Publications

The controversy of ‘more (economic) freedom’ – Can liberalisation in North Macedonia cause more problems than benefits?

Can liberalization initiatives cause more benefits or damage? Why is the controversy of more economic freedom important? Read more about it in the latest policy brief: “The controversy of more (economic) freedom-Can liberalization in North Macedonia cause more problems than benefits?” authored by Dimitar Nikolovski – Executive Director at Eurothink – Center for European Strategies and Aleksandar Stojanovski – Senior Researcher at Eurothink – …

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Expert Report: Recommendations of the Senior Experts Group on systemic Rule of Law issues relating to the communications interception revealed in Spring 2015

The expert report and recommendations  on systemic Rule of Law issues and communication interception is published for research and archival purposes only.  Here is a list of urgent reform priorities to be fulfilled by North Macedonia in the fields of rule of law and fundamental rights, de-politicization of the public administration, freedom of expression and …

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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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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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