European experts are scanning institutions in Skopje

European experts are scanning institutions in Skopje

Experts of the European Commission continue to inspect and scan state institutions in FYROM and the preparations of measures for the implementation of institutional and legal reforms by the new government led by the social democrat, Zoran Zaev.

The team from Brussels led by the prominent European expert, Reinhard Priebe, has started to scan the institutions of the country, starting with the Foreign Ministry, Justice Ministry and the government. Priebe, who arrived in Skopje on Tuesday, a day after the visit of the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, has not given any details for the media, by declaring this has job has just started.

“We will see how we will progress. We have just started work”, Priebe said.

Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Bujar Osmani said that the European Union has guaranteed political and operative assistance for the delivery of the reforms.

“We’re focused on what we can do in the coming months, because we are restricted by the October local government elections and the summer holidays. But we do have an agenda as to what we can achieve during 3, 5 or 9 months”, Osmani said.

European experts are helping with the reforms in several key domains, such as the rule of law, freedom of media and independence of institutions.

On Monday, European commissioner Hahn declared from Skopje that the trust of the people on an independent judicial system must be restored. Hahn has also asked that the opposition be involved in the process of reforms. /