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Open Balkan countries sign protocols on free access to labor markets

Open Balkan countries sign protocols on free access to labor markets

Skopje, 22 January 2024 (MIA) – Protocols on free access to the labor markets of North Macedonia, Serbia, and Albania were signed Monday in Skopje by representatives of the three countries. 

 

According to a government press release, Minister of Information Society and Administration, Azir Aliu, together with his counterparts from Serbia and Albania, signed the Protocol on Interconnection of Schemes for Electronic Identification of the Citizens of the Western Balkans. While, the head of the Employment Agency, Vedat Osmani, alongside his counterparts from Serbia and Albania, signed the first Protocol on the Implementation of Conditions for Free Access to the Labor Market in the Western Balkans.

 

The protocols conclude the necessary legal steps for the commencement of the measure, leaving only the final technical testing and harmonization within the e-service systems of the three countries to be implemented. Citizens are expected to receive free access to the labor markets of the three countries in March 2024.

 

The signing of the two protocols implies a mutual legal commitment to enable free access to the labor market.