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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Video: North Macedonia in NATO: A chance for an increased oversight role of the Parliament

For NATO, corruption poses a risk to the security of the member states. To reduce the risk of corruption,...

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More than oversight? How to increase cooperation between Parliament and anti-corruption institutions

In the upcoming year, it will be of key importance for Parliament to establish partnership with institutions in the...

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Women in Parliamentary Committees: A New Term, but the Same Old Practice

On July 15, 2020, the new members of the Assembly of North Macedonia were elected. After a number of...

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IDSCS organised conference „Bridging the gap between formal processes and informal practices that shape judicial culture in the Western Balkan”

The Institute for Democracy organised kick-off online conference titled „Bridging the gap between formal processes and informal practices that...

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All of you will betray the EU tonight! Speak now or remain silent

The citizens of North Macedonia have legitimate expectations to start accession negotiations with the EU now. North Macedonia has...

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Stimulating strategic autonomy: Western Balkans’ contribution for a shared European Future

Under the title “Stimulating strategic autonomy. Western Balkans’ contribution for a shared European Future” the 2020 Think Tank Forum...

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The citizens and the Assembly of North Macedonia: Trust on shaky ground

This analysis provides a comparative overview of the trust that the citizens of North Macedonia have in the Assembly...

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Podcast: Hustled Into a Dead End Chinese Corrosive Capital in North Macedonia

Podcast: Hustled Into a Dead End Chinese Corrosive Capital in North Macedonia IDSCS · Hustled Into a Dead End:...

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Parliamentary oversight over the anti-corruption institutions: analyses of practices in the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje in cooperation with partners from the Western Balkans region, prepared five...

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Analyses of the Parliamentary oversight over the fight against corruption in North Macedonia

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje published three policy analyses that focus on the oversight role of...

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Hustled Into a Dead End: The Delusional Belief In Chinese Corrosive Capital for the Construction of North Macedonia’s Highways

This research paper examines trade relations and economic engagement between the People’s Republic of China and Republic of North...

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Corrosive capital flows are threat for the fragile democracies in the Western Balkans

The Institute for Democracy organised online conference “Corrosive capital’s threat to democracies in the Western Balkans” where researchers from...

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IDSCS organised the conference “New Vitality for an Old Debate: The state of Europe”

The Institute for Democracy today (24.09.2020) organised online 2020 State of the Union conference “New Vitality for an Old...

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Revitalizing North Macedonia’s European perspective in 2020: what you need to know about changes, progress and challenges in EU accession policy

In 2020, many ongoing issues run the risk of being overshadowed by the overarching crisis of the global Corona pandemic. But...

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Infographic: Public opinion on North Macedonia’s best ally (2017-2019)

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Infographic: Chinese and EU 28 cumulative investments in North Macedonia (2010-2018)

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Infographic: Foreign direct investments in North Macedonia (2010-2018)

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Video 2: Berlin Process Think Tank Forum Skopje 2020

The Institute for Democracy and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Sofia organised the 3rd Think Tank Forum,...

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„Quick” and „cheap” loans for expensive and aggravated capital project implementation

Concluding direct agreements on capital infrastructure projects without public bidding, increases the risk of corruption. This could be observed...

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Video: Berlin Process Think Tank Forum Skopje 2020

The Institute for Democracy and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Sofia organised the 3rd Think Tank Forum,...

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