Maricic: Preparations for Screening Process in Final Phase

Deputy PM for European Affairs Bojan Maricic stated in an interview for Alsat TV that the government is finalising the preparations of the negotiation structure for start of the screening process in September with the EU. “Around 15 September we will finalise all preparations and will notify all ministries about their role and duties in this process. It is important for all of us to follow very carefully the presentations of the chapters and the criteria for opening and closing of the same. The screening will be conducted in two phases and the first phase is expected to conclude around November 2023, after which we start the second phase, which involves all 27 EU member-states which will present their views and opinions about the progress made by Skopje and Tirana in the chapters,” Maricic said.