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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...

Macedonia 15.10.20 | 18:53

Zaev again offers to visit Bulgaria after the failed mission of his Foreign Minister Osmani

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev publicly offered to visit Bulgaria, even as the Bulgarian authorities appear unprepared to welcome him. Zaev said that he is in contact with the authorities in Sofia for his visit a month ago, and he dispatched his Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani there last week, only to be forced...

Macedonia 13.10.20 | 20:13

Mickoski asks the Government to answer if it’s true that Bulgaria wants a new treaty, with constitutional redefinition of the Macedonian nation?

Speaking about the veto threat from Bulgaria aimed at the opening of EU accession talks, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that Macedonia can’t allow politicians from the current Government to give away the Macedonian nation and destroy the modern Macedonian state just to save their...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 13:53

Borisov urges Macedonia to make its concessions quickly

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov urged Macedonia to make additional concession before Bulgaria will allow the opening of EU accession talks. The necessary compromises must be made, like others were made before. We owe it to current and future generations to make sure that the Republic of “North”...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 10:52

Osmani visits Bulgaria to discuss the latest historic dispute

Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani is in Sofia today to discuss the objections the Bulgarian Government has raised ahead of the expected opening of EU accession talks with Macedonia. Osmani will meet with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and his counterpart Ekaterina Zaharieva, and is expected to discuss...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 12:15

Ahmeti is going to the Hague “just as a witness”, Foreign Minister Osmani insists

Speaking to the press, newly appointed Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani insisted that his party leader Ali Ahmeti is going to the Hague tomorrow just as a witness and not as a defendant. Ahmeti has been summoned before the special war crimes prosecutors in the Hague who are investigating the UCK Albanian...

Macedonia 21.08.20 | 10:42

Rift in DUI – Bujar Osmani could be out to make room for Izet Mexiti

The dispute which erupted in the DUI party over the division of spoils in the next Government could end up with the withdrawal of Bujar Osmani from the Foreign Ministry, which was promised to him under the SDSM – DUI coalition agreement. According to media reports, the Skopje wing of the party...

Macedonia 06.08.20 | 23:08

DUI denies reports that it agreed to have Lazar Elenovski as the next Prime Minister

DUI spokesman Bujar Osmani denied the media reports that the party is proposing former Defense Minister Lazar Elenovski as the next Prime Minister. DUI campaigned on having an ethnic Albanian as Prime Minister, specifically Naser Ziberi, while Elenovski is half Albanian. We had a candidate for Prime...

Macedonia 15.07.20 | 22:29

Alliance rejects DUI request for a unified bloc behind the demand for an ethnic Albanian Prime Minister

Arben Taravari, the Gostivar Mayor who is deputy leader of the Alliance of Albanians, rejected a proposal from the DUI party for a unified Albanian bloc. We have a convincing lead over DUI. The trends favor us. We were pressured from all sides in these irregular elections, Taravari said. Previously the...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 22:56

DUI holds a mass rally in Struga with zero social distancing

DUI party official Bujar Osmani shared photographs from the party rally in Struga, which show zero respect for social distancing. Most parties are trying to hold small campaign events and instruct their supporters to stay at a two meters distance from each other. But Osmani, who is a doctor and is in...

Macedonia 02.07.20 | 12:57

Osmani acknowledges that the EU framework is a draft document and can be changed by Bulgaria and other EU member states

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, who is tasked with EU accession talks, acknowledged that the draft negotiating framework can be altered and that it can be changed as EU member states review it. This statement comes after SDSM leader Zoran Zaev triumphantly declared that with the framework, the EU...

Macedonia 12.06.20 | 22:45

DUI reminds Zaev of their kingmaker role: In 2016 the voters chose Nikola Gruevski but we made you Prime Minister

DUI party officials Bujar Osmani and Artan Grubi extended the party’s fight with Zoran Zaev and his SDSM party. DUI came out with a request that the next Prime Minister is an ethnic Albanian, which prompted a rare outburst from Zoran Zaev, who while usually quick to accept any concession with Macedonian...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 09:52

Osmani warns that today’s coronavirus numbers are even worse than in previous days

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani called on the public to begin following coronavirus restrictions, because the situation with newly infected patients is getting even worse. The numbers today are even more disturbing, Osmani warned. “The chances of being positive or having been in contact with...

Macedonia 14.05.20 | 09:42

Osmani: It’s difficult to talk elections while people are still being put on mechanical ventilation

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani said that it is difficult to talk about holding elections at a time when new patients are placed on mechanical ventilation every day. Osmani, who is from the DUI party, was asked about the push by Zoran Zaev to hold “corona elections” in June or early July,...

Macedonia 04.05.20 | 22:08

Government plans to reduce the curfew, re-open restaurants and cafes

The Government is raising the prospect of putting an end to the evening curfew. Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani said that with the dropping numbers of new infections it is possibly time to use different, milder tactics to fight the virus. Osmani, who comes from the ethnic Albanian representing DUI...

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