The rule of law and the fight against corruption are one of the main conditions for Macedonia to remain a developed and prosperous democracy and a part of the Euro-Atlantic structures, said today the US Ambassador Jess Baily, during the lecture he gave at the University of Southeastern Europe in Tetovo.

-The existence of corruption lowers the trust of the citizens towards the government, it makes the institutions weak to pressures and is weakening the economy, and in the case of Macedonia it jeoperdizes the normal course of the process in joining in the Euro-Atlantic structures, said the US ambassador.

Baily said that the corruption is present in all societies, but all parts of the society should fight against it. He stressed that what is necessary for the fight against the corruption is a strong will at the political leadership for fighting this phenomenon, strong institutions without political interferences and active civil sector.