In Skopje to launch High Level Accession Dialogue
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle will travel to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Thursday for the inaugural session of High Level Accession dialogue. "Our aim is to support the reform process, to inject new dynamism into it and to boost the European perspective for the country." Commissioner Füle said before leaving Strasbourg where he attended the plenary debate of the European Parliament on the Progress report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The High Level Accession dialogue is not a replacement for accession negotiations but it is intended to enhance the cooperation between the European Commission and the government on the reform agenda. It will focus on five priority policy areas of freedom of expression, rule of law, public administration reform, electoral reform, and the economic criteria. During his stay in Skopje Commissioner Füle will meet the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and members of his government. He will also hold talks with representatives of the opposition and civil society.
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