NATO negotiations begin on October 18


       
Skopje, 10 October, 2018 - 16:01 (META) 

Yesterday, the Government, at its 93rd session, adopted the Information on Elements of NATO Accession Negotiations, which will begin on October 18 and 19 at Alliance headquarters in Brussels. The Information on the Establishment of a Working Committee for NATO Integration, which will lead the accession talks, was also adopted.

The Ministers also adopted the Information on the preparation of Macedonia regarding consequences of Brexit, with a focus on trade and economic relations, both bilaterally and multilaterally, and at the level of the European Union. According to the Government, the Foreign Ministry will be the coordinator of all aspects related to the Brexit process, and an inter-ministerial body with representatives from several ministries will be established.

At yesterday’s session, the Ministry of Culture was given the responsibility, in cooperation with several line ministries and competent institutions, to establish a working group that will draft a draft law on a new state award for the promotion of human rights, which will bear the name of the writer and the first President of the Helsinki Committee of the Republic of Macedonia, Meto Jovanovski.

Also, the government has decided to introduce a new intervention subsidy for apple producers. Namely, those producers who will hand over their production to registered buyers will receive a subsidy of 3 denars per kilo of apples. The condition for receiving this new subsidy is that the yield should be delivered by December 25 at the latest, at a price not higher than 5 denars per kilogram.