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Macedonia 02.07.21 | 10:35

Osmani confirms that Macedonia is asked to make a statement of non-denial as Bulgaria declares its positions before the EU

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani confirmed that the idea being reviewed with Bulgaria is that the two countries make separate, side-by-side statements, in which Bulgaria will present its positions, while Macedonia will not oppose them. Osmani insisted that Bulgaria did not fully reject this proposal, put...

Macedonia 23.06.21 | 11:57

Osmani denies reports that the national symbols are being changed, but insists that the anthem is “not inclusive”

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani denied the comments from his party leader Ali Ahmeti that Macedonia needs to change the national symbols, to reflect its multi-ethnic character. Ahmeti recently said that he is in advanced talks with Zoran Zaev on changing the national anthem, and that the flag and the coat...

Macedonia 16.06.21 | 10:11

Foreign Minister Osmani expected to answer questions about the secret talks with Bulgaria before the Parliament

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is expected to appear before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Macedonian Parliament today, to answer questions on the negotiations with Bulgaria. The Zaev regime is engaged in secretive talks with Bulgaria, which is blocking Macedonia’s EU accession talks. Zoran...

Macedonia 13.06.21 | 10:30

Milososki: Minister Osmani will report to the Parliament on the secret negotiations with Bulgaria on Wednesday

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki announced that he will convene a meeting of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, and invite Zaev’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani to report on the secretive negotiations with Bulgaria. This is the outcome of days of protests by VMRO, whose...

Macedonia 12.06.21 | 17:43

Minister Osmani tells Greece that the football federation is not obligated to change its name

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani rejected demands from Greece that the Macedonian Government forces the Football Federation of Macedonia to change the national team’s jersey. The team uses the logo of the Federation, which did not adopt the imposed name “North Macedonia”, and continues to call itself...

Macedonia 11.06.21 | 20:30

After the VMRO protest, Minister Osmani agrees to appear before the Parliament and discuss the negotiations with Bulgaria

Zaev’s Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he is prepared to meet with the Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and to discuss the on-going talks with Bulgaria. The announcement comes on the day when VMRO-DPMNE blocked the Foreign Ministry for a few hours, demanding answers about the secretive...

Macedonia 10.06.21 | 16:56

Minister Osmani condemns move by Russia to expel a Macedonian diplomat from Moscow

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani condemned the Russian move to expel one of the two diplomats in the Macedonian embassy in Moscow. Russia was responding to the earlier decision by Macedonia to expel one Russian diplomat, for unspecified violations of diplomatic conduct. Regrets for the unjustified decision...

Macedonia 31.05.21 | 11:20

One Minister says that the Government is looking for investors for the Popova Sapka ski resort – another claims that the deal is already done

DUI party officials gave conflicting statements about the Government’s plan to sell the Popova Sapka ski resort. Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he is promoting the underdeveloped resort during his foreign trips, together with the Brezovica resort in Kosovo on the northern side of the Shara...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 10:26

As Albania decouples and moves ahead of Macedonia, Foreign Minister Osmani is unlikely to act

Foreign Minsiter Bujar Osmani said that opening EU accession talks has become a moving target, as reports are coming that the EU may allow Albania to begin talks, while keeping Macedonia stuck. Discussing the burning issue of Albania possibly “decoupling” from Macedonia and opening accession...

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...

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