Beneficiary: North Macedonia

North Macedonia – along with other Western Balkans countries – was identified as a potential candidate for EU membership during the Thessaloniki European Council summit in 2003.

North Macedonia

Its Stabilisation and Association Agreement is in force since 2004, the first in the region. It applied for EU membership in March 2004 and the Council decided in December 2005 to grant the country candidate status, based on the Commission’s favourable opinion. Since October 2009, the Commission has recommended to open accession negotiations with the country, until 2015 when it made this conditional on continued implementation of the Pržino agreement and substantial progress in the implementation of the “Urgent Reform Priorities”.

The main beneficiary institution of EPPA in North of Macedonia is the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning , Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy

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