Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, during his working visit to Brussels, had a meeting with the High Representative of the
European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of
the Commission, Federica Mogherini, where they opened the topics on the
enlargement process of the Union, as well as the perspectives of the Republic
of North Macedonia ahead of the upcoming Commission report and the June
meetings of the EU Council.
"In addition to the Prespa Agreement, we also had
great success in achieving the historic Treaty of Good Neighbourly Relations
with Bulgaria, as well as a substantial consensus on the Law on the Use of
Languages, thus removing all major internal and external political
issues," Osmani stressed, pointing out that the European perspective is
the primary fuel for this success, which clearly delineates the power of the
European idea for positive transformation of societies.
"The Republic of North Macedonia no longer has open
political issues and again it occupies the central position in the Balkans as
the main partner of the EU and NATO in promoting the democratic and western
values in the region", Osmani stressed, stating the high expectations in
the country for progress in European integration this year to the High
"The start of negotiations with the Republic of North
Macedonia this year, in addition to the strengthening of the European momentum
in the country, will be a clear signal for the entire region - as a positive
example and motivation to close the open issues through dialogue, political
openness and positive approach" - Osmani added, thus pointing out in
particular to the dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade as one of the most
important political challenges in the region.
working visit to Brussels, Deputy Prime Minister Osmani had a meeting with the
EU commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations,
Johannes Hahn, he had a briefing with representatives of the Working Party on
the Western Balkans Region (COWEB/COELA), and he will also take part in a
briefing organised by the influential think tank European policy centre (EPC)
on topic "North Macedonia on the EU path: A home run to accession
negotiations?", as well as the Conference on topic: "Security in SEE-
Security across Europe" organised by Hanns Seidel Foundation.
working visit to Brussels, the Deputy Prime Minister Osmani will travel to
Vienna, where he will take part on a meeting of Ministers in charge of European
affairs from the Western Balkans countries, which is held under the auspices of
the Federal Minister for European Affairs of Austria at the Office of the
Federal Chancellor, Gernot Blumel.