The former Foreign Minister, Nikola Poposki stated that the previous Government while negotiating with Bulgaria, sought to achieve equality and reciprocity for all items in the agreement.

“At the level of the working groups, the text was given as a draft with five or six empty spaces. For each empty space, there were option for Macedonian and Bulgarian proposals, which differed. In the end, the idea for these spaces was to reach a compromise or perhaps to miss them out completely”, Poposki said in an interview with Press24.

According to Poposki, Sofia’s demands for a historical commission in the agreement, is to provide room for future blockades of Macedonia’s process for membership in the EU.

“It is likely that the purpose for a historical commission, is to help with the accession negotiations for EU membership. The ultimate solution is to make the historical commission grow into some kind of purgatory on the path to enlightenment. The sooner we are enlightened, EU membership will be closer”, said Poposki.