Macedonia to Launch EU Screening Process on 27 September

The necessary preparatory work for Macedonia’s accession negotiations to the EU will begin on September 27. Deputy PM for European Affairs and Head of delegation for negotiations with EU Bujar Osmani told Sunday’s press conference that he will head the delegation to Brussels to launch screening for Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights. The delegation will include around forty individuals from several ministries, including here Justice Minister Renata Deskoska. “In the European Commission we will start the explanatory screening. The EC will present the first chapter on judiciary and fundamental rights, i.e. Chapter 23, thus formally starting the screening process as preparation for the start of the accession negotiations for full-fledged membership,” Osmani said.