Offensive and vulgar chants against the European Union and Bulgaria were heard last night during the second protest in front of the Macedonian government building against the French proposal to start negotiations for the Republic of North Macedonia for EU membership.
"Bulgarian fascism is a European value", "EU, f*** your mother", "Lice", "Tatars", "Bulgarian fascists", "Europe supports supremacy". These were just some of the posters.
Bulgaria has refused to recognize the existence of a separate ethnic Macedonian nation and a separate Macedonian language. It argues that the ethnic Macedonians are a subgroup of the Bulgarian nation, and that the Macedonian language is a Bulgarian dialect.
Otherwise, Bulgaria is Macedonia's best friend, but not all Macedonians appreciate it yet.