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Old 12-08-2018, 02:35 PM   #1
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Another Agreement in Jeopardy?

Here is what Krasimir Karakachanov (Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister) posted on his Facebook profile today:


Mr. Zaev, do not abuse the subject of Macedonian language. This could cost you membership in the EU and NATO!

Compromises with the history of Bulgaria we will not allow.

We are witnessing another provocative statement by Zoran Zaev before the Macedonian parliament, in which he conjures up the suggestion that the treaty with Greece, known as the Prespa Treaty, identifies the existence of Macedonian language and that no one has the right to contradict it.

As the leader of VMRO-BND and Deputy Prime Minister of National Security, I strongly oppose this statement. The reading of an intergovernmental treaty can only be based on the rights and obligations that it gives rise to. In this case, the document does not give rise to the rights attributed artificially by Zaev, namely the Macedonian language, which is not recognized by anyone as an official language, to be considered as legitimate in the whole of Northern Macedonia.

Northern Macedonia is a geographical name that includes current lands from Bulgaria. Mr. Zaev, with this breadth tomorrow, can ask also, for a completely identical Bulgarian dialect to be studied as an "official foreign language" in Bulgaria too. This is unacceptable. This is a provocation.

Parallel to this manipulation, I would like to emphasize that the work of the Bulgarian-Macedonian Committee on Historical Issues goes in a direction that is definitely not in favor of the historical truth. It is quite right and in the interest of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva noted that she does not see any progress in her work. Those of people like Litovsky and Karov, imposed by Macedonia, are in opposition to reality. Even more disturbing is the fact that a year and a half after the signing of the Neighborhood Treaty between Bulgaria and Macedonia, we have been given a list of textbooks from the Macedonian side, which allegedly contain "nationalist", "authoritarian " etc. suggestions that, along with making requests to Macedonia as "the unspoiled Bulgarian lands," were against the interests of Macedonian society. The biggest encroachment on the Skopje side is the assault on the stories of Khan Kubrat, Tsar Samuil, the Miladinov Brothers, and so on, which are claimed to be historical.

I firmly will not allow such aggressive and blatant behavior on the part of the Macedonian representatives, and I am increasingly convinced that in this form, especially with the rough manipulations imposed by the defendant, the Commission in question will not defend the Bulgarian interests.

That is why I want to emphasize again that the Macedonian lands are Bulgarian and this is a historical fact. From the Liberation until 1944, unending battles took place on all fronts, diplomatic and military, precisely because they were proven Bulgarian territories. The conspiracies of the Comintern finally divide them from our land, leaving one nation on the territory of two states. A careful reading of Balkan history points to that. That is exactly what makes me, as historian and chairman of VMRO-BND, to believe that the current work of the Commission and the claims of its Macedonian members want to validate a fake historical version. This is unacceptable.

I do not owe political honesty to anyone because Macedonia is my cause. That is why I declare formally that I will not accept people with vague views and, with a reader of history, to sneak into NATO and the EU on the back and at the expense of Bulgaria and historical justice, even less by introducing the Macedonian language behind.

Moreover, I stress once again that if even a single untrue historical fact is allowed, if even one historical fact is replaced, I will ask for the firm position on the part of the state, Macedonia's bid for NATO and the EU not to be supported. This is our right. The current government, in the face of GERB and United Patriots, has proved its firmness and consistency in defending the Bulgarian interest, and for me the replacement of history to the detriment of Bulgaria is an attack on our country. This is a grossly overpowering 1300-year-old memory of our Homeland, and the memory of our ancestors who gave their lives for freedom, including the territories of today's Macedonia.

That is why as President of VMRO-BND and Deputy Prime Minister for Public Order and Security, I will ask that if the Commission does not come up with a clear and categorical view that the history of today's Macedonia is common to that of the Republic of Bulgaria until 1944, an Annex to the Neighborhood Treaty be added, in which official authorities on the other side of the border recognize this. If they refuse - they will not get our support for NATO and the EU.

Compromise of history will not be allowed!
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:44 PM   #2
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what a looser, Bulgarians arent even from Europe their just a bunch of tatars who fallowed migration patterns and found themsevels in the balkans, he has no claim to Macedonia and is just trying to take advantage of macedonia cause its a good opportunity for the Bulgarians cause macedonian government are in shambles.

also: https://youtu.be/YLGZxYhAOWM

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Old 12-08-2018, 06:29 PM   #3
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:52 PM   #4
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Maybe Karakachanov is saying all this to divert attention from something else that's going on. Macedonia is always a safe card to play for any Bulgarian ultra-nationalist.

Whistleblower agrees to publish documents on Bulgaria passport-for-cash scheme

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https://www.euractiv.com/section/jus...r-cash-scheme/

Nov 29, 2018

Bulgarian whistleblower Katya Mateva agreed on Thursday (29 November) to have a bundle of documents she gave to EURACTIV published to substantiate claims of a massive scheme of illegal sale of Bulgarian passports to foreigners, involving high-level officials.

Speaking to EURACTIV earlier this week, Mateva named Deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov, the former Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva (now foreign minister) and MEP Andrey Kovatchev (from Boyko Borissov’s GERB party) as the most senior people involved in the scam that has enabled thousands of foreigners to obtain Bulgarian passports for cash, and with them visa-free travel across the EU.

Zaharieva and Kovatchev have both “categorically” rejected all allegations of wrongdoing after the article was published. They have asked for it to be retracted unless the documents alleging their role in the scheme are published. EURACTIV’S request for a comment from Karakachanov has not been answered.

Among the many documents in its possession, EURACTIV chose to publish the “Explanations” Mateva has given to the State Agency for National Security (DANS), in which the names of Karakachanov, Zaharieva and Kovachev appear. The names of minor actors have been redacted.

The report of the State Agency for Foreign Intelligence for 2016, which was originally made public but has since been unpublished, says on page 5 that the illegal schemes for obtaining Bulgarian citizenship represent “a threat for the state security”.

Several sources have told EURACTIV that the ‘cash-for-passports’ affair re-surfaced only after US law enforcement officers arrested several Albanians suspected of terrorism, holding genuine Bulgarian passports.

US authorities reportedly asked for explanations, which prompted prosecutors to start investigating the State Agency for Bulgarians abroad one month ago.

Last year the former chief of Macedonian intelligence, Goran Grujovski, and his aide Nikola Boshkoski were arrested in Greece. They were sought in their country for their alleged involvement in the country’s illegal wiretapping scandal. Grujovski and Boshkoski tried to leave Greece with real Bulgarian passports issued under fake names: Hristo Atanasov and Nedjbi Hassan.

Petar Boyadjiev, a former Bulgarian dissident living in France, told this website that he has been aware of the scam and of its dangerous consequences for three years, and that the French authorities were very concerned, as their interests were also at stake.

Boyadjiev said he had warned Kovatchev early on that what he was doing to unblock the applications for passports was illegal, and that he had also informed national security agency DANS about it.

“I want to state that Kovatchev organised [the meeting that unlocked the blocked dossiers] at the request of Karakachanov”, Boyadjiev said.

Regarding Zaharieva’s role, he said she had entered Karakachanov’s orbit as minister of justice. In his words, when Zaharieva was pushing for legislative reforms, Karakachanov said: “I will support you if you kick out Mateva [the whistleblower]”.

Boyadjiev said the authorities in Sofia were panicking because the recent publications were a “tsunami” and a “tornado” they could not stop.

He said the Bulgarian prosecution had “tons of proof” about the scheme which should come to light sooner rather than later.

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Who is the controversial Krassimir Karakachanov: "The man who wants Bulgaria to extend from Sofia to Tokyo"

URL - article in Macedonian:
https://emagazin.mk/ko-e-kontroverzn...fi-a-do-tokio/

It is not the first time for Krassimir Karakachanov to deny the Macedonian language and claims that Macedonians are Bulgarians who speak a dialect of the Bulgarian language.

For several years now, he comes out with such statements from time to time, but the problem now is that Karakachanov is part of the ruling elite in Bulgaria and his remarks to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev about the "abuse" of the issue of the Macedonian language have a different dimension. Krassimir Donchev Karakachanov was born on March 29, 1965 in Rousse, Bulgaria and is the leader of the Bulgarian nationalist party VMRO-BND. On 4 May 2017 he was elected Minister of Defense in the Government of Bulgaria. After the Bulgarian authorities decided to open the files of politicians, it became clear that Karakachanov was an associate of the former communist Bulgarian state security service under the nickname Ivan.

According to some media outlets and connoisseurs of the political situation, this Bulgarian nationalist is involved in the activities of bulgarization through the agitation of a certain part of the Macedonian population in Albania and the denial of the existence of Macedonians in Albania, pretending to present them as Bulgarians. His policy is at all costs, using the most radical measures, to deny the existence of the Macedonians as an ethnic reality and displaying them as ethnic Bulgarians. Karakachanov's activities and actions are tolerated by the official authorities of Bulgaria. Otherwise, his party is currently at the heart of the big scandal with the issuance of Bulgarian passports.

Bulgarian media wrote that the main source of finance for his VMRO was the service of selling Bulgarian citizenship to Macedonians through two companies, one for translation, and the other a law firm. The independent MP in the Bulgarian parliament, Velizar Enchev, after the arrests in the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad asked the Bulgarian Defense Minister and the leader of VMRO to resign. Enchev claims that a Bulgarian passport was taken from 550 to 1500 euros. According to unofficial information on the ongoing arrests, it is a tariff list whose prices ranged up to 5,000 euros for issuing a certificate of Bulgarian origin. Karakachanov sharply denied the accusations mentioning his name. He argues that he has always defended the cause of ethnic Bulgarians from Macedonia, Moldova and Ukraine to obtain citizenship with a simplified procedure.

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Other Bulgarian politicians picking up on this burst of chauvinism:

Original article in Macedonian.

https://ako.mk/%d0%ba%d0%be%d0%b2%d0...f%d1%80%d0%bb/

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Bulgarian political representatives daily increase pressure on Macedonia and the Government to give up the historical past, especially from the period of World War II. After everyday insults and complaints addressed to our address by the Deputy Prime Minister, ultranationalist Krasimir Karakachanov, today, a blackmail message from the Bulgarian MEP Andrei Kovachev. He says:

"Macedonia should be in NATO!
The agreement with Bulgaria should be respected! Historical sources from the past epochs uniquely prove that the years before 1944 in the geographical area Macedonia the Bulgarian ethnic element was dominant and people are self-determined as Bulgarians! Tsar Samoil is the Bulgarian king of the Bulgarian kingdom! Grigor Prlichev is a Bulgarian! There is no space to maneuver, compromise or any other evil! The current self-determination as ethnic Macedonians on the part of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia is also a fact that should be respected, but we can not be allowed to mock our ancestors! "- Kovacev writes to FBiH.
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Color me shocked!

I mean who didn't see this coming.

Remember Vic when we talked about this months ago, The question is will there ever be a straw that breaks the camels back. Or while we make concession after concession until we have nothing left to concede.
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Ако Каракачанов веќе подолг период и е познат како политички акробат, кој ја користи секоја шанса да ја изврти нашата историја, денес за ТВ Европа, покажа и непознавање на добрососескиот договор помеѓу Македонија и Бугарија.

Имено тој изјави дека во договорот никаде нема дека го признаваат (Бугарската страна) таканаречениот македонски јазик, тоа е јазик продукт на коминтерната, притоа заборавајќи дека договорот е потпишан и на македонски јазик, што и е нотирано во последниот член од договорот.


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...while we make concession after concession until we have nothing left to concede.
While there's no push back from the Macedonian people, Zaev will interpret their inaction as approval to continue the sell off ...a 'whatever it takes' mentality to get Macedonia (or whatever the country is finally called) into NATO and the EU.

I open the news websites with dread each day wondering what else Zaev has given up...I'm sure the greeks and bulgars can't believe their luck...how much longer before the shiptari join the auction...?
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Color me shocked!

I mean who didn't see this coming.

Remember Vic when we talked about this months ago, The question is will there ever be a straw that breaks the camels back. Or while we make concession after concession until we have nothing left to concede.
Apparently, Zaev, Dimitrov, Sekerinska and Ivanov didn't see it coming.
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