These video stock shots on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cover four topics: a general presentation of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; key reforms on the path to the EU; the EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia working together; and what the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia can bring to the EU.
They feature new images of the capital Skopje, the main political institutions, and some of the main cities, such as Ohrid and Tetovo.
They reflect the key reform priorities of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on its way towards EU membership, such as: judiciary, public administration reform, media freedom, etc.
The EU's support to the country's efforts to adopt EU standards is illustrated through a series of concrete projects in the following areas: border management, agriculture, infrastructure, public administration, etc.
The natural wealth, cultural heritage and human potential are illustrated through as set of examples of what the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia can bring to the European Union. This is shown in specific sub-chapters: culture and heritage.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Panoramic view of Skopje (5 shots)
||National flag on the "Kale" fortress (2 shots)
||"Kale" fortress and surroundings (5 shots)
||Central Skopje, people in pedestrian zones (5 shots)
||The building of the Government (5 shots)
||National Parliament ("Sobranje"), exterior views (6 shots)
||Ohrid lakes, tourists, boats in Ohrid’s marina (9 shots)
||Pedestrian zones of Ohrid; people walking; traditional architecture; shops with Ohrid pearls (10 shots)
||Evening shots of the city and the lake (5 shots)
||Courthouse entrance (3 shots)
||Courtroom (4 shots)
||People in the court
||Archive shelves full of files (6 shots)
||Court administration at work (4 shots)
||Courthouse, exterior views (4 shots)
||Municipality "Cair" in Skopje, exterior views (3 shots)
||People in the municipality building, administration at work (5 shots)
||TV studio at private TV channel "Alfa TV" (7 shots)
||Newsroom in "Alfa TV", journalists at work (5 shots)
||Press stands with main Macedonian newspapers (4 shots)
||Newly erected monument "Warrior" in central Skopje (14 shots)
||Vineyards and grapes in Kavadarci region (6 shots)Viticulture is an important source of employment and income in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. EU helps to restructure and enhance the efficiency of the wine sector, to establish vineyard registries, adopt new legislation, etc. in order to foster the production and export of wine.
||Wine shop (4 shots)
||Wine tasting, Popova Kula winery (3 shots)
||Tobacco field near Prilep (3 shots)
||Collecting tobacco in the field (7 shots)
||Traditional tobacco drying (6 shots)
||Traffic on the highway (5 shots)Infrastructure, Demir Kapija - Construction of a highway linking the northern part of the country with the Greek border. A section of this highway was co-financed by the EU. It is part of the European Transport Corridor X, stretching from Austria to Turkey.
||New customs laboratory at work; checking various samples (12 shots)New border control equipment for the customs services. The objective of this EU-funded project is to ensure effective customs control, facilitate the movement of passengers and goods and help the Customs Administration combat fraud and corruption.
||Police station in Skopje, exterior views (2 shots)
||Police station, renovated premises (6 shots)Police reform, Skopje - The EU supports police reform and the improvement of law enforcement structures in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
||The old "Carsija" in Skopje, Ottoman part of the old city; traditional craftsman shops, cafes and restaurants; a mix of various architectural styles and traditions (5 shots)
||"Sarena dzamija" (Painted mosque) in Tetovo (5 shots)
||Big cross on the hill close to Skopje (3 shots)
||Stobi is one of the most important archaeological sites in the region; ancient Roman amphitheatres, mosaics, remains of ancient buildings and roads (13 shots)
||The Church of Saint Sofia, one of the most important historical monuments in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (6 shots)
||The Church of Saint John and Kaneo and its surrounding (11 shots)