Discussion over Role of Media in EU Integration Process Held

The Secretariat for European Affairs, as part of the project Nordic Support for Progress of North Macedonia, organised a round table titled “Role and importance of the media in the EU integration process – partnership, transparency and responsibility”. The event was opened by Deputy Head of the team of North Macedonia for EU accession negotiations Drita Abdiu-Halili. “The EU-integration is the greatest and most important project of North Macedonia at the moment, and the media play a crucial role in making this process a priority for the citizens as well. The media are the main communications channel between the government and the citizens, and one of their roles is to inform the citizens about ongoing activities of the institutions of the state and the European institutions related to the accession negotiations with the EU. This is why we need to establish conditions for open dialogue through the europeisation of the public space, which will include the media and all other relevant parties,” Abdiu-Halili said.