18 December 2012

EU supports the employment of young people, long-term unemployed and women

On Wednesday, 19 December 2012, at 10:00, a closing conference of the EU-funded project “Support to the employment of young people, long-term unemployed and women” will take place at the Hotel Aleksandar Palace (Congress hall 3).

17 December 2012

EU Support to the Public Procurement System

On Tuesday, 18 December 2012, at 10:00, a closing conference will mark the successful completion of the EU-funded Twinning project: “Support to the Public Procurement System”. The event will take place at the “City Hall” MKC, str.”kej Dimitar Vlahov” bb – Skopje.

14 December 2012

Closing Conference of the EU-funded Project “Exchange of EU best practices in the Area of Anti-discrimination Legislation Enforcement”

On Tuesday, 15 January 2013, at 11:00 hrs, a closing conference of the EU-funded project “Exchange of EU best practices in the area of anti-discrimination legislation enforcement” will take place at the EU InfoCentre.

13 December 2012

Better Animal Diseases Control for Healthier Lives of the Citizens - EU strengthened the National Veterinary Services to Transpose EU Acquis

On Friday, 14 December 2012, the occasion of the successful completion of the EU-funded project “Strengthening the capacity of the veterinary services for implementation of EU Acquis”, the main project's results, data and future plans will be presented at the EU InfoCentre.

Statement from the Delegation of the European Union on Budget Protests

We have observed with concern and disappointment the politically driven clashes of the past two days in and around the Parliament building, and call on all sides to immediately halt any and all aggressive and provocative actions. While the peaceful expression of different opinions is the...

11 December 2012

GUSTAV KLIMT’S 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN THE EU INFOCENTRE

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of one of Austria's greatest painters, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), the Delegation of the European Union and the Embassy of Austria, in cooperation with the Osten Gallery, have organised several activities.

10 December 2012

Winners of 2012 Jean Monnet Media Awards Announced

Ljubomir Kostovski, journalist from “Globus”, Tomislav Georgiev, photo-reporter from Fokus, and Bojan Petkovski are the winners of this year's Jean Monnet Awards. The winners were announced at yesterday's Awards ceremony which took place at the Youth Cultural Centre.

7 December 2012

The Nobel Peace Prize Award to the European Union and Human Rights Day 2012

On Monday, 10 December, on the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2012 and the Nobel Peace Prize Award to the European Union, the Delegation of the European Union will organise several events at the EU InfoCentre.

6 December 2012

2012 ‘Jean Monnet’ Awards Ceremony

On 06 December, the Delegation of the European Union will organise the awards ceremony for the 2012 ‘Jean Monnet’ winners. The awards will be presented by EU Ambassador Aivo Orav and the President of the Jean Monnet Jury Goran Milic, News Director for Al Jazeera Balkans.

22 November 2012

Support to Ombudsman twinning project completed

On Friday, 23 November, at 12:00hrs, a closing conference of the EU-funded twinning project Support to the Ombudsman will be organised at the EU InfoCentre.

19 November 2012

Signature of three IPA Financing Agreements and opening of EU-funded projects photo exhibition: Partners in Reforms

On Tuesday, 20 November, at 13:00hrs, a signing ceremony of 2011 IPA Financing Agreement, 2011 Cross-Border Cooperation with Greece Financing Agreement, 2007-2010 IPARD Multi-annual Financing Agreement...



15 November 2012

11th edition of Cinedays with over 80 European films

From 15 to 25 November, the 11th edition of the International Film Festival of European Film “Cinedays” will screen over 80 films in several categories.

6 November 2012

EU further supports the State Statistical Office

On Wednesday, 7 November, at 11:30hrs, an official start of the EU-funded twinning project: “Support to the State Statistical Office for capacity building and improving compliance of statistics with EU standards” will be marked at the EU InfoCentre.

31 October 2012

‘Strengthening the Capacities for Integration of Disadvantaged Women in the Labour Market, with Special Focus on Ethnic Minority Women’

On Thursday, 1 November, at 10:30 hrs, at the EU Info Centre a formal Launch ceremony will mark the start of the IPA project: ‘Strengthening the Capacities for Integration of Disadvantaged Women in the Labour Market, with Special Focus on Ethnic Minority Women’.

27 October 2012

A different night at the EU InfoCentre: Jazz sounds as part of the series of events named “Cultural stories”

Sounds of jazz standards and improvisations vibrated at the EU InfoCentre’ s glass walls, as the first of the series of events named “Cultural stories” was progressing on the Saturday rainy evening.

26 October 2012

Natasa Tolovska - Winner of Best Essay Competition “Why is it Cool to be Old”

The student from the high school “Georgi Dimitrov” in Skopje - Natasa Tolovska is the winner of the best essay competition “Why is it Cool to be Old” organised as a part of the programme for marking the 2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

26 October 2012

Jazz workshop with Stefan Schultze, Peter Ehwald and the Backyard Jazz Orchestra opens the EU InfoCentre Cultural Stories series of events

On Saturday, 27 October 2012, at 19:00hrs, a jazz workshop will bring together famous regional and European jazz musicians from the Backyard Jazz Orchestra with jazz students from the Shtip Jazz Academy, in a session open to other musicians and general public.

26 October 2012

Strengthening the central and local level capacities for environmental management in the area of air quality

On Monday, 29 October, at 10:00 hrs, at the EU Info Centre a formal closing ceremony will mark the official end of the Twinning project: ‘Strengthening the central and local level capacities for environmental management in the area of air quality’.

24 October 2012

Awarding Ceremony: Best Essay Competition “Why is it Cool to be Old?”

On Thursday, 25 October 2012, at 12:00hrs, an awarding ceremony for the Best Essay Competition for high school students “Why is it Cool to be Old?” will take place at the EU InfoCentre.

22 October 2012

EU continues to support the Police and Criminal Law Reform in the country

On Wednesday, 24 October 2012, at 11:00hrs, an official start of the EU-funded project: Support to the National Police and Criminal Law Reform will be marked at the EU InfoCentre.

19 October 2012

Signature of the IPA 2011 Financing Agreement of the Cross-border Programme with Kosovo

On Monday, 22 October 2012, at 11:00hrs, a signing ceremony of the IPA 2011 Financing Agreement of the Cross-border Programme with Kosovo will be organised at the Government building (Ilinden bb).

8 October 2012

The Delegation of the European Union announces the 2012 Jean Monnet Award

The Delegation of the European Union announces the 2012 Jean Monnet Award which this year celebrates its 10th Anniversary. On the occasion of its 10th Anniversary the Jean Monnet Award would be given in 3 competition categories for best achievements in covering issues related to the EU and the country’s accession to the EU.

27 September 2012

EU finances the 3rd phase of the vaccination of foxes against rabies

On the occasion of the World Rabies Day (28 September), the Delegation of the European Union and the Food and Veterinary Agency will organise a series of events marking this important international day and the launch of the third phase of the vaccination of foxes against rabies funded by the European Union.

26 September 2012

EU strengthened the capacity of the Bureau of Metrology

On Thursday, 27 September 2012, at 11:00hrs, with a closing conference the successful completion of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance to the Capacity Building of Bureau of Metrology” will be marked at the EU InfoCentre.

26 September 2012

Joint Research Centre (JRC) European Commission's in-house science service Information day in Skopje

The European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, and the Ministry of Education and Science are jointly organising an information day in Skopje.

25 September 2012

Assistance to the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) for State Aid Control

On Wednesday, 26 September 2012, at 11:00hrs, an official start of the twinning project “Assistance to the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) for State Aid Control” will be organised at the EU InfoCentre.

24 September 2012

EU supports integration of ethnic communities in the educational system

On Tuesday, 25 September 2012, at 11:00hrs, an official start of the twinning project “Supporting Integration of Ethnic Communities in the Educational System” will be marked at the primary school "Zivko Brajkovski" (Ho Shi Min Str., Municipality of Butel in Skopje).

20 September 2012

European Mobility Week – “Moving in the right direction”

On the occasion of European Mobility Week 2012, the Delegation of the European Union in partnership with the City of Skopje and the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning organises several events aimed at raising awareness about the value and benefits of using alternate and sustainable means of urban transport...

17 September 2012

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following his meeting with Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

''It is a pleasure to be in Skopje for the third time this year to be pushing forward the agenda of HLAD. A lot has changed since our first meeting in March including the time we keep media waiting for the end of the meeting. This only shows how substantive and important our discussions are.

24 July 2012

Statement of Commissioner Štefan Füle at the press conference after the Association council with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

"Today's meeting of the Stabilisation and Association Council was a useful opportunity to jointly review the progress of the accession process, including the priority areas under the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD).

20 July 2012

Largest number of calls ever for next round of FP7

European research and innovation efforts are set to receive a significant increase in funding with the announcement of the largest set of calls for proposals ever under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

25 June 2012

EU-funded project for the Implementation of the Roma Strategy

On Monday, 2 July 2012, at 10:00hrs, a closing conference of the EU-funded project “Support to the implementation of the Roma Strategy” will be organised.

25-27 June 2012

Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) presentations organised in Debar, Kocani and Gevgelija

The representatives of the municipalities, civil society organisations, sport associations, cultural operators, business community, etc. in the cities of Debar, Kocani and Gevgelija will have an opportunity to learn more about EU's Instrument for Pre-accession (IPA).

20 June 2012

Blind people network for representation in the Western Balkans

It is a great pleasure to be with you today to jointly promote and share, so far, results of a meaningful project: "Blind people network for representation in the Western Balkans"

19 June 2012

EU supports the blind people network for representation in the Western Balkans

On Wednesday, 20 June, the Union of blind people within the EU-funded project “Blind people network for representation in the Western Balkans” will organise a panel debate to present the project activities and to discuss its main achievements.

19 June 2012

EU supports a children theatre play on environmental issues

On Wednesday, 20 June at 10:00 hrs in the EU InfoCentre, a press conference on the new children’s theatre play produced in collaboration between Theatre for Children and Youth, EU Delegation and NGO Art Media will be held.

08 June 2012

EU supports the establishment of a new Training Centre for IPA

On Monday, 11 June, the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance for the IPA Training and Support Facility” will hold its final conference. On the occasion of the presentation of the project's outputs, Ambassador Avio ORAV, Head of EU Delegation, Mr. Jovan ANDONOVSKI, State Secretary of the Secretariat for European Affairs and Mr. Arafat SHABANI, Adviser to the National IPA ...

07 June 2012

Europe day in the rural areas

This year the scope of the Europe day activities was widened to the rural areas and villages around the country. During April and May more than 40 villages were visited through two activities - the information campaign "The EU in Close-Up" and the children theatre play “Let me tell you a secret about the environment”.

06 June 2012

Europe day in cities across the country

17 events in 12 cities in total were organised on the occasion of Europe day 2012. A large audiences joined the festivity and took part in panel discussions, film screenings and theatre play.

05 June 2012

Europe Day 2012 in Skopje

On the occasion of the 62nd birthday of the European Union many activities were organised nationwide. In Skopje Europe Day is celebrated traditionally with several major events including the setting the EU & MK flags on top of Vodno (5 May), the Europe Day marathon (6 May), the Waiters’ & Waitresses race (9 May), the Europe Day happening (12 May).

04 June 2012

EU-funded project for Strengthening Administrative Capacity in Waste Management finalised

On Tuesday, 05 July 2012, a National Workshop for Dissemination of Project Results marking the closure of the EU-funded project “Strengthening the central and local level administrative capacities for implementation and enforcement of waste management legislation”.

16 May 2012

EU supported renovation of the House of Culture in Sveti Nikole

On Thursday, 17 May 2012, at 19:30 hrs, an official inauguration of the House of Culture in Sveti Nikole will be organised. The House of Culture "Krste Misirkov" has been renovated with the assistance of the European Union.

14 May 2012

Presentation of CIP in Tetovo and Veles

The representative of the business community, SMEs and municipalities in Tetovo and Veles in May had an opportunity to learn more about the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

9 May 2012

Europe day policy-makers’ discussion

On 9 May, Wednesday, at 10:00hrs, on the occasion of the Europe Day celebrations, Policy-makers’ Discussion will be organised with 70 representatives from 11 countries across Europe, coming from the civil society sector and working on active citizenship, society and governance programmes.

7 May 2012

EU-funded project: “Agri-Environment Measures - Opportunities and Challenges for EU Member States and Candidate Countries” completed

On Tuesday, 08 May 2012, at 09:00 hrs, the closing event of the EU-funded project: Development and Implementation of Agri-environmental measures will take place at the EU Info Center.

30 April 2012

European year 2012 best competition essay

The Delegation of European union in partnership with the Ministry of education and science on the occasion of the European Day of Solidarity between generations announces the European year 2012 best competition essay on the theme “Why is it cool to be old”

27 April 2012

EU-funded project: “Further strengthening of the institutional capacities of the Academy for Training of Judges and Prosecutors” completed

On Friday, 27 April 2012, at 10:00hrs, the closing event of the EU-funded project “Further strengthening of the institutional capacities of the Academy for Training of Judges and Prosecutors (AJP)” will take place at the Conference Room of the Academy for Judges and Prosecutors, 12, Jane Sandanski Street.

Series of Information Sessions Around the Country

The EU Info Points in close cooperation with the EU InfoCentre of the Delegation of European Union from February to June 2012 are organising 20 informative sessions in the cities around the country. The aim of the activities is to bring the EU matters closer to the citizens. The EU Delegation representatives and representatives of ministries and other counterparts deliver numerous presentations that cover topics important for the EU accession process.

23,24 April 2012

Students from the University American College visited EU InfoCentre

The EU InfoCentre on 23 and 24 April hosted about 50 students from the University American College, Skopje. They participated at the lecture about the history of the EU, its institutions, the country’s path toward the EU accession, as well as the joint achievements of the European nations and the possibilities for EU scholarships through Erasmus Mundus programme.

20 April 2012

Children introduced to New European TV Animation Series ‘In Search of Sara J’

A new TV animation project that will help 8 to 12 year olds understand some of today’s most important issues is being launched today in Skopje at the EU Info Centre – EU Delegation, Skopje.

20 April 2012

Numerous cultural & sports activities to celebrate Europe Day 2012

On Monday, 23 April, Ambassador Aivo Orav, Deputy Prime Minister Teuta Arifi and the President of the European Movement, Prof Mileva Gjurovska, will hold a press conference at the EU InfoCentre in Skopje in order to present the activities for celebrating this year’s Europe Day.

17 April 2012

Closing Conference of the EU-funded project: Support to more efficient, effective and modern operation and functioning of the Administrative Court

On Wednesday, 18 April 2012, at 10:00 hrs, the closing event of the EU-funded project: “Support to more efficient, effective and modern operation and functioning of the Administrative Court” will take place at the EU Info Center.

11 April 2012

Children Theatre Play performed in 30 villages throughout the country

In the period 9 April – 15 May, a series of theatre plays, based on the European Union’s brochure "Let me tell you a secret about the environment" will be organised for children from 30 villages around the country. More than 1,500 children from the beginning classes of the elementary schools will learn about the protection of the environment through the theatre play and the discussion about it.

11 April 2012

EU supports Access to information – source for a better information quality project

On 11 April, Wednesday, at 11:00hrs, organisation of a panel discussion titled: Access to information – source for a better information quality will mark the beginning of this EU-funded project, under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

9 April 2012

Presentation of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and other EU-funding opportunities for the business community

On 09 April, Monday, at 10:30hrs, presentation of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and other EU-funding opportunities for the business community will be organised at the EU InfoCentre of the EU Delegation.

6 April 2012

EU and UNICEF support National Conference on “Achievements, Gaps and the Way Forward in Justice for Children Reform”

On Friday, 6 April 2012, at 10:30 hrs, a final national conference of the EU-funded and UNICEF co-funded and implemented “Justice for Children” project will be organised, at the hotel Holiday Inn, Skopje.

02 April 2012

Culture of debating, freedom of expression and independent media workshop

On 3-4 April, a two day workshop, entitled 'Culture of debating, freedom of expression and independent media' will be organised in Ohrid, as part of the People2 People Programme funded by the European Union.

March

Progress report 2011 presented to local communities

The local authorities, representatives of local institutions, public enterprises and CSO’s in Veles, Ohrid and Kavadarci during February were informed in direct communication about the Progress report 2011, which explains the progress made towards EU accession.

March

Progress report 2012 presented to local communities

The local authorities, representatives of local institutions, public enterprises and CSO’s in Veles, Ohrid and Kavadarci during February were informed in direct communication about the Progress report 2011, which explains the progress made towards EU accession.

March

Presentation of CBC in Veles and Ohrid

In March and April, The Cross Border Cooperation programme was presented to the citizens and representatives of municipalities and CSO’s in Veles and Ohrid.

March

Presentation of “Europe for Citizens” in Kriva Palanka and Tetovo

In February, the “Europe for Citizens” programme was presented in Kriva Palanka and Tetovo, to the representatives of the municipalities and CSO’s.

29 March 2012

Consultations with Civil Society: 2012 Progress Report Preparation, March 2012

In the period from 22nd to 26th March, the Delegation of the European Union organised a series of consultations with representatives of civil society and think-tanks to exchange views on key issues relevant from their scope of work and the pre-accession process in the country.

21 March 2012

Release of the 76th National Eurobarometer Report

The Standard Eurobarometer public opinion poll is conducted twice a year. The 76th Eurobarometer (EB76) was carried out between 5 – 20 November 2011 in the 27 member states of the European Union and in the five candidate countries.

20 March 2012

Closing conference of the eu-funded project: technical assistance to the state statistical office

On 20 March, Tuesday, at 10:30 am, the official closing of the EU-funded project “Technical Assistance to the State Statistical Office” will be organised at Hotel Arka, Skopje.

13 March 2012

Presentation of the Culture Programme

On 13 March the Culture programme (2007-2013) was presented to the CSO’s representatives in Kriva Palanka.

12 March 2012

Panel discussion on Social media and politics

On 12 March the EU InfoCentre organised a panel discussion titled “Social media and politics - Taking public dialogue to the next level: Social media, a facilitating factor for participatory democracy”.

8 March 2012

‘Women in the media: challenges and opportunities in achieving balanced representation’

On the International women day, 8 March, the Panel discussion - ‘Women in the media: challenges and opportunities in achieving balanced representation’ took place in the EU InfoCentre.
Speakers analysed the situation of representation, influence and stereotypes about the women in the media.

8 March 2012

EU celebrates International Women’s Day

Equality between women and men is one of the European Union's founding values. It goes back to 1957 when the principle of equal pay for equal work became part of the Treaty of Rome.

06 March 2012

Panel discussion on the Media literacy

On 6 March about 70 participants at the first event of the “Media week” - the Panel Discussion dedicated to media literacy – had an opportunity to be involved in a debate about the media and the importance of competent reading of media messages for participating democracy.

29 February 2012

“Capacity building support to the State Appeals Commission”

Key objective of the project is to support the further strengthening of the capacity of the State Appeals Commission in providing legal remedies to all interested parties in the public procurement contract award procedures.

20 February 2012

Mid-term conference for top management

On the eu-funded twinning project: “supporting the process of fiscal decentralisation through strengthening the capacities for sound financial management and internal financial control on local and central level".

15 February 2012

Third session of “EU for teachers”

The third group of teachers from elementary and high schools from Skopje on 15 February attended the “EU for teachers” activity which aims to deepen their knowledge about the EU and to upgrade the available teaching resources they can use in their classes on this subject.

06 February 2012

60 teachers attended training about the EU

On 06 February second group of teachers from the elementary and high schools from Skopje attended an event which aims to deepen their knowledge about the EU and to upgrade the available teaching resources they can use in their classes on this subject.

02 February 2012

“EU FOR TEACHERS” STARTS AT  EU InfoCentre

The EU InfoCentre on 02 February hosted more than 60 teachers from elementary and high schools in Skopje. They participated at the training which aims to deepen their knowledge about the EU and available teaching resources they can use at the classes on this subject.

24 January 2012

EU SUPPORTED TAX REFORM PROJECT ENDS

On Wednesday, 25 January 2012, the official closing of the EU-funded project: Support to Tax Reform will be organised at the EU InfoCentre, at 12:00 hrs.

17 January 2012

PRESS RELEASE

On Wednesday, 18 January, Danish Ambassador responsible for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Mr Torben Brylle will present the priorities of the Danish Presidency with the European Union. The event will take place at the EU InfoCentre starting at 10:30.