• EPI selected the researchers who will study the effects of Macedonia's NATO accession

    The European Policy Institute - Skopje (EPI) has selected the candidates who will work on research within the framework of the project "Civic Debate on NATO". In the next two months, the researchers will work on studying the effects of the Republic of Macedonia's accession to NATO.

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  • Consensus for Euro-Atlantic perspective, but not for the referendum

    We present some of the messages that were sent to the roundtable attended by Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov, the special German Southeastern Europe envoy Christian Helbach, the President of the National Council for European Integration Nikola Poposki and Ruslan Stefanov from the Center for the Study of Democracy.

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  • Open call for research on the expected effects of NATO accession

    EPI within the project "Civic Debate on NATO" announces a call for policy papers on the expected effects of the Republic of Macedonia's accession to NATO. The documents should include policy options and recommendations, and they will be presented at a public debate. Support for 2 (two) policy papers is foreseen.

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  • EPI's commentary on the conclusions of the Council of EU on Macedonia and Albania

    The conditions in the conclusions are not new, neither surprising and they refer to the areas in which the country needs to improve. The following 12 months should be used to make up for the lost time, with which we would have an advantage after the start of negotiations.

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  • Тhe European future of Macedonia starts with the Chapter 23 [Policy Brief]

    This policy brief is based on the views expressed on the final conference of the project “Network 23+”. The conference consisted of four sessions, according to the structure of the Chapter 23, in which politicians, experts, speakers from institutions, organizations and international partners took part in a debate on the future challenges.

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  • To make it or break it: Macedonia decision at the June European Council

    The decision by the European Council this June will have a historic impact on Macedonia. Read the blog of Simonida Kacarska, EPI's Director, for BiEPAG.

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  • There is a need for deepening of the reforms in Chapter 23

    The reforms in Chapter 23 need to be deepened in order to promote the rule of law in the Republic of Macedonia. This is the view of the participants at the closing conference of the project "Network 23+" under the title "Chapter 23: Pandora's box or the key to good governance?".

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Effects of SAP instruments on WB6 European Integrations and Regional Cooperation

Europeanization of the Western Balkans (WB) is shadowed by multiple factors on both side – EU and WB states. EU internal challenges (economic crisis, migrant crisis, rising of euroscepticism, etc.) have omitted the Enlargement from Brussels’ agenda for a while. On the other hand...

Application of RIA to the Law on courts

Timeframe: January – December 2018

Location: Skopje and the other three appellate regions (Stip, Bitola and Gostivar)

Budget: 9.991 EUR

The aim of this project is to enhance the...

Benchmarking for EU reform - how effective? BENCHER

Goal: Explore the effectiveness of the EU benchmarking mechanism for the Western Balkans and contribute to improving the benchmarking mechanism as an impetus for EU related reforms in the Western Balkan countries.

Promoting sustainable reintegration of the Roma returnees Macedonia

This is a follow up on the project “Combating barriers for exit: Roma on the Macedonian borders”, implemented in a partnership with KHAM Delchevo. The project will focus on the policies and practices affecting the Roma returnees, including their needs and necessities. The problem...

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Effects of Stabilisation and Association Agreements and CEFTA2006 on WB6 European integration and regional cooperation: Achievements and ways forward



Twelve proposals for EU enlargement from the Western Balkans



Summaries of policy studies by grantees of Network 23+



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Network 23

Western Balkans 6 AG