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A guide to European policies, institutions and acquis

EU policies aim to develop the Union as an area of freedom, security and justice to ensure free movement and a high degree of protection for citizens. European citizens need to feel confident that, no matter where they go, their freedom and security is protected in line with the values of the Union, such as …

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EXPERT AND COMPETENT PARLIAMENTARY STAFF SERVICE FOR A HIGH QUALITY PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT

The need for independent democratic oversight of the work of the security-intelligence services is a condition sine qua non in a democratic society, one towards which our society aspires. Having in mind the existing legal framework in N. Macedonia, the democratic oversight of the security-intelligence apparatus can be parliamentary and civilian. While it may be …

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PARLIAMENTARY OVERSIGHT OF THE WORK OF THE SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICES IN NORTH MACEDONIA

Within the system of oversight of the work of the intelligence services in North Macedonia, several segments of oversight and control exist. Parliamentary oversight is one segment of the democratic supervision over the security and intelligence services in North Macedonia. Democratic supervision is fundamental to promoting the rule of law, ensuring checks and balances, and …

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Sell Out, Tune Out, Get Out, or Freak Out?

Eurothink and The Democratization Policy Council are pleased to share our report, Sell Out, Tune Out, Get Out, or Freak Out? Understanding Corruption, State Capture, Radicalization, Pacification, Resilience, and Emigration in Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia. The full volume is available, and also a stand-alone Executive Summary and Recommendations. This report was based on field work in 2020 …

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SUMMARY FOR THE SCHOOL OF EUROPEAN POLIТICS ORGANIZED BY EUROTHINK – CENTER FOR EUROPEAN STRATEGIES

In the period from February 3 to February 16, 2021, EUROTHINK – Center for European Strategies organized the School of European Politics. The school included three working days and a total of nine presentations. Lecturers were eminent professors and experts from the Republic of North Macedonia and from countries in Southeast Europe—all of whom had …

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Slow sober up? Perceptions of the citizens of the foreign policy after the Bulgarian “No” to the start of the negotiations

• The percentage of citizens who believe that the international position of the country is strongertoday compared to last year has significantly decreased, while the share of citizens who believe that it is thesame compared to last year has significantly increased. At the same time, the optimism for the future is alsodropping, which is visible …

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Perceptions of the citizens about the police and the security

• The Army enjoys the highest level of trust by the citizens. The police shares the second place alongside thereligious communities, but the low percentage (43 %) still indicates a dissatisfactory level of trust. On theother hand, the police is drastically more positively perceived as compared to the other stakeholders in thecriminal justice system (the …

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Europhilia Stronger than Bulgaria’s “NO”

• Despite the bitter feeling which is evident in the increase of the number of citizens who believe that “the EU’sattitude towards the RNM is unfair, arrogant and blackmailing”, a record 67.3% of the respondents believethat the membership of North Macedonia in the EU would be a good thing. This indicates that the majorityremains convinced …

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GUIDELINES FOR INCLUSION OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN CHAPTER 24

The removal of internal border controls, the creation of a common market and the establishment of the four freedoms of movement as a key principlefor the functioning of the EU raised the issues of concurrent reduction and overcoming of the security risks it entails and creation of an area ofjustice, freedom and security. Within that …

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