Minister in charge of European Affairs, Bujar Osmani, had a meeting with a
delegation from Eurostat held by the sectoral director Eduardo Barredo Capelot.
At the meeting,
the topics for Eurostat cooperation with the Republic of North Macedonia were
opened, especially in the wake of the upcoming census, which is expected to be
implemented next year.
"The new Law
on Census is in the final phase of the Government procedure, and soon I expect
it to be adopted, by entering the parliamentary procedure. Our plan is that
there will be no obstacles to implement the census in 2020, although the
preparations will start this year, so that I expect successful process from
which we will obtain reliable data," stated Osmani.
Osmani pointed to
the need for closer cooperation between Eurostat and the institutions of
Republic of North Macedonia, not only as a body with a know-how and experience
in the subject field, but also as an
undisputed authority, in terms of removing any doubt in the reliability
of the results, which is of an exceptional importance for the country,
regarding the bad experience and the created mistrust of the failure in the
implementation of the process last time.