Bulgarian Foreign Minsiter Nikolay Mladenov has reiterated Sofia’s support for EU enlargement in the Balkans, after earlier on Wednesday President Plevneliev and Prime Minister Borisov set conditions on Macedonia’s EU accession in talks to Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele.

“When we were an EU candidate country, we gradually resolved key issues in relations with our neighbours that had been a burden for years. We are certain that the way that our neighbours in the Balkans, including Macedonia, must walk involves solving this kind of issues and identifying measures that improve trust between countries,” Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister stated Wednesday afternoon at a joint news conference with European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Stefan Fuele.