Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 7, No 1 (2014)

The Effects of the Work of Committee and Commissions on Interethnic Relations in Republic of Macedonia

Aleksandar Petkovski


The Committee and the Commissions on Interethnic Relations are two of the several Consocial instruments, introduced in 2001 following the conclusion of peace agreement and cease of armed conflict between forces under control of the Government of Republic of Macedonia and insurgent National Liberation Army. Principle task of both the Committee and the Commissions on Interethnic Relations is to monitor, discuss and give suggestions to the Parliament i.e. to the Municipal Councils on the manners of advancement of interethnic relations. In the article, the author is evaluating the effects of the work of the Committee and the Commissions through conducting research on various issues related to the structure and the performance of these institutions. The results show that the work of the Committee and the Commissions has inconsiderable influence on the advancement of interethnic relations. The author is suggesting that the partisan composition of these two institutions should be replaced with no partisan composition, and the authorities should provide structural and financial assistance for sustainability of the Commissions for Interethnic relations.  


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