2020-11-03 18:57:00

Head of State Rumen Radev Held a Telephone Call with his German Counterpart President Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Head of State Rumen Radev held a telephone call with his German counterpart the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The Bulgarian President congratulated his German counterpart on the priorities of the German presidency of the Council of the EU, directed at promoting fair social changes in the economy, society and the labor market and offering support to the industry and the SMEs in conditions of crisis.

The two shared the stance that the Western Balkan countries’ European prospects and those of the Republic of North Macedonia are of key importance for strengthening the stability and are an important sign of the development of the whole region. To this end, a long-lasting and sustainable progress of the Republic of North Macedonia is necessary in establishing good-neighborly relations with Bulgaria, President Radev said. The Head of State noted that our country expects clear legally binding guarantees that the unity of the Bulgarian nation and our cultural and historical heritage, as key elements of our national identity, will never be called into question by external factors.

Bulgaria is a responsible EU member state and will not allow unresolved bilateral problems undermine the unity of the Union, Rumen Radev further said. In the President’s opinion, the most appropriate option to avoid such a situation is to ensure that chapter 35 of the Negotiating Framework for the Republic of North Macedonia’s EU accession incorporates the National Framework Position, unanimously adopted by the National Assembly a year ago, with clear-cut criteria and time limits, which should be met throughout the negotiation process. If such a decision is impossible, our country will work to reach a bilateral agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia, in which all bilateral issues will be resolved in the spirit of friendship and good-neighborly relations.


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Both sides shared the assessment of the large community of four hundred thousand Bulgarian citizens living and working in Germany but remaining closely tied with their homeland as a real factor in the transfer of new knowledge, skills and models for the development of the business environment in Bulgaria.

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Decisive actions are necessary to dismantle the model of governance rejected by voters, President Rumen Radev underlined in his address to the people and the National Assembly

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Increasing the competitiveness of the Bulgarian economy depends on employing the scientific, educational, and human potential of our country. In this respect, Bulgaria relies on the international expertise and technical support of the World Bank, stated President Rumen Radev during his first meeting with Mr. Fabrizio Zarcone, the World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, held at the Presidency.

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The power of the European Union lies not only in the free movement of people, goods, services and capital, but mostly in the free exchange of ideas, spirituality and culture. I hope the State leadership of the Republic of North Macedonia, which so energetically demonstrates its aspiration for accession to the European Union will be led by the founding principles of the Community and will be ever more open and tolerant to our common historical and cultural heritage, stated President Rumen Radev at a meeting today at the Presidency with Viktor Stoyanov, creator of the Send a Bulgarian Book to Macedonia civil initiative.