NATIONAL EUROPEAN INTEGRATION COUNCIL
Being guided by the strategic determination of the Republic of Macedonia for membership in the EU and being fully supported by its citizens, and in particular taking into consideration the necessary criteria and the obligations taken over by the institutions in charge and all the social entities, the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, on its session held on 19 November 2007 adopted a Decision for Setting Up a National European Integration Council (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia No.140/2007).
The Chairperson of the Council comes from among the MPs who are in the Opposition, and the Deputy Chairperson from the ruling parliamentary parties. The Council has 17 members: four members from the Opposition and the ruling party each, and ex officio members: the chairperson of the European Affairs Committee, chairperson of the Foreign Policy Committee and Co-chairperson of the Joint Parliamentary Committee of the Republic of Macedonia and the EU.
Members of the National Council are also: the Vice-President of the Government in charge of the European Issues and one representative each from the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Cabinet of the President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts, Community of the Local Self-Government Units and from the Journalists Association of the Republic of Macedonia. These members participate in the work of the Council, having no right to vote.
Pursuant to Article 5 of the Decision for Setting Up a National European Integration Council, 11 appointed members from the chambers of commerce, labor unions, religious communities and the civil society are also included in the work of the Council.
The manner of work, the rights and the obligations of the chairperson, the deputy - chairperson and members of the Council, the publicity of the work and the expert, administrative and other logistics of the Council are regulated by the Rules of the National Council.
The sessions of the Council are public. Proposal for work of the Council in camera may be given by the chairperson or by at least one third of the members, and the Council should accept it by consensus. The audio records and minutes of all the meetings so far are open for the public.
The Council brings its decisions by reaching consensus from among the present MPs having the right to vote.
Chairperson: RADMILA SEKERINSKA JANKOVSKA
Deputy - Chairperson: SILVANA BONEVA
Members: ALEKSANDAR NIKOLOSKI
PETAR POP ARSOV
Vice-President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, in charge of European Integration
From the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia
From the Cabinet of the President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia
From the Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts
From the Community of Units of Local Self-Government
Chairperson of the Journalists Association in the Republic of Macedonia
Chairperson of the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce
Representative of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Macedonia
Chairperson of the Macedonian Association of Labor Unions
Member of the Head Board of the Confederation of Free Labour Unions
Chairperson of the Union of Independent and Autonomous Labour Unions in Macedonia
Civil Platform of Macedonia
HIS BEATITUDE HERACLEAN EPISCOPE KLIMENT
Macedonian Orthodox Church
Secretary of the Mufti of the Islamic Religious Community
MIMOZA SHUMKOVSKA- VELJANOVSKA