Demonstrations continued in Skopje against the agreement with Bulgaria

The demonstrations continued for the third consecutive day

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Demonstrations continued tonight for the third consecutive day, in front of the government building in Skopje, demanding the rejection by the government of the country of the proposal submitted by the French EU presidency until recently to resolve the differences between Skopje and Sofia.

A few thousand people took part in tonight's demonstration, who shouted slogans such as "Down with the government", "Bulgarians, fascists", "Never North, only Macedonia". Many of the demonstrators carried flags with the Vergina Sun. A small group of protesters breached the guardrails in front of the government building and threw stones, eggs and toilet paper at the police forces.

These rallies are supported by the largest opposition party, VMRO-DPMNE and other nationalist Slavic parties, which strongly oppose the "French" proposal, which they claim "favors Bulgarian demands that endanger history, language, identity and the country's cultural heritage".

In the meantime, as reported by the state news agency of North Macedonia, "MIA", the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, is expected to visit Skopje tomorrow, where he will hold talks with Skopje's political actors regarding the "French" proposal.

According to the agency, the purpose of Charles Michel's visit to Skopje is to express the EU's support for the "French" proposal, which is also an EU proposal, as well as to confirm the Union's commitment to the European perspective of Skopje.

Source: RES-EAP