Under the authority of the Head of Operations, Co-ordinator for the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility, and the supervision of the Head of the Legal Co-operation Division, the Project Assistant will carry out multiple assignments to meet the overall and specific objectives for the implementation of the Action “Support to legal aid reforms” in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” under the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey, in co-operation with the donors, partners and other stakeholders, and in compliance with the organisation’s regulations and/or donor requiremen
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, hosted tonight an informal gathering with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans to discuss the situation in the region and in particular the opportunities to advance the region’s European Union integration in 2018.
On Tuesday, 19 December 2017, at 10.00hrs a Kick-off meeting of the EU funded project “Strengthening the operational and institutional capacities of the Customs Administration” will be organised at the EU Info Centre. This twinning project is implemented by the Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI) and the Junior partner - Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance of Republic of Lithuania in cooperation with the Customs Administration (CARM) from the Beneficiary Country.
On 29.11.2017 the European Commission adopted the Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the year 2017. At the same time, the Financing Agreement between the European Union and the Government on the implementation of the IPA 2016 annual programme was signed on 30 November 2017. The two EU-funded programmes will support democracy and governance and will enhance the economic development and growth in the country.
The Delegation of the European Union, yesterday evening hosted the 15th edition of the Jean Monnet Media Award for best achievements in covering issues related to the theme of “EU for YOU?”.
His Excellency Ambassador Samuel Zbogar, Head of EU Delegation in Skopje, together with the Honorary President of the Jury, the Editor- in- Chief of the Serbian daily newspaper “Danas”, Mr. Dragoljub Draza Petrovic, announced the winners in the following three categories:
1. Best Journalistic News Item (for news items published in print media and/or web)
High School Vasil Antevski Dren of Skopje is one of the thirty-three schools from across Europe that will come to Brussels next March and tell European institutions what role they see culture playing in Europe's future. They will brainstorm, debate and vote on three proposals which European institutions will factor into their policy making.
The school was selected to participate in this initiative by means of an electronic name picker in Brussels on 6 December.
In 1948, after the devastating Second World War, which brought painful divisions in Europe and occupation for many European countries, the international community committed to define, promote and protect human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we celebrate on 10 December has enshrined these shared principles and has had a profound influence on the development of the world. But still, almost seventy years on, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world, and we recognize that all states must do more in this respect.
Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, met today with the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev. They discussed the latest political developments in the country, the implementation of the government's reform programme as well as plans for 2018.