The Bulgarian government has provided 500.000 levs (256.000 euros) for financing projects for Bulgarian communities in Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Moldavia including civic organizations in North Macedonia with Bulgarian orientation. The funds will be paid from the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affair’s budget for the year 2020, announced this ministry.

“This solution should help organizations to strengthen their structures, to create possibilities to expand their activities and for keeping the Bulgarian identity in the communities in foreign countries. It is a confirmation of the Bulgarian government’s policy for guaranteeing and accomplishment of the rights and the interests of Bulgarian communities abroad and at the same time obeying the local laws and the norms of international law” said the press release.

At the same time, the Bulgarian government is granting 34.372 levs (325.000) for 10 projects in North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Moldavia, Armenia and Vietnam as irrevocable financial aid.