RDN of RM Participated in European Affairs Committee

On October 29th 2013, the President of the Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia, Petar Gjorgievski, participated in the Sixth extension of 42nd session of the European Affairs Committee, dedicated to public debate on “Using funds from the instrument for pre-accession assistance-IPA” in the Republic of Macedonia.

Six witnesses testified in this extension, including the Minister of Environment and Physical Planning, Mr. Abdullaqim Ademi, Minister and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Ljupco Dimovski and Mr. Zoran Konjanovski.

Regarding to the component V, and related to the rural development in the country, the questions of MPs answered the Head of the Management body of the IPARD program, Mrs. Margarita Deleva, the President of the Rural Development Network of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Petar Georgievski, and from the Federation of Farmers, Mr. Andrija Sekulovski.

In their testimonies the guests informed about the experiences in the use of EU funds, reported on the modifications in direction to the improvement and facilitation of the procedures for obtaining funding through this instrument.

The MPs Antonio Miloshoski, Hajrula Misini, Panche Orcev, Goran Sugarevski, Vladanka Avirovic, Lenche Nikolovska, Deshira Imeri, Panche Dameski, Savo Marachkov, Stanka Anastasovska and Hristina Runcheva asked more questions, mainly concerning the possibilities for IPARD funds to be more accessible to citizens, why the utilization of these funds is small, where are located the weaknesses for their greater utilization and more. (source: www.sobranie.mk)

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