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Deputy PM Marichikj in visit to Brussels, bilateral screening set to end

Deputy PM Marichikj in visit to Brussels, bilateral screening set to end

Skopje, 5 December 2023 (MIA) – Deputy Prime Minister for European affairs and chief negotiator with the European Union, Bojan Marichikj, is travelling to Brussels where he will attend the final bilateral screening meetings on chapters 30 and 31, which will officially mark the end of North Macedonia’s screening process, said the Secretariat for European Affairs in a press release Tuesday.

 

In Brussels, Marichikj will participate in a conference on the topic of enlargement of the EU, organized by the European Parliament’s Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D).

 

As part of his visit, the Deputy Prime Minister will hold working meetings with the European Commissioner for Promoting European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, and with the Director-General of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) Gert Jan Koopman.

 

On the sidelines of his visit to Brussels, on December 8, the Deputy Prime Minister will hold the 5th meeting of the WBIF Strategic Board with the Director-General of DG NEAR, Gert Jan Koopman, and with the Director General of Norway’s Department for Europe and International Trade, Frode Overland Andersen.

 

“The topic of the meetings will be the status of the EU’s enlargement policy with a special emphasis on the Growth Plan for the economies of the Western Balkan countries, as well as the status of reforms and other current issues in the country,” said the Secretariat for European Affairs.

 

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