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EU Approximation in Macedonia: Progress in Science and Research and Information Society
EU Approximation in Macedonia: Progress in Science and Research and Information Society

Author(s): Specified No Author
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Public Administration, International relations/trade, Evaluation research, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; EU integration; Enlargement policy; Stabilisation and Association Agreements; Central and Eastern Europe; Eastern enlargement; reforms; Research and Development policy; Information Society policy;
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this report is to critically examine and evaluate the progress Macedonia makes in EU approximation. Considering EU approximation is a rather extensive process, this report is focused on two related areas of approximation: Science and Research (S&R) and Information Society (IS), two of the acquis chapters. Bearing in mind the double reason for approximation in research and information society, this report investigates the progress Macedonia achieved in adopting and approximating its policies and legislation to EU standards in these areas. To this end, this report maps the progress achieved with adopting the Acquis and implementing European Commission recommendations in areas Science & Research and Information Society. Building on the research conducted, the report investigates the level and pace of approximation efforts of the Macedonian government, identifies some problematic areas and suggests some improvements, without claiming to offer an action plan or strategy for better EU approximation in the two chosen areas. The findings are based on analysis of Macedonian legislation, reports and analyses of the EU as well as elite interviews with members of relevant government institutions in Macedonia in the period between June and August 2007.

  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: English