Council of Europe Adopts Conclusions About Progress of North Macedonia

The General Affairs Council at the Council of Europe adopted the conclusions concerning the enlargement of the European Union, recognising and welcoming in the process the progress realised by North Macedonia so far. According to the conclusions, the Council of Europe welcomes the certain progress made by the country in the fields of rule of law and fight against corruption, but also demands greater efforts for improvement of these segments in the upcoming period. The conclusions also note that North Macedonia needs to secure transparency in the processes for implementation of policies, and greater inclusiveness in the processes of consultations over the accession negotiations with the EU. In terms of good-neighbourliness, EU expects tangible results from the implementation of the agreements the country concluded with Greece and Bulgaria. The conclusions also note that the government and the opposition need to cooperate for the sake of the European integration of the country.