Mladenov turns down offer to lead UN mission in Libya

Bulgarian diplomat has taken the decision due to ‘personal and family reasons’, UN spokesperson says. Bulgarian diplomat Nickolay Mladenov has turned down an offer to lead the UN mission in conflict-stricken Libya, according to a UN spokesman. Mladenov told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday he would not take up the position of special envoy […]

On the Macedonian-Bulgarian dispute and historical revisionism

In 2004, North Macedonia was one of the first post-Yugoslav states to receive an accession candidate status with the European Union. But 16 years on, the country is yet to open direct talks with the EU. Over this decade and a half, Skopje has been presented with requirements that no other candidate state has: first […]