Vice PM Osmani Addresses Start of Screening Process

This is a historic moment for our country and a great honor for me as the chief negotiator to launch the screening process as the final stage in the preparations for the European Union accession negotiations, said Vice Premier for European Affairs Bujar Osmani in Brussels on Thursday. Vice Premier Osmani referred to the timeline of Macedonia’s EU path, starting from the Stabilization and Association Agreement in 2001, the candidate status in 2005, up to the European Commission’s first recommendation in 2009. “The country’s European and Euro-Atlantic orientation has been the unifying point in our society since the country’s independence, whereas all previous governments have contributed to the approximation process,” stressed Osmani.