Osmani: Bulgaria Should Use Political Moment to Save EU Credibility in Region

Bulgaria should use the political moment to save the credibility of the EU in the region. That was the message sent by Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani, who participated on Monday in the first session of the formal Foreign Affairs Council of the EU with Western Balkan Ministers. “I will repeat, the ball is in the Republic of Bulgaria.  The Republic of Bulgaria must decide whether to use this moment for the whole region after these developments in Ukraine, whether the EU will assume strategic leadership in the region. The Republic of North Macedonia was a constructive partner in these talks, in meeting these criteria. I fear that this moment we have now may be lost,” he noted. According to Osmani, the biggest gift for Russia will be bringing down the EU credibility in the region, which he said at the Council itself.