On 17th February 2020, the EPPA Team representatives had the opportunity to meet the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning – Mr. Naser Nuredini. The meeting was also attended also Deputy Minister Jani Makraduli, Head of IPA Unit Vesna Indova, Konstantinos Soupilas, Programme Manager – Delegation of the European Union as well as the responsible officers for sectors covered by EPPA.
During the meeting the main outcomes and impacts of EPPA project were presented and discussed in order to ensure that these are properly addressing the priorities and needs of North Macedonia. The special focus was given to EPPA activities related to air quality, water management and biodiversity sectors. The meeting was also the opportunity to discuss and consult the scope of the upcoming EPPA Ministerial Meeting on Environment which is organised in cooperation with the Croatian Presidency of EU Council and will take place on 22nd of April in Split, Croatia, back-to-back with the EU Informal Environmental Council.
The high level consultation meeting was followed with the TAIEX EPPA regional workshop on exchange of information and best practices on managing illegal timber that took place on February 19-20th, 2020 in Skopje.