Bulgaria’s Veto on North Macedonia’s EU Talks: Legacy of Ethnic Cleansing of the 1990s Former Yugoslavia Type

The Prime Ministers of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev (L), and Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov (R), are seen here in Sofia on November 10, 2020, in a last-ditch effort to avoid the veto. Photo: Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers; Above: The two mass murderers who cleansed North Macedonia of ethnic Bulgarians in the 1940s, Tito and Stalin, are seen atop of the Lenin Mausoleum, reviewing the May Day parade on Red Square, 1945. Photo: Wikipedia
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

In a 1990s Bosnia- and Kosovo-style ethnic cleansing terror, communist Yugoslavia killed and displaced tens of thousands of Bulgarians in today’s North Macedonia in the 1940s. But there was no “international community” to intervene.


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Macron’s NATO Bashing, Global Cluelessness Could Throw Europe into Despair (written for The European Views*)

French President Emmanuel Macron’s deeds and words with respect to NATO, the EU, and the West seem to be growing ever more perplexing to the unbiased, well-meaning citizens of the West. Photo: Jens Stoltenberg on Twitter
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

If France’s President doesn’t know who Europe and the West’s enemies are, Europe and the West are in a very, very serious trouble.

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Looking behind France’s Shameful Veto on Albania, North Macedonia’s EU Accession Talks (written for The European Views*)

The EU integration prospects of the Western Balkans have been thrown in disarray by French President Emmanuel Macron, hopefully not as part of some sort of a nasty backstage deal among world powers. Map: EPP
(*This opinion / analytical article was written by Ivan Dikov for The European Views website.)

The rationale for Macron’s decision doesn’t make sense as purely “enlargement fatique”.

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