OSMANI: THE ASSEMBLY SUPERVISION OF THE SECURITY SERVICES IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE REFORM PROCESS
Minister in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani together with a delegation
from the Secretariat for European Affairs today held a meeting with the
Committee for supervising the work of the security and counter- intelligence
directorate and the Intelligence Agency in the Assembly of the Republic of
North Macedonia, headed by the President of the Commission, Emil Dimitriev.
meeting, the role of the Committee in provision of effective parliamentary
oversight of the work of the security and intelligence services, as well as the
possibilities for cooperation and support by the SEA as a coordinator of the
process in terms of institutional, technical and financial support, including
support through current projects of the Secretariat.
reform of the security services is one of the key areas closely followed by the
EC and by the Member States," said Deputy Prime Minister Osmani.
"From the aspect of the legal framework, we have made significant
progress, that is, we have successfully completed the first phase with the
establishment of the OTA, and already in the parliamentary procedure are the
laws that will enable the separation of the ASC from the Ministry of the
Interior and the establishment of a new agency that will be responsible for
internal intelligence for security purposes," Osmani added. In
addition, he expressed satisfaction with the work of the Parliamentary
Committee for monitoring of security services, pointing them as one of the main
tools in establishing the functionality of the reforms as an important element
in assessing the overall transformation of the country's security system.
meeting is part of the institutional visits of the Deputy Prime Minister
Osmani, which are aimed at monitoring the implementation of the reforms from
Plan 18, the challenges related to it, as well as the corresponding
"track- record" of the activities from the implementation of the