Can Bulgaria Make Macedonia’s EU and NATO Dreams Come True?
Old disputes between Sofia and Skopje have been put aside, as Bulgaria prepares to take over the Presidency of the EU in January 2018. However, old rivalries between the two countries, and Macedonia’s name war with Greece, might scupper Skopje’s wish to join the EU and NATO.In January 2018, Bulgaria will assume the EU’s rotating presidency for the first time since it became a member state in 2007. Due to the UK’s vote on Brexit, Bulgaria’s presidency has been brought forward by six months, and the European future of the Western Balkans is set to be one of Sofia’s priorities.With …read more
Source: Royal United Services Institute