There is anything in Bulgaria, but Bulgarians September 7, 2012Posted by Yilan in Bulgaria, Human rights abuses.
Tags: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Todor Petkov
“There is anything in Bulgaria, but Bulgarians. In Bulgaria there is no Macedonian minority, because Macedonians are a majority,” reads an article of the chairman of the non-governmental organization World Macedonian Congress Todor Petkov, the Macedonian newspaper Vecer writes.
According to the newspaper this was a response to Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovachev, who said there were no Macedonians in Bulgaria.
“Bulgaria is like Yugoslavia. If you divide it into Macedonia, Moesia and Thrace – there is no Bulgaria. Nothing remains from Bulgaria. Sofia’s problem is not Macedonians, but the processes of emigration – Roma and Turks become a majority. That’s why Sofia needs Macedonians and Macedonia to maintain an ethnic balance in the time and space,” writes Petrov.
According to him when Bulgaria joined the EU, about 2 million Bulgarians left the country, mostly young and educated people, and the epilogue was “a nation that ages catastrophically fast.”