In a further step towards opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia, a joint commission of historians from Sofia and Skopje reached a compromise on how to label historical figures from the common history, as well as to celebrate them jointly. The bilateral agreement of 2017 set up the joint historical commission to sort out disputes concerning history. They say that claims in 6th-grade textbooks in North Macedonia about continuity between ancient Macedonia and the modern Macedonian state contain historical anachronism. “The proposals for institutional continuity between the mission of the Apostle Paul and the medieval church structures that existed in today’s territory of the Republic of North Macedonia are unfounded. Also, it is agreed that in 893, “by order of the Bulgarian king Simeon, he (Clement of Ohrid) was ordained bishop of Veles.
Source: The North Africa Journal August 16, 2022 06:47 UTC