Nazmije Merko Zabzun, Genc Merko

Nazmije Merko Zabzun, PhD Candidate in Economics, International University of Struga

 n.merko@eust.edu.mk, +389(0)46-786160

Adress: Ezerski Lozja n.1 6330 Struga R. Macedonia

Genc Merko, MSc. of Law Science, International University of Struga

g.merko@eust.edu.mk, +389(0)46-786160

Adress. Ezerski Lozja n.1 6330 Struga R. Macedonia

THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE 21st CENTURY:

Decentralization process as a (pre)condition for accessing the European Union


Abstract

 

Decentralization as one of the main and primary conditions for membership in the EU tells us that Macedonia as a country has obstacles in the budget allocation and development of the state.

This paper will explain that decentralization happens not only for one or the other ethnicity in Macedonia (Macedonian or Albanian), it constitutes a multi-ethnic equality for all citizens of a country.

We are aware that decentralization (as a process) is not in a proper level in many European countries, countries referred to as the best model in case of the need for strategies and models of progress and development, but this fact leads  us inevitably towards the view that ‘maybe’ Our state is the object of test and experiment; etc..

   The decentralization process in Macedonia flounders due to non-implementation of the Law on Equal Regional Development which although was adopted in 2007, does not apply in practice. According to this law, only 1% of GDP should be allocated to regions through the Ministry of Local Government. If you will be allocated 1% of GDP in MVL, then through the National Council attended by eight ministers and eight head of Regions led by Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, then it will be shared a good part of the assets over 40 million Euros and equally will carry out major projects in eight regions of the country.  

Key words:

Decentralization, R. of Macedonia, the Ohrid Agreement, the Local Self-Government Legislation