MACEDONIA/BULGARIA – On the Macedonian-Bulgarian dispute and historical revisionism (Katerina Kolozova, Al Jazeera)

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 to change its name and lately to change how it defines its official language and historiography.