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Macedonia 01.11.22 | 17:12

Foreign Minister Osmani lied to the public when he said he removed the official responsible for the latest flag gaffe

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani misinformed the public when he said that he has removed the head of protocol who made the latest flag blunder. The Ministry became notorious for bringing out wrong flags – the Latvian flag when an Austrian official was visiting, now the Slovak flag instead of the Slovenian...

Macedonia 12.05.22 | 12:38

Dimitrov is pursuing his own, separate foreign policy, as he ramps up his rivalry with Bujar Osmani

Former Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov is conducting a series of international visits, that have raised the issue of whether his well known dispute with his successor Bujar Osmani will affect the tense negotiations with Bulgaria. Dimitrov was one of the key proponents of the policy of making unilateral...

Macedonia 21.03.22 | 10:50

Foreign Minister Osmani meets with EU counterparts to discuss Macedonia’s stalled EU accession

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani attends a morning meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels, to which he was invited by Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. The meeting will be focused on Macedonia, whose EU accession process remains stuck, currently due to the Bulgarian veto. Osmani will also address...

Macedonia 07.03.22 | 15:42

Osmani: Skopje will align its positions on Russia with the EU

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that the country will continue to align with the European Union in its position toward Russia, even after Russia designated Macedonia as an “unfriendly country”. I said that our position toward the Russian Federation, in light of its military aggression,...

Macedonia 25.02.22 | 13:46

Macedonian diplomats are trapped in Kiev

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that the Macedonian diplomatic mission remains, made of an Ambassador, a diplomat and two Macedonian citizens, remains in Kiev, in hiding from the air raids. They spend most of their day in the shelter. They could not go to their homes and sleep in the Embassy. We are...

Macedonia 18.02.22 | 14:49

Foreign Minister Osmani dismissed the declaration on Goce Delcev as “political hijacking”

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani dismissed the declaration VMRO-DPMNE proposed to protect the role of Goce Delcev in Macedonian history as “politicized hijacking of an important issue to score points”. Osmani, who is an ethnic Albanian, joined SDSM in their opposition to the declaration, which...

Macedonia 28.01.22 | 13:56

Osmani confirms that Bulgaria has demands aimed at the Macedonian language but insists that the Government is not negotiating on that issue

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed that Bulgaria is raising demands that are aimed at the Macedonian language, but insisted that the Government will not accept these demands. Osmani today spoke at the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament about the state of negotiations in the dispute...

Macedonia 12.01.22 | 14:14

Nikola Dimitrov blames the SDSM – DUI Government of preparing to accept most hardline Bulgarian demands

Zaev’s former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister for EU integration Nikola Dimitrov came out with a hard hitting press conference today, accusing the Government of being ready to accept the most hardline Bulgarian demands. Dimitrov, who signed the 2018 Prespa Treaty which gave away Macedonia’s...

Macedonia 28.11.21 | 15:36

Foreign Minister Osmani will contact the families of the bus disaster victims to prepare the return of the bodies

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani said that the bodies of the Macedonian citizens killed in the devastating bus accident in Bulgaria will be returned by the end of next week. Initial expectations were that they will be returned by Tuesday, after they have been identified using DNA samples from their...

Macedonia 26.11.21 | 17:58

Government will cover the cost and make arrangements for burial of the bus disaster victims

The Macedonian Government will cover the cost of transporting the bodies of the 45 passengers and drivers who were killed in the disastrous bus crash in Bulgaria, and of their burials. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is coordinating the efforts here and said that he met with a number of companies that...

Macedonia 17.10.21 | 20:51

DUI is counting on at least three wins in the first round

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani held a press conference for his DI party, and announced that they expect to win in the first round in the races in Lipkovo, Saraj and Plasnica. DUI is allied with SDSM and is facing a serious fight against the reinvigorated Albanian opposition parties AA and Alternative,...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 15:29

Bulgarian Minister Zaharieva says that the Macedonians are a “new national identity”

Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva added to the demands of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, that Macedonia must hurry with making the concessions Bulgaria wants before opening EU accession talks. Borisov urges Macedonia to make its concessions quickly At a joint meeting with...

Macedonia 30.09.20 | 18:48

Germany’s Maas says he supports opening of EU accession talks by the end of 2020, calls on Macedonia and Bulgaria to resolve bilateral issues

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that he supports the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia by the end of the year. In a video conference with Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, Maas said that the objections from Bulgaria are a billateral issue that is being resolved. Bulgaria demands...

Macedonia 19.08.20 | 13:52

Bujar Osmani expected to be named Foreign Minister

While the new members of the renewed SDSM – DUI coalition are still not being named, one change that was revealed by the DUI party is that they will take over the Foreign Affairs Ministry, currently held by Nikola Dimitrov for SDSM. The Koha newspaper is now reporting that DUI will have its official...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 22:43

Osmani: DUI is open to forming a coalition with either of the major parties

Bujar Osmani from DUI said that the party is open to forming a coalition with either of the main two parties – VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, and reminded the public that the Government is formed by whoever gets to 61 votes in Parliament – not which party won the elections. VMRO and SDSM are virtually...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 16:00

Government confirms that its top officials will have to go into self-isolation

The Government confirmed that some of its key officials – including interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski – will go into self-isolation. Spasovski, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce, aid effort coordinator Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Education Minister Arbr Ademi were all present...

Macedonia 16.04.20 | 14:17

Top Government officials Spasovski, Filipce and Osmani to self-isolate after meeting with the infected Mayor of Kumanovo

Top Government officials, including interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski, his deputy Bujar Osmani, Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce and Education Minister Arbr Ademi are expected to go into self-isolation after attending a meeting of the Kumanovo crisis committee on Wednesday. Today it was revealed...

Macedonia 14.03.20 | 11:20

DUI says it’s making 10.000 party activists available to help the elderly during the epidemic

DUI announced it will put 10.000 party activists available to help elderly people during the coronavirus epidemic. The party said that it will deploy its activists across Macedonia, and will set up a phone line where people in need can ask for their help. The move is linked with the party’s electoral...

Macedonia 01.03.20 | 22:24

DUI’s Bujar Osmani says that the SDSM-BESA coalition is an unprincipled attempt to save those two parties

DUI party official Bujar Osmani condemned the pre-election coalition formed between SDSM and BESA as “unprincipled”. Their electoral math is only focused sustaining those parties on the political scene. We focus on the votes of the citizens, and we will consider forming a coalition after...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 19:58

Osmani sees Zaev’s “operation broom” as a political show

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani continues with his rejection of Zoran Zaev’s request that the Government will have to be purged from its most corrupt and inept officials. According to Osmani, “the citizens only care whether the Government or the political party delivers results, the rest...

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