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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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Parliamentary Elections Handbook 2020

The Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis – Skopje (IDSCS) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) office in Skopje present the first volume of...

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Podcast: Marie Jelenka Kirchner – Making Europe Strong Again in its entirety. The German EU Council Presidency 2020 and its implications for North Macedonia

Podcast with Marie Jelenka Kirchner, Associate Researcher at IDSCS. Germany takes over their “Corona Presidency” of the Council of...

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A comparative overview of the role of parliaments in anti-corruption oversight in the region

The oversight role of the Parliament is key to ensuring increased accountability and transparency of the executive branch. Given...

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Podcast: Marie Jelenka Kirchner – Global change starts at the doorstep: Why the Western Balkans matter for Ursula von der Leyen’s geopolitical Commission

Podcast with Marie Jelenka Kirchner, Associate Researcher at IDSCS. Marie Jelenka in this podcast explains how the connected futures...

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

In early February 2020, the European Commission presented a new negotiating methodology. The key novelty is the grouping of...

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

The recent membership of North Macedonia in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is expected to mark increased activity...

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Uniformity and Differentiation in the Fundamentals of EU Membership: The EU Rule of Law Acquis in the Pre- and Post-accession Contexts

The paper discusses the nexus between the EU pre-accession conditionality and membership obligations to guarantee respect for the rule...

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Institute for Democracy’s reaction on the outcome of the 2020 EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb

Amidst the uncertainty and upheaval of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, heads of states and governments from EU member states...

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What can the public service system learn from the pandemic?

These hard times, when the world is governed by the COVID-19 pandemic, can still be used to learn lessons...

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Video: Who governs the public enterprises in North Macedonia, and what should be done

By amending the Law on Public Enterprises, the minimum conditions for board membership should be set, such as education...

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Is the EU’s Accession Conditionality Paving the Way for a More Integrated Rule of Law Policy in the EU?

EU enlargement has been one of the principal vectors of differentiation in the process of European integration due to...

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IDSCS organized second workshop on the new EU enlargement methodology

Institute for Democracy together with Francois Lafond, adviser to Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs , organized...

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The new approach on Enlargement: good ideas in need of a captain

The European Commission’s proposal for a revised approach to Enlargement takes on board key proposals for SELDI’s Regional Anticorruption...

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