The European Commission encourages everyone in Macedonia to participate in the census process and adds that the census is part of the EU accession process. Commenting for correspondent from the country, European Commission spokeswoman Ana Pisonero said that she was pleased in Brussels that the census was ongoing in the country. “This is an important exercise. Accurate data on the number and characteristics of the population are essential for the implementation of appropriate social, demographic and economic policies for the welfare of all citizens,” Pisonero told the correspondent. “We believe that all sections of society should positively contribute to the census operation in an inclusive and constructive way,” Pisonero informs.