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Priebe gives lecture at Ohrid School of Natural Law


The German expert, former director of the EU Enlargement Directorate, Reinhard Priebe, gave Friday a lecture before the participants of week-long School of Natural Law organised by the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the US Embassy in Macedonia in Ohrid.

He lectured on the topic “Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights – The Importance of Democratic Values for EU Candidate Countries” before the twenty-five Msc and five PhD students in legal and political studies who are part of the school.

It is my pleasure to be here in Ohrid, to participate at the School of Natural Law and to inform young lawyers about European integration processes and European values that are a prerequisite for membership. I expect an open discussion with them, I hope that I will succeed on scientific basis to convey them what the European integration means, Priebe said, refusing to give any statements in regard to the political situation in the country.

Priebe is expected to visit Skopje in the coming days for meetings with government officials on urgent reform priorities as well as government’s action plan for their implementation. Measures from the Action Plan for removing obstacles to Macedonia’s EU accession will be presented to EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn, who arrives in Macedonia on Monday.