Filipce: State Has Capacity to Conduct Census During Pandemic

Conducting a census during a pandemic is a big challenge, but the process can be carried out and completed according to all health protocols, said Health Minister Venko Filipce at an online conference. Filipce pointed out that the Ministry of Health and the Infectious Diseases Committee were successful during the elections, and now will be available to adopt protocols for conducting the census as well. Speaking at an online conference organized by the Roma Integration Centre, Justice Minister Bojan Maricic welcomed the adoption of the Law on Census in Parliament. The Minister said that it is time to stop looking at the census as a political issue, which serves only to count the ethnic communities in the country and as a society to focus on how the census can be a kind of catalyst for development and policy planning, especially for the most vulnerable categories of citizens.