The Council of Europe will teach the Macedonian authorities how to implement the principles of good governance

Slavica Grkovska, the deputy prime minister for good governance policies/Photo: Sloboden Pechat

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of good governance policies, Slavica Grkovska, within the framework of the visit of the Council of Europe, today he had a meeting with Claudia Luciani, director of the Directorate for Human Dignity, Equality and Governance, with whom they discussed the possibilities for deepening mutual cooperation, especially in terms of implementing the principles of good governance.

Grkovska presented her initiative in the Republic of North Macedonia, with the support of the Council of Europe, to establish a regional Center for good governance, which will allow to improve the capacities for good governance of the administration, public institutions, the civil sector, and the public in general.

Such a Center, as stated in today's announcement, would be similar to the Center of Expertise of the Council of Europe, and would provide capacity-building programs, expertise and policy development to local, central, and regional authorities.

Director Luciani assessed that this is an excellent opportunity for the advancement of mutual cooperation and that such a Center can make a serious contribution to the advancement of the institutions' capacities. She emphasized that this Center will enable the promotion of the principles of good governance and the strengthening of awareness about them.

The meeting was also attended by Dan Popescu, head of the Department of Democracy and Governance, with whom the modalities of future cooperation were specifically discussed.

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