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North Macedonia in 2020: Major events that shaped politics in North Macedonia in 2020

In this short text, the Institute for Democracy gives an overview and analysis of the main political events in North Macedonia in 2020, as well as a short glimpse of what we expect from 2021. #NorthMacedoniaIn2020 The year 2020...

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Europol and Differentiated Integration

Europol has become a hub for differentiated integration. Initially a small anti-drugs unit, the EU’s police agency is now a fully-fledged body where law enforcement agencies from all around the world work together. Seen through the organisational dimension of...

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What is the cost and what should be the cost of the fight against corruption?

The fight against corruption is not free of charge. As a multidimensional issue, the fight against corruption requires political, institutional and material resources that would reflect the declarative efforts and contribute to visible results. Even a potential political consensus...

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IDSCS and DGAP co-organised the conference reflecting on the German Council Presidency

The Institute for Democracy in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) today co-organised virtual event titled “The German Council Presidency: Reflections from inside and outside the EU” where the participants reflected on the expectations, successes and...

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Quality of the discourse in the Assembly: Oversight hearing on the case of Eurostandard bank

Political control and oversight of the Government and other public office holders is a constitutionally stipulated function of the Assembly. To perform this function, oversight hearing is one mechanism to control the work of the Government, i.e.  implementation of...

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IDSCS organised closed workshop announcing the project Think Balkans

Today the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje had the pleasure to host a closed workshop announcing the Cooperation Instrument for the Western Balkans Think Tanks – THINK BALKANS, part of the project of the same name, financially...

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Video: Comparative overview of the Parliaments in anti-corruption oversight in the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy prepared a comparative analysis showcasing the practices in which the Parliaments exercise oversight over anti-corruption institutions in North Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia. Despite the varieties in different countries, the Parliaments...

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The impact of Covid-19 on governance and democratic oversight: The cases of Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the Western Balkans. Not only have the health and well-being of citizens been (and still are) under threat, but young democratic institutions have also been put to the test. Government action to fight...

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Video: Parliament in the fight against corruption

The Assembly oversees the Government, the Public Prosecutor’s Office, and the Anti-Corruption Commission. Those institutions are accountable to the Parliament for their efforts in the fight against corruption. During the parliamentary sessions, the MPs need to urge these institutions...

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Video: Role of the Assembly in the European integration: anti-corruption

The Assembly’s role is to ensure sustainable reforms through dialogue between the various political parties while ensuring permanent parliamentary oversight of the institutions. Read the policy brief here: Role of the Assembly in the European integration: anti-corruption