Skopje condemns threat from fellow Nato member, which follows Bulgarian warnings it may block the start of North Macedonia’s EU accession talks over unresolved historical issues.
Pledge made at virtual summit as Washington seeks to counter Chinese influence in Central and Southeast Europe.
Bulgarian officials say Sofia will block the first intergovernmental conference for North Macedonia's EU accession negotiations if no agreement is reached on the controversial historical issues between the two countries.
LIBE committee concerned about the “significant deterioration of respect for the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in Bulgaria.
The EU’s credibility was on the line as delegates met on October 1 in Brussels for a two-day summit to discuss a slew of headaches plaguing the Union.
The sector, which is a major contributor to the economy, was severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.