PAR Special Group Meeting

Skopje, 20th of September 2017

The seventh meeting of the Special Group for Public Administration Reform (SG-PAR) between the European Union and the Republic of Macedonia was held on September 20, back-to-back to a public financial management reform dialogue meeting in the Ministry of Finance. The SG-PAR meeting took place after a two-year break.


Mr. Damjan Manchevski, Minister of Information Society and Administration, confirmed that public administration reform is a key priority for the government. He announced that a high-level PAR Council would be set up to steer the reform process and to ensure commitment of all state institutions.


The Commission acknowledged the first positive steps taken by the government to improve transparency and consultations with relevant stakeholders.


Parties committed to continue to work closely on all issues pertaining to public administration reform. Parties agreed that the finalization of the 2018-22 PAR Strategy and the Action plan and the related Public Financial Management Reform Programme 2018-2021 are the key short-term priority.


The SG-PAR was established at the Seventh Meeting of the Stabilization and Association Committee, held on June 3 and 4, 2010 in Skopje. Meetings, which are held once or twice a year, are co-chaired by the European Commission and the Republic of Macedonia.




Ministry of Information Society and Administration