Macedonian media about Bulgaria: Brussels air calms down Boyko Borisov

MACEDONIA

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assumed a calmer tone after his first statement about the tragedy in Ohrid, Macedonian Dnevnik daily writes on Friday.

“We have wonderful relations with your prime minster. Yesterday, your foreign minister, together his Bulgarian counterpart, attended the ceremony of paying last respect to the victims. The 15 Bulgarian tourists died because of carelessness.

This I cannot hide. I hope my words have not insulted you”, Borisov said before Macedonian journalists in Brussels.“If it was the other way round – if 15 Macedonian tourists had died in Bulgaria, then you would have reacted sharper than I did”, the Bulgarian prime minister remarked.

“I wish to express our gratitude to your president and prime minister and everyone who assisted and made it possible to return the Bulgarian tourists back to Bulgaria”, Borisov said and added he hoped to visit Macedonia soon.

Inpress online edition also comments on Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov’s statement, saying that it seems as if the air in Brussels has calmed down the Bulgarian PM.

Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov corrected his evaluation about the tragedy in Ohrid, which according to his latest definition did not come as a result of nuisance but of carelessness, Utrinski Vesnik newspaper writes.
Willing to repair the damage of his undiplomatic statement, Borisov went further, saying that Bulgaria is one of Macedonia’s best friends and that relations with Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski are not bad but even perfect, the newspaper comments.

“We have wonderful relations with your prime minster. Yesterday, your foreign minister, together his Bulgarian counterpart, attended the ceremony of paying last respect to the victims. The 15 Bulgarian tourists died because of carelessness. This I cannot hide. I hope my words have not insulted you”, Borisov said.

Bulgarian PM. Borisov passed the ball to Macedonia, A1 television reports. The media cites Borisov, who said that if Macedonia were Bulgaria, it would have reacted much sharper.

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