The 12th meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Sub-Committee on Justice and Home Affairs between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the European Commission took place on 14-15 November 2017 in Skopje. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Svetlana Vlahovic-Dimanovska, Head of Section for negotiation sector for European Union of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Ms Mary Teresa Moran, Deputy Head of Unit in the Directorate General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations at the European Commission.
The European Commission today announced new funds for support to media in the Western Balkans that will aim to improve quality of journalism, support public service media and new media, and promote media literacy.
The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) provides assistance to the development and
consolidation of democracy, the rule of law and the respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms throughout
Freedom of media is one of the political criteria for EU accession - a must for countries willing to join the European Union. At the EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference that took place on 9-10 November in Tirana, Albania, the Commission announced that it will invest in new initiatives to support independent journalism, sustainable media outlets, and boost regional cooperation among public service media.