The Stabilisation and Association Agreement with the European Communities and their Member States (SAA) is an existing legal framework that regulates the relations between the Republic of Macedonia and the European Union.
The Republic of Macedonia is the first country that signed SAA and the first country in which SAA has entered into force. SAA was signed on 9 April 2001 in Luxemburg and following its ratification by all signatories, it entered into force on 1 April 2004. Although SAA entered into force in 2004, the parts regulating trade and trade issues entered into force on 1 June 2001 by special Interim Agreement on Trade and Trade-related Issues between the Republic of Macedonia and the European Community.
SAA provides a framework for political dialogue and strengthens the regional cooperation, promotes expansion of markets and economic relations among the parties and establishes the grounds for technical and financial support. It includes the following 10 Titles: General Principles; Political Dialogue; Regional Cooperation; Free Movement of Goods; Movement of workers, Establishment, Supply of services, Capital; Approximation of Laws and Law Enforcement; Justice and Home Affairs; Cooperation Policies; Financial Cooperation, and Institutional, General and Final Provisions.
SAA institutional framework provides mechanism for implementation, administration and monitoring of the relations in all areas covered by the SAA. Bodies have been established following the entry into force of the SAA. (more)
The English version of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement of the Republic of Macedonia can be found in the following link: here
The Stabilisation and Association Agreement of the Republic of Macedonia and the integral protocols there of: (link)