Yorgos Christidis wrote an article for the web portal “European Western Balkans” on the deteriorating relations between Bulgaria and North Macedonia and specifically the chorus of voices in Bulgaria that are challenging the identity and language of Macedonians. Skopje, argued Christidis, will probably try to avoid a break-down of relations with Sofia and agree to the reconvening of the experts’ commission, given its vulnerable diplomatic position. Christidis proposed that Bulgarian decision-makers should reconsider the merits of the strategy that makes bilateral relations dependent upon the work of a commission of historians because such a strategy is risky and is producing tension in relations between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, threatening to undermine their future as well as North Macedonia’s European prospects, at the expense of regional stability and prosperity.

You can find the article in English here.