Bulgaria’s veto of accession negotiations with North Macedonia last November was a populist anachronism. Stability in the Balkans depends on the success of North Macedonian statehood. This in turn can only be guaranteed by European integration.
Professor of political philosophy at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia. He has authored eight books, among them Atlantis. Disintegration of Political Bodies (Sofia: Obsidian, 2017), which analyzes cases of state collapse or risks of disintegration. The Life of Empty Phrases. Critique of Political Metaphors was published by the New Bulgaria University Press in 2020.