EU integration: Citizens’ perceptions
This document presents a desk analysis of the existing research on the citizens’ perceptions regarding the integration of Republic of Macedonia in the European Union, conducted in the past five years. The purpose of the analysis is to identify the topics that will further be addressed as part of the project “National EU debate”, conducted by EPI and financed by Civica Mobilitas. The project addresses the lack of debate and inclusiveness of the wider public in the public policy process in Republic of Macedonia. The situation regarding inclusion of the wider public, as well as the existing of an argumentative debate about the EU accession process, has worsened further, due to the backsliding in the accession process as a result of the combination of domestic issues and the name issue.