Historian Gjorgjiev resigned from the historical commission: Zaev puts pressure on the sale of identity between the two election rounds!

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Guided by professional integrity and personal principles, I inform the Macedonian public that from today, 22.10.2021, I leave the work in the Joint multidisciplinary expert commission for historical and educational issues between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria, this is stated today in a press release by the historian Vancho Gjorgjiev.

The decision is motivated by the following circumstances:

  1. Recently, there have been open attempts for political influence on the work of the Commission, which culminated during the first working day (October 21, 2021) at the XV regular meeting through direct interference in the professional work by a senior official at the Ministry of foreign affairs;
  2. In such circumstances, under the influence of the double leadership in the Macedonian part of the Commission, the established principles for consensual decision-making on all issues were deviated from; whereby the agreement reached at the coordination meeting on 20.10.2021 was not respected;
  3. I emphasize that the draft-ideas prepared and exchanged, adopted and exchanged yesterday by the Macedonian part of the Commission for recommendations for textbooks for VII grade for Macedonian textbooks, are without my consent;
  4. The views demonstrated at the last meeting by the other members of the Macedonian part of the Commission, are not only contrary to the Resolution adopted on July 29, 2021 by the Macedonian Parliament, which establishes the red lines in the negotiations between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Bulgaria, but and with the Macedonian national interests;
  5. I encourage the members of the Commission who have occasionally shared similar views and values ​​with me, “not to hold your tongue”, he said in a statement to the public.