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.
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The coal region-to-region exchange programme is an opportunity for regions from the Western Balkans and Ukraine and counterparts in the EU to start direct, one-to-one dialogue and to connect with a range of stakeholders. As part of the programme, participants can benefit from opportunities to share experiences including study visits and knowledge exchange, with expert support.
The Global Cultural Relations Programme is a training programme that aims to connect cultural professionals from all over the globe. By participating in this training activity, you will be able to develop lifelong skills, increase your knowledge, build your international network, and develop concrete international collaboration projects with your peers.
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
These infographics are based on latest available statistical data produced by Eurostat (2019).
POPULATION DENSITY83(per km²)
YOUNG PEOPLE (<15)
GDPper capita: €5,200
IMPORTS OF GOODS
EXPORT OF GOODS
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