Corruption poses an extreme danger as it erodes democratic institutions, undermines trust in the state, and complicates business operations significantly. Therefore, combating corruption is of utmost importance across all levels and at all times,” emphasized NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Regarding whether his parliamentary address aimed to encourage lawmakers to adopt constitutional amendments as a condition for the country’s EU path continuation, Stoltenberg refrained from direct comment. However, he highlighted the significance of Macedonia’s progress on the EU membership path for the entire region’s benefit.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, conducted during his inaugural visit to Macedonia following the country’s NATO membership, covers discussions on regional security challenges, the Ukrainian situation, Alliance support, and the imminent challenges faced by the largest military and political alliance.