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The State of Democracy in North Macedonia in the Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic

The State of Democracy in North Macedonia in the Times of the Covid-19 Pandemic Katerina Kolozova With a team from ISSHS 1. The essence of “state capture” and how its remnants could be exposed during a state of emergency Since 2016, North Macedonia’s progress in the processes of EU integration has been evaluated against the Read More
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Position paper on depolarization of inter-party relations as a precondition of substantively dismantling populist “state capture” governance

20 January 2020, Skopje Katerina Kolozova Position paper on depolarization of inter-party relations as a precondition of substantively dismantling populist “state capture” governance   In order for North Macedonia to fully and truly implement what are by now seemingly forgotten “Urgent Reform Priorities,” set by the European Commission in 2015, a process of effective political Read More
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Position paper on enlargement as deepening of the European Union (in French) – “Deepening” vs. “Enlargement”: A False Dilemma

November 8, 2019 Katerina Kolozova « Approfondissement » versus « élargissement » : un faux dilemme Nous pourrions interroger deux points : d’une part ce que pourrait apporter la Macédoine du Nord à l’Union et à la France et d’autre part ce que l’élargissement lui-même peut leur apporter à l’époque où la France considère son Read More
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TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE AS METHOD OF HEALING A POLARIZED SOCIETY

The attempts to normalize a society that has only recently started recovering from a deep political crisis, and whose index of fragility is fairly high, by purely legalistic means are habitually due to fail. Macedonia’s index of fragility in 2018 is equal to that of 2015,[1] which signals a deep social division and a prolonged Read More
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A House Ready to Crumble? Putting Back the Building Blocks of Macedonia’s Parliamentary Democracy

A House Ready to Crumble? Putting Back the Building Blocks of Macedonia’s Parliamentary Democracy Gordan Georgiev, Ph.D. / Katerina Kolozova, Ph.D.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Prior to the “captured state”, a tag that Republic of Macedonia received amidst the prevalent non democratic practices of Nikola Gruevski’s Government, the state was already captured by a tacit consensus Read More
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MAJOR CIVIL SOCIETY CONCERNS RELATED TO THE REFORM OF MACEDONIA’S SYSTEM FOR INTERCEPTION OF COMMUNICATIONS. [Policy Memo]

As civil society organizations working on monitoring and supporting the implementation of the Urgent Reform Priorities in Macedonia, we welcome the resolve of the new Government to initiate reform of the system for interception of communications that would address the relevant issues outlined by the European Commission. However, in this document we would like to Read More
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DISCURSIVE FORENSICS OF THE MACEDONIAN LAW ON AUDIO AND AUDIO VISUAL SERVICES

The comparative analysis of the language used in the Macedonian law on audiovisual media on one and the corresponding laws of few EU member states (Austria, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and Croatia), on the other hand was undertaken to first identify the subjects and the objects of the legal regulations articulated by the laws. Given Read More
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The specificity of the Macedonian example of “state capture”: Ruminations following the Second Priebe Report

Skopje, 27 September 2017 SHORT POLICY ESSAY The specificity of the Macedonian example of “state capture”: Ruminations following the Second Priebe Report The system of a captured state, specific for the Macedonian version of “illiberal democracy,” is that of the executive branch subordinating or “holding in captivity” the legislative branch and the judiciary. We, the Read More