There’s no question that we’re constantly aligning domestic law with EU law, which is also our strategic goal. But, my personal dilemma, and I believe most citizens would agree, is whether state institutions have substantially or only formally adopted and follow European values and principles in this area, President Stevo Pendarovski told a regional anti-corruption forum “Fulfilment of the Promise of EU Enlargement: 30 years of governance and anti-corruption reforms in Central and Eastern Europe” on Friday.

President Pendarovski called for co-operation among institutions, the NGOs and the private sector because, he underlined, it is one of the successful ways of tackling corruption, and transparency and accountability are based on good governance and the rule of law.