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Macedonia 24.01.23 | 13:42

The ball is in Osmani’s court: Will he ban Bulgarian nationalists from coming to Macedonia?

After President Stevo Pendarovski called on the Government to declare Bulgarian nationalist Angel Dzhambazhki as persona non grata in Macedonia, it is up to the Foreign Ministry to decide whether they will take the step. The Bulgarian member of the European Parliament, best known for making the Nazi...

Macedonia 22.01.23 | 21:18

Osmani stood silent during Milkov’s tirade about Macedonia

During his today’s visit to Sofia, Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani stood silently while the acting Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov launched into a tirade about Macedonia. Milkov spoke after he and Osmani, visited Hristijan Pendikov, Bulgarian activist from Ohrid who was badly...

Macedonia 22.01.23 | 12:16

Ohrid attack: Osmani shifts blame to Bulgarian nationalists, says he will not allow them to organize gatherings in Macedonia

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani stated his regret for the attack on Bulgarian activist Hristijan Pendikov, who was badly beaten in Ohrid. Osmani visited Pendikov in hospital in Sofia, where he is being treated, but also warned that Macedonia will close its borders for Bulgarian politicians who deny the...

Macedonia 28.10.22 | 18:54

Macedonians in Bulgaria react to Minister Osmani’s accusation: Not only is he not helping us, he is attacking those who do

The OMO Ilinden – Pirin organization that represents Macedonians in Bulgaria reacted strongly against the announcement from Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani that he will investigate the opening of their club in Blagoevgrad planned for Sunday. Macedonians in Bulgaria have struggled for decades to organize...

Macedonia 19.05.22 | 12:49

Levica: Foreign Minister Osmani left Macedonians in Bulgaria to fend for themselves

The Levica party accused Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani of sabotaging attempts by ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria to achieve their rights. Macedonia would support their efforts to win support before the Council of Europe and other international institutions, in cases where Bulgaria denies registration...

Macedonia 03.05.22 | 12:56

Osmani: It would be unfortunate if the flight Skopje – Sofia is canceled

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he would be regretful if the Bulgaria company Gullivair really stops its Skopje – Sofia flights, as was announced yesterday. The introduction of the direct line between the two capitals is a major part of the process to improve relations between the two countries,...

Macedonia 16.04.22 | 20:49

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani still pushes the Portuguese proposal to resolve the dispute with Bulgaria

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani was the only Government official to meet the Bulgarian delegation in Bitola today, during their controversial visit to open a cultural center named after a pro-fascist WW2 commander. Macedonia remains stuck in its accession talks, even as the June EU summit is quickly approaching,...

Macedonia 14.04.22 | 16:09

Osmani made a proposal to Bulgaria, will only publish it after it is accepted

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that a proposal was sent to Bulgaria to regulate all open issues that country currently has with Macedonia’s EU bid, and that it will be made public only after Bulgaria accepts it. Yes, there is one such document which we are prepared to accept. But until we...

Macedonia 07.04.22 | 19:01

Osmani will join the Foreign Ministers of Poland and Sweden for a meeting with Minister Kuleba on the Ukrainian border

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani will join his colleagues from Poland and Sweden, Zbigniew Rau and Ann Linde on a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on the Polish – Ukrainian border tomorrow. Macedonia is part of the rotating OSCE presidency. The Foreign Ministry said that the purpose...

Macedonia 03.04.22 | 19:19

Government has approved six candidates for ambassadors but won’t give their names yet

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed that the Government has selected six new ambassadors, but would not give names to the press during his briefing today. It was widely rumored that political cronies, like former Tetovo MayorTeuta Arifi (EU), Andrej Zernovski (Serbia) and Ljubomir Frkocski (UN) will...

Macedonia 03.04.22 | 15:12

Osmani blames unnamed “people and institutions” in Macedonia of working against his deal with Bulgaria, being in league with Russia

During a press briefing, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani alleged that unnamed people and institutions in Macedonia were making calls to Bulgaria to ask that no agreement is reached between the two countries. According to Osmani, the position was that Macedonia is facing early elections and any agreement...

Macedonia 03.04.22 | 13:36

Osmani: We already agreed to jointly honor historic figures with Bulgaria, the issue now is how to teach this in schools

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that a decision between Macedonia and Bulgaria to jointly honor medieval historic figures such as Tsar Samoil, saints Cyril and Methodius and St. Clement of Ohrid was made. It seems that this will be the focus of the discussions between Macedonian and Bulgarian historians...

Macedonia 04.03.22 | 19:36

FM Osmani believes that the Government is handling the economic crisis well

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told MIA that he believes the Government is handling the growing economic crisis and shortages well. Macedonia faced fuel lines yesterday evening, and many stores were partially empty as the end of a price freeze orded prompted retailers to pull products until new, higher...

Macedonia 05.02.22 | 22:06

Osmani: The Zaev – Borisov treaty prevents Macedonia from raising the Macedonian minority issue in Bulgaria

During a news briefing today, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani explained that Macedonia no longer has the right to support the rights and interests of ethnic Macedonians in Bulgaria and Greece. Osmani said that the case with Bulgaria is due to the Friendship Treaty signed by Zoran Zaev and Boyko Borisov...

Macedonia 05.02.22 | 13:47

Osmani: Four fifths of the talks with Bulgaria will be about the future

During a press briefing today, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that the bulk of the renewed negotiations with Bulgaria will be about the future, not the past. Prime Ministers Dimitar Kovacevski and Kiril Petkov agreed to set up four new commissions, that will negotiate infrastructure, economy, culture...

Macedonia 28.01.22 | 09:55

Foreign Minister Osmani will discuss the dispute with Bulgaria in the Parliament

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is expected to discuss the latest developments in the dispute with Bulgaria before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament today. The remarks will likely be closed to the public, and the opposition expects to hear answers from Osmani about what exactly...

Macedonia 27.01.22 | 14:35

Foreign Minister Osmani asked to testify on the state of negotiations with Bulgaria before the Parliament tomorrow

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament will meet tomorrow to discuss the growing dispute with Bulgaria. Committee Chairman Antonio Milososki called Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani to attend, and specifically to provide the written answers that Macedonia sent to a list of six demands...

Macedonia 07.01.22 | 17:48

Minister Osmani attended the NATO meeting on Ukraine

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani attended the emergency online meeting of the NATO council that was held to discuss the tensions with Russia. Osmani said that Macedonia fully supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and that he expects all disputes to be resolved peacefully. NATO blames...

Macedonia 03.01.22 | 18:36

Foreign Minister Osmani tries to push more changes to the law through Parliament as he attempts to handpick the team of diplomats in OSCE

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is pushing a new set of changes to the law on diplomats, all as part of his attempt to create an outsized mission in Vienna ahead of the Macedonian Presidency with OSCE in 2023. Osmani’s initial proposal was to introduce a completely arbitrary condition for sending...

Macedonia 29.12.21 | 15:11

A year ago Bulgaria made two unacceptable demands, Foreign Minister Osmani reveals

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani revealed that Bulgaria offered to lift its veto against Macedonia’s EU accession talks, if Macedonia accepts that the Macedonian language originates from the Bulgarian, and that the Macedonian nation stems from the period of liberation struggle against the Ottoman...

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