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North Macedonia: Accelerating Reforms, Accelerating European Integration

A conversation with Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Christian Danielssson, Director General DG NEAR, and Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President of the EBRD

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With the Prespa Agreement, Skopje and Athens put an end to a nearly 30-year long dispute. A lot is at stake for the country now named “North Macedonia”: from NATO membership to EU accession, as well as a number of key domestic reforms.

We are pleased to invite you to a breakfast event where we will discuss progress achieved by Skopje linked to economic development, prospects & challenges and headline structural reforms needed for the country’s EU accession aspirations.

Topics to be addressed will include progress relating to rule of law and the fight against corruption, in particular the prosecution and final convictions in pending cases including at high level; how to maintain the independence of the Special Prosecutor; Reform of the Public Administration as well as Public Procurement to ensure more favourable business environment. Is the Prime Minister’s approach to inclusive governance shared by all the political parties in North Macedonia? Is the country ready to open EU accession negotiations and has the necessary structures in place?

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Director General DG NEAR, Christian Danielsson and EBRD Vice-President Pierre Heilbronn will discuss North Macedonia’s role in the Western Balkans region, achievements and challenges in implementing reform agenda and the strategic priorities for EU accession.

The audience will be an integral part of the event with interactive moderation by Erwan Fouéré, Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, former EU Special Representative and Head of EU Delegation.

This event is by invitation only. Registration on the website of CEPS (crm.ceps.eu) is mandatory and participation will be confirmed via email prior to the date of the event.

NB: Please note that this event will be held at the Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95 – 1040 Brussels

Please contact the Morgane Moreau (brusselsoffice@ebrd.com) or Anne-Marie Boudou (amboudou@ceps.eu) for any further information.

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Speakers

Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Host
Steven Blockmans Steven Blockmans

Steven Blockmans

Senior Research Fellow and Head of Foreign Policy and of Institutions Unit

Speakers list
Zoran Zaev

Prime Minister of North Macedonia

Charlotte Ruhe

EBRD Managing Director for Central and South Eastern Europe

Erwan Fouéré

Associate Senior Research Fellow at CEPS, former EU Special Representative and Head of EU Delegation

Christian Danielsson

Director General DG NEAR

Pierre Heilbronn

Vice President, EBRD

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North Macedonia: Accelerating Reforms, Accelerating European Integration

A conversation with Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Christian Danielssson, Director General DG NEAR, and Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President of the EBRD

Event Address

Press Club Brussels Europe
95 Rue Froissart
1040 Bruxelles
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Day 1 - Wednesday
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Anne-Marie Boudou Anne-Marie Boudou
Anne-Marie Boudou
+32 (0)2 229 39 12
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This event is by invitation only. Registration on the website of CEPS (www.ceps.eu) is mandatory and participation will be confirmed via email prior to the date of the event.

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