The Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Dimitar Kovacevski in an interview with “Euronews” spoke about current issues, the maintenance of economic stability in the country and the progress and strategy of the Government for full EU membership, emphasizing the new energy in dialogue with Bulgaria, which will help overcome the challenges and start negotiations with the European Union.

The fight against crime and corruption has yielded results by improving our position in Transparency International reports. We have now become a country with democratic conditions, while in the past there were shortcomings in the country’s democratic procedures, and we are very happy with this improvement, Kovacevski told “Euronews”.

He added in the interview that the macro-financial assistance of the European Union has helped a lot, not only from the perspective of pure financial assistance, but also from the aspect of continuing with the reforms we have started in the field of public financial management and other areas.

This also gave a clear signal to other international financial institutions and donors with which we cooperate, that we have a stable economic policy in times of crisis, said Prime Minister Kovacevski, referring to the regular coordination with EU institutions in order to strengthen public institutions in order to properly implement the necessary reforms.

Prime Minister Kovacevski also told “Euronews” that Macedonia has a clear strategic goal to become a full member of the Euro-Atlantic associations. He stressed the benefits of NATO membership as the 30th member state, adding that the new dialogue with his Bulgarian counterpart Kiril Petkov is aimed at restoring trust between the two countries to boost the country’s EU bid .