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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...

News 19.11.20 | 09:05

Foreign Minister Osmani appoints seven new ambassadors, most of them ethnic Albanians

Bujar Osmani, the first ethnic Albanian Foreign Ministerr of Macedonia, announced that the Ministry is finally approving a batch of new ambassadors and that five out of the seven are ethnic Albanians or non-Macedonians. Success, Osmani said in his social media message to the ambassadors, written in Albanian. The...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 13:19

Osmani regrets the announced veto from Bulgaria

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani finally spoke out after the emergency summit in Berlin and the ever clearer threat from Bulgaria that it will veto Macedonia from opening EU accession talks. Osmani expressed regret about the developments. I wish that our neighbors are the engine and not the brake for our...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 13:53

Dimitrov and Osmani ignore Parliament debate on the crisis with Bulgaria

The two key diplomats, Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani and Deputy Prime Minister Nikola Dimitrov, did not show up for the Parliament committee hearing on the developing crisis with Bulgaria. Osmani and Dimitrov have remained silent after their emergency summit in Berlin, where they met with Bulgarian Foreign...

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 12:21

Berlin summit fail – Zaharieva says Bulgaria is not ready to allow the opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva was the first to speak out after the hastily arranged meeting in Berlin with German diplomats and her counterparts from Macedonia, Bujar Osmani and Nikola Dimitrov. In a statement quoted by the BGNES news agency, Zaharieva said that there was some progress,...

Macedonia 24.10.20 | 10:31

FM Osmani wants an Albanian to sit on the Macedonian – Bulgarian committee of historians

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani said that he wants to seat an ethnic Albanian historian to the Committee that is negotiating historic issues with Bulgaria. The Committee is currently deadlocked over issues such as the ethnicity of Goce Delcev, with Bulgaria announcing it will block Macedonia from opening...

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