Bulgaria’s parliament votes to override North Macedonia veto

The Bulgarian parliament has voted in favor of lifting the veto against the start of EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia. On Friday, a majority of deputies voted in favor of a bill to this effect, although it also contained conditions. The Bulgarian government was charged with accepting the French EU presidency’s proposal to settle the dispute between the two neighboring countries. There were 170 votes in favor, 36 against, and 21 abstentions.

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