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Macedonia 31.03.21 | 19:57

Foreign Minister Osmani says relations between Macedonia and Bulgaria have hit an all time low

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani observed that Macedonia’s relations with Bulgaria have reached an all time low, after Bulgaria’s blockade of Macedonia’s EU accession talks and the daily exchange of angry comments, insults and accusations. Osmani blamed the coming elections in Bulgaria...

Macedonia 27.03.21 | 14:58

Foreign Minister Osmani avoids question about his preferential treatment of the Albanian diaspora during the census

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani was asked today about the focus of his department on registering ethnic Albanians in the census, while ethnic Macedonians in the diaspora largely boycott the process. Osmani and other ethnic Albanian officials in the Zaev regime are usign their time and their institutions...

Macedonia 18.03.21 | 23:19

Albanian members of the Macedonian Government are exclusively advancing Albanian national interests

Several top ethnic Albanian members of the Zaev regime are currently on foreign trips which are clearly meant to advance Albanian national interests, not those of the country as a whole. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is in Spain where he cited that the main topic of discussion with the Spanish interlocutors...

Macedonia 15.03.21 | 21:06

Osmani travels to Switzerland to help add as many of the emigrants to the census as possible

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani is in Switzerland tomorrow to urge diaspora members to register in the coming census. Osmani is from the DUI party which represents ethnic Albanians, and which insists on having as many Albanian members of the diaspora counted in the census. Switzerland has a large...

Macedonia 03.03.21 | 15:49

Osmani issues congratulations on the day Bulgaria celebrates its liberation from the Turks – and planned absorption of Macedonia

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani congratulated to Bulgaria on its national holiday even though it celebrates the creation of San Stefano Bulgaria in 1878 – which was meant to include Macedonia within its border. The Greater Bulgaria project was promoted by Russia at the time as a victorious Russia...

Macedonia 03.03.21 | 10:28

Osmani asks Bulgarians in Macedonia to register in the census so that their rights can be adequately protected

Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani rushed to defuse the latest issue in the growing dispute with Bulgaria, after the Ivan Mihajlov association of Bulgarians in Bitola protested that they are being discriminated. In response, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said that he instructed his intelligence...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 09:48

Lot of movement in the dispute with Bulgaria, but little is being shared with the public

While the Macedonian public was breathlessly watching the Saso Mijalkov drama, a lot of activity seems to be going on in the relations with Bulgaria. Several high level visits were exchanged in a week, the latest being the trip of Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani to Sofia. Zaev’s envoy to Bulgaria...

Macedonia 18.02.21 | 18:33

Serbian Foreign Minister dismisses claims of tug of war with Bulgaria over Macedonia

Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic dismissed claims that the country is in competition with Bulgaria over who will infuence Macedonia more. Selakovic met with his Macedonian counterpart Bujar Osmani in Belgrade today, days after Serbia donated nearly 5,000 Pfizer vaccines to Macedonia. We don’t...

Macedonia 05.02.21 | 22:09

Osmani claims that the differences with Bulgaria are smaller than they appear

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani said that he is satisfied with Bulgaria’s position that it will not request impose Macedonians’ right to self-determination. In an interview, Osmani tried to present the positions of the two countries as closer than they appear, after Bulgaria blocked...

Macedonia 01.02.21 | 19:20

Osmani says he will use the Foreign Ministry to help count emigrants during the census

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani announced today that he will place the resources of his department toward counting the number of non-resident Macedonian citizens. It is the most controversial element in the census law, which will count not only actual residents in Macedonia but also people who have left...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 10:31

Greece demands that private individuals and institutions begin using the imposed name “North Macedonia”

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias used the visit by Macedonian Minister Bujar Osmani to remind him that Macedonia needs to implement additional portions of the 2018 Prespa treaty, such as mandatory use of the imposed name “North Macedonia” by private persons and companies. Dendias said...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 09:30

Dimitrov and Osmani given an open-ended invitation to come to the Parliament and explain the annex they are negotiating with Bulgaria

VMRO member of Parliament Antonio Milososki, who heads the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Parliament, gave an open-ended invitation to the two main diplomatic Government officials to come and explain the latest twist in the dispute with Bulgaria. Through Bulgarian media it was revealed that the two...

Macedonia 05.01.21 | 21:30

Foreign Ministry gives up on the idea to allow dual citizens to be named as ambassadors

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani said that the Government is giving up on the proposal to allow dual citizens to serve as ambassadors. The idea faced strong opposition from the VMRO-DPMNE party. Osmani said that the proposal will be withdrawn, and replaced with a firm limit of having at least 75...

Macedonia 22.12.20 | 19:05

Bulgaria has not responded to the Buckovski non-paper

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani revealed that Bulgaria still hasn’t replied to the non-paper delivered by Macedonia’s envoy, former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski. The document was not published but it should contain guarantees from Macedonia that the country won’t lay any minority or...

Macedonia 02.12.20 | 15:06

Osmani meets with EU ambassadors in Macedonia

Foreign Affairs Minister Bujar Osmani held an online meeting with the ambassadors of EU countries in Macedonia to insist that the country is not giving up on its plan to integrate with the neighboring countries, despite the blockade on the EU path that is currently put before it by Bulgaria. We do not...

Macedonia 28.11.20 | 10:17

Foreign Minister Osmani confirms Bulgarian claims toward the Macedonian nation and language

In an interview with 360 Degrees, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed that one of the demands Bulgaria has put before Macedonia is that the country accepts that the Macedonian nation and language have derived from Bulgarians and the western Bulgarian dialects. This is the text that was officially...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 18:05

Osmani plays down reports of a rift in the DUI party

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani dismissed reports of a rift in his DUI party, after media outlets claimed that independent minded member of Parliament Izet Mexhiti is preparing to challenge Osmani and another top DUI Government official – Artan Grubi – and to vote for their removal. Given the...

Macedonia 25.11.20 | 17:23

Osmani claims that the differences with Bulgaria on Goce Delcev are down to mere “nuances”

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani told the press that talks with Bulgaria are advancing well and that differences on some issues, such as the ethnic identity of VMRO leader Goce Delcev, claimed by both countries, are reduced to “nuances”. The committees of historians are working independently,...

Macedonia 23.11.20 | 17:07

Ahmeti confirms that one of his members of Parliament may challenge the Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti confirmed that it is possible to have an unprecedented situation where one of his own members of Parliament challenges the Government. Izet Mexhiti, the former Mayor of Cair, has from the start opposed the appointment of two key DUI officials in the Government – the...

Macedonia 20.11.20 | 15:29

Bujar Osmani asks for optimism despite the veto from Bulgaria

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani asked the public to remain optimistic despite the veto from Bulgaria, which blocked the opening of EU accession talks. It is our job to remain optimistic and do all we can as a Government to implement the broad will of the citizens. So long there is consensual willingness...

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