Bulgarian expects confirmation Spaska Mitrova cannot be pardoned: deputy foreign minister

BULGARIA

Bulgaria has expected confirmation Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov cannot meet Spaska Mitrova’s mother request and pardon her daugther, deputy foreign minister Marin Raykov said.

“I am still waiting to see such letter has been received by her family. Of course, both we and the Bulgarian society will draw conclusions from this action. We are watching the case closely with anxiety and European tolerance over this type of practices in Macedonia among Bulgarian society has snapped,” Marin Raykov said.

The signal we have is that Macedonia has not enough political will to enforce European criteria in the filed of human rights over people with Bulgarian consciousness, he said further.

“What I can say is that we have asked whether it is possible to visit Spaska Mitrova and we have received no answer yet. Despite, we have been convinced we would be allowed to visit her two times per month,” he said further.

“Bulgaria will continue to use all possible means in the frames of its friendly dialogue with a country, which wish to start pre-accession talks and to access the EU, so to find a solution of the difficulties Macedonia has over the implementation of Copenhagen criteria, including those on human rights, he said.

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