Sunday, 4 June 2023
Osmani – Dacic: Cooperation in the region must be intensified
OSCE supports the Serbian reform processes, the fight against corruption, and the regional reconciliation, adding that dialogue is an efficient tool which can be seen in the example of Macedonia, the Macedonian Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Bujar Osmani said at a joint press conference...
Osmani to visit OSCE Mission in Moldova
OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO) and Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will pay February 13-14 a visit to the OSCE Mission in the Republic of Moldova, resuming the realization of priorities of the 2023 Macedonia Chairmanship. During the visit, CiO Osmani is set to meet with Moldovan President Maia Sandu, his...
It will cost us 5 million euros: Over 70 ministers to attend final conference of OSCE Chairpersonship
The OSCE Chairpersonship will conclude with the largest conference that has ever been organized in Macedonia. Over 70 ministers of foreign affairs will arrive in Skopje, from the foreign affairs departments of the US, Russia, all European countries and Asian countries, said Minister of Foreign Affairs...
Macedonia assumes Chairpersonship of OSCE
On January 1, the Republic of Macedonia is taking over the Chairpersonship of the OSCE – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is the world’s largest regional security organization with 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia. It is the conflict in Ukraine...
Center for Fundamental Rights: The OSCE Report is baseless, they don’t even know who Hungary’s president is
The OSCE election monitoring mission has released its interim report, which makes several baseless statements regarding the Hungarian electoral system, referencing sources that are either obscure or come from the leftist political opposition in Hungary. The report published Monday evening contains several...
Osmani in Stockholm: As future chair, Macedonia will work to preserve and promote the core values and principles of the OSCE
Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani addressed on Thursday the plenary session of the OSCE Ministerial Council, stressing the need for joint management of challenges within OSCE and beyond, including transnational terrorism, risks of arms trade, mass migration and humanitarian crises. As the future...
Foreign Minister Osmani tries to save face after the “Armenia Scandal” marred Macedonia’s future OSCE chairmanship
Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani announced that he is greatly increasing the size of Macedonia’s mission in OSCE – to unprecedented 15 diplomats – in an attempt to salvage Macedonia’s chairmanship of OSCE in 2023. What was supposed to be a major victory for the diplomacy was marred...
Armenia Scandal taints Macedonia’s chairmanship of OSCE
The Armenia Scandal hit Macedonia at the worst possible time, as the country is preparing to chair OSCE in 2023. Macedonia pushed hard for the opportunity, but seems completely unprepared for it, with just four diplomats in its Vienna mission. And one of the diplomats, deputy charge d’affaires...
Milososki invites EU and OSCE experts to examine the criminal cases the Zaev regime is pursuing against him
VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki invited EU and OSCE officials to examine the case the Zaev regime is pushing against him, as one of the many cases of political abuse of the judiciary. Milososki responded after it was announced that international observers will be summoned to inspect the high profile...
Macedonia to chair OSCE in 2023
Macedonia’s candidature to chair the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in 2023 was unanimously endorsed by the 56 member states taking part in the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting hosted by Tirana, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told a press conference on Friday. He stressed...
Macedonia submits candidature to chair OSCE in 2023
Macedonia has submitted its candidature to chair the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2023, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told a press conference on Saturday. He noted that the country has made great progress in recent years in terms of full respect for the common values...
OSCE will announce the initial findings of its small election monitoring mission
The small OSCE/ODIHR monitoring mission that was present for the inconclusive early general elections yesterday will hold a press conference to announce its findings. OSCE had nine members and 26 election day observers. A final report will be published within two months.
OSCE urges people to strictly adhere to health protocols during voting
A week before July 15 early parliamentary elections, Laima Andrikiene, head of the OSCE/ODIHR Special Election Assessment Mission (SEAM) in Macedonia, urged everyone to strictly adhere to the national health protocols during voting. Voting starts on Monday (July 13), which is less than a week, followed...
SDSM is running a nervous campaign and resorts to violence, Mickoski tells OSCE Ambassador Koja
The SDSM party is approaching the election campaign nervously and is lashing out against its political opponents, including with violence, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in a video call with the OSCE Ambassador to Macedonia Clemens Koja. Mickoski pointed to the bomb attack against a shop...
OSCE/ODIHR will monitor the elections with a skeleton crew of eight observers
OSCE/ODIHR presented their plan for monitoring the July 15 elections today, saying that they will have eight international observers, all of them based in Skopje. This bare bones crew will not do the usual widespread monitoring of voting on various polling stations. Instead, the team lead by Lithuanian...
Mickoski states his conditions for participating in elections
VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the opposition party stands by its two conditions for participating in elections – putting in place guarantees for public health and ensuring that a full OSCE/ODIHR monitoring mission is in place. Zoran Zaev wants to push murky elections through...
Zaev acknowledges that he wants elections without full OSCE monitoring
At Friday’s press conference regarding the election process he announced, SDSM leader Zoran Zaev, acknowledged that the OSCE would not send a full monitoring team. OSCE has said that they will send a team appropriate to the coronavirus crisis. We should not expect a full team, but a teams that...
Milososki: We have children, elderly relatives, and we must consider public health while preparing the elections
VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki said that the opposition party will continue to push for a consensual agreement on when elections should take place, especially given the high level of deaths and newly infected Covid-19 patients. The ruling SDSM party demands elections on June 21, which other parties...
OSCE has not given confirmation that it will monitor the elections, waits for the election date to be established
Another lie of Zaev and SDSM that the OSCE/ODIHR mission was ready to monitor the elections even in June has failed. The OSCE Office in Warsaw claims the opposite. They say they are waiting for the election date to be established and that their redeployment depends on travel restrictions and health-related...
Lives come first, Mickoski says during meeting with the OSCE election mission chief
VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with OSCE election observer mission chief Tana de Zulueta to discuss his proposal to postpone the elections scheduled for April 12 because of the coronavirus. Mickoski said that the reason for the proposal, which will be discussed by all major party leaders...
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