Discussion

Tackling constitutional challenges on the road to the European Union:

Perspectives from South-East European accession countries

The compilation of papers that will be published is a follow-up activity to the regional conference on the same topic organized by the Association Zenith in 2011 and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Program South East Europe.

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The compilation of papers that will be published on the occasion of this event on the subject “Tackling constitutional challenges on the road to the European Union: Perspectives from South-East European accession countries” is a follow-up activity to the regional conference on the same topic organized by the Association Zenith in 2011 and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Program South East Europe. With the promotion of this compilation, the KAS and ZENITH are aiming to maintain, deepen and further expand the debate on the impact of the process of European integration on national constitutions in South-East European accession countries, namely Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME

11.00 – 11.15Registration of participants

11:15 – 11:45Opening session

Welcoming remarks

•Mr. Aleksandar Nikolov, Executive Director of the Association for Development Initiatives – Zenith

Opening addresses

•H.E. Mr. Blerim Bexheti, Minister of Justice (TBC)

•Mr. Robert Liddell, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Delegation of the European Union

•Mr. Thorsten Geissler, Director of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – Rule of Law Program South East Europe

11:45 – 12:00Coffee/Networking break

12:00 – 12:15Presentation of the publication

Tackling constitutional challenges on the road to the European Union: Perspectives from South-East European accession countries

Mr. Zoran Nechev, Program Manager at the Association for Development Initiatives – Zenith

12.15 – 13:15Presentation of two papers discussion on the Macedonian constitutional challenges on its path towards the European Union

•Dr. Tanja Karakamisheva – Jovanovska, Law Faculty “Iustinianus Primus”, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

•Mr. Aleksandar Spasenovski, Member of Parliament of Macedonia, PhD candidate and assistant at the Law Faculty “Iustinianus Primus”, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius – Skopje

•Mr. Igor Spirovski, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia

•Representative of the Constitutional Court

•Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

13:15 –13:20Closing remarks

Mr. Aleksandar Nikolov, Executive Director of the Association for Development Initiatives – Zenith

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Venue

Business center Impeksel 2

Contact

Thorsten Geißler

Thorsten Geißler

Head of the KAS Office in Bulgaria

thorsten.geissler@kas.de +359 2 943-4388 +359 2 943-3459

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