Council Welcomes Peer Review Mission Announced by Geer

Regarding the peer review mission to North Macedonia over the work of the Judicial Council, announced by the EU Delegation’s Head, Ambassador David Geer, the Council itself welcomed it on Thursday. As it said, it is ready to cooperate with the Ambassador so that there can be an open talk on all matters and challenges facing the judiciary. “Members express full readiness for open and transparent cooperation with foreign and domestic impartial and unbiased experts because they consider that that is the only way to get a much more real and true image about the functioning and decision-making of the Council,” it was said. However, the Council alleged there was fierce and unfounded media and political campaign against it, adding that it had pressure from the NGO sector too, through concrete demands for resignations.