Bulgarian MEP Slabakov: The membership of S. Macedonia would be a "tumor for the EU"

Andrej Slabakov / photo: Vassia Atanassova / Wikipedia

European parliamentarians this afternoon with 508 votes "for" and 56 "against" adopted the Progress Report on Northern Macedonia to the European Parliament rapporteur, the Bulgarian MEP Ilhan Kucuk, while adopting some of the controversial amendments.

Several MEPs from the Bulgarian nationalist VMRO-Bulgarian National Movement during the debate before the vote called Northern Macedonia "genocidal against the Bulgarians".

The MEP Andrej Slabakov even assessed that without the required Bulgarian changes, the membership of Northern Macedonia in the European Union is equal to a "tumor for the EU".

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