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3. By mutual agreement, the two sides hold joint celebrations of common events and historical figures, with the aim of strengthening their good neighbourly relations in the spirit of European values. The agreement aims to overcome these and other differences by forming a joint group of historians and other experts to reach consensus conclusions. The two neighbors signed their pioneering agreement exactly two years ago, on August 1, 2017. The symbolic date preceded August 2, which both countries celebrate as the date of the Ilinden Uprising of 1903. The agreement allows Frontex to conduct joint operations and send teams to border regions to combat illegal immigration, particularly in cases of sudden changes in migration flows and cross-border crime, and, where appropriate, to provide technical and operational assistance to national border forces. SOFIA – Bulgaria is the only country to block the signing of a border management agreement between Northern Macedonia and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex – reports EURACTIV. Frontex has already signed such agreements with Serbia, Montenegro and Albania. A similar agreement has been signed with Bosnia and Herzegovina, but has not yet been concluded. This treaty does not undermine the bilateral and multilateral agreements to which the parties are parties. “You just have to agree.
This case should no longer be delayed, as there is no reason to do so,” Borisov said. Zaev said that without the agreement and the goodwill that had to flow from it, his country would not have been able to sign the equally historic Prespa agreement with Greece later that year. However, the Bulgarian head of state said that the Joint History Commission, formed between the two countries as part of the pioneering agreement, was to reach an agreement by October and put an end to the fierce clashes of the past over the national identity of heroes jointly claimed, such as the revolutionary Gotse Delchev of the early 20th century. The issue of the “Macedonian language” did not prevent Sofia from signing various agreements with Skopje, which stipulate that “the agreement was signed in the official languages of Bulgaria and Macedonia”. (Georgi Gotev, EURACTIV.bg) 2. This contract may be amended by written appointment between the two parties. The amendments are agreed by diplomatic means and come into effect in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article. Bulgaria is the only country to block the signing of a major border management agreement between Northern Macedonia and the European border management agency Frontex, the obstacle being the way the neighbouring country designates its language, writes Dnevnik, partner of EURACTIV Bulgaria, citing a Commission spokesperson.