The resolution of a three-decade long dispute with Greece over the constitutional name of the country removed the main obstacles for integration of the country into NATO and the EU. A set of reforms of the judiciary is aimed at decreasing political control and restoring the independence of the judiciary.

Although some progress has been made to prepare the economy for competition in the EU common market, North Macedonia still suffers from weaknesses in education and innovation as well as gaps in investment. Furthermore, it remains overburdened with an unwieldy public administration.

The government has increased transparency and accountability and started to involve more stakeholders in policy making, but more work is needed to increase professionalism, efficiency and equality in public administration.

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