Thursday, February 21, 2013

  Picture: Утрински весник
Utrinski Vesnik, Macedonia: Borisov’s final flirt
21 February 2013FOCUS News Agency
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Skopje What has happened with the attempt to draw Macedonia and Bulgaria closer after Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s resignation, a few days after his visit to Skopje, writes the Macedonian Utrinski Vesnik daily.

The newspaper reads further that European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule welcomed the meeting between the Bulgarian prime minister and his Macedonian counterpart Nikola Gruevski, describing it as positive.

The surprising visit to the Macedonian capital was not noticed in Greece, writes the daily.
According to Greek analysts the visit could be an announcement about warming up Bulgarian-Macedonian relations.
Utrinski Vesnik notes that Borisov’s resignation after nationwide protests questions the success of the initiative to break the ice in the ties between Skopje and Sofia, although, given the current ratings of the political parties in Bulgaria, it is not impossible for the outgoing prime minister to regain his post and take part in the first intergovernmental meeting with Macedonia.

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