#NorthMacedonia2023 Podcast 001

PRESPA Institute’s podcast series “North Macedonia in 2023” is our contribution to the analysis of the year that we are venturing into, the challenges that the country will meet or the opportunities that we will have in the areas of our interest. In this episode we will discuss the topic Challenges, Reforms, Balkans, Europe and the Future, while looking into the following specific issues:

  • EU Accession Negotiations; 
  • Preparedness for successful negotiations, as well as preparedness for EU Membership;
  • Blocking the process and potential blockade of the process and institutions with the upcoming constitutional amendments;
  • The contribution of Open Balkans, other regional initiatives or the accelerated integration for the economic development and for the improvement of the quality of life for our citizens.

This episode is a conversation with our special guest Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Mr. Bojan Marichikj, who is at the same time Chief Negotiator with the EU and National Foreign Aid Coordinator and National IPA Coordinator.

Together with Deputy Prime Minister Marichikj we have in the panel Vesna Shapkoski, a student of Doctoral Studies at the University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola and a member of the Working Group of women experts on Foreign and Security Policy of PRESPA Institute; Lea Ognjanoska, a student of Doctoral Studies at the University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Lecturer and Research Assistant at the International Balkan University in Skopje and Research Fellow of PRESPA Institute; and Kristijan Fidanovski, a student of Doctoral Studies at the Oxford University, External Consultant on North Macedonia at The Economist Intelligence Unit, Assistant Researcher in the team of professor Timothy Garton Ash, and Research Fellow at PRESPA Institute.

This podcast is recorded in Macedonian. For a transcript in English, please check the posts in the Blog Section of the website.