Ambassador to Serbia, North-Macedonia and Montenegro, Mr. Arne Sannes Bjørnstad, announced today the support to the Parliament of the Republic of North-Macedonia provided through the Nordic Support for Progress of North-Macedonia Project that will aim to further develop the existing competencies of the Parliament to engage in successful EU integration process. “Cooperation is key in the EU accession process, because once you become an EU member state you become a partner of many countries. I expect that this process will trigger the macroeconomic growth of North-Macedonia and I hope that this happens as soon as possible,” said ambassador Bjørnstad.
This support is provided through the “Nordic Support for Progress of North-Macedonia” project that is jointly funded by Norway and Sweden in the next two years. The support of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs will include technical assistance, specific trainings and advisory services that will help its member better prepare for the EU integration process.
"This support to the Committee for European Affairs comes at the right time. It is aimed to improve institutional and administrative capacities of the Committee itself, both for the members and administrative personnel. For the first time ever, a parliamentary committee is a direct beneficiary of international support”, stated Mr. Artan Grubi the president of the Parliamentary Committee for European Affairs in the Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia.
Through this project, Norway will also capacitate other state institutions for the EU accession process, while also supporting local infrastructure improvements and employment programs in North Macedonia.