North Macedonia is a candidate country for EU membership. The EU is the country’s primary political and economic partner, and its largest donor and investor. Cooperation and financial assistance covers a range of areas, making a lasting impact on people’s lives, business, and the environment.
North Macedonia, with the support of the EU, is undertaking a comprehensive improvements needed to progress towards EU membership, such as strengthening the rule of law and improving public administration. In this way, the EU is working with North Macedonia towards a more prosperous future for its citizens.
STORIES FROM NORTH MACEDONIA
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Discover creative and innovative ideas that come to life in North Macedonia – thanks to the support of the European Union.
The European Commission, Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (EC NEAR) in cooperation with the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia and Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum (WB6 CIF) has the pleasure of inviting you to the regional event “Open4Business - Made in the Western Balkans - Supported by the European Union” taking place on 5 October 2023 in Skopje. This B2B (Business to Business) and B2F (Business to Finance) event will promote the new financial instruments of the European Union for Micro, Small, and Medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) available in the region through the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) aligned with EU policy priorities for the region
The European Parliament's Sakharov Fellowship offers up to 14 human rights defenders selected from non-EU countries the opportunity to follow a two week intensive training in Brussels and at the Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice. The empowering programme for human rights defenders has been organised annually since 2016 further to an initiative taken by the Sakharov Prize Community at the 25th Anniversary Conference of the Sakharov Prize.
Factsheets | Published in: 2023
The EU Award for Roma Integration aims to support and recognise the initiative taken by private, public and civil society players to foster Roma employment. This publication provides rules and criteria for the 2023 EU Award for Roma Integration.
First recommendation to open accession negotiations
Entry into force of visa liberalisation
Commission recommends opening of accession negotiations
The Council sets out the path towards opening accession negotiations
EU decided to open accession negotiations
Presentation of the draft negotiating framework to the Member States
Intergovernmental Conference on accession negotiations (IGC)
Start of screening process
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY83 (per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €5,170
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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