the two neighbours view their history and language. A Friendship Treaty between the two is being used to raise tensions rather than alleviate them.

An official commemoration at the Grave of Goce Delchev, a disputed hero between Bulgaria and North Macedonia. © Pierre Crom
Artwork Local Globalism (2008) by North Macedonian artist Nada Prlja displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Skopje. © Pierre Crom
Skopje, North Macedonia: The night falls on Skopje. © PierreCrom

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