With the adoption of ‘The Strategy bases of the Republic of Macedonia for acquiring associative EU member status’ as of September 1997, the Government set up grounds for establishing management system of the European integration process. In the function of major effectiveness and efficiency as well as increasing obligations towards the European Union, this system has been continuously upgraded. Its current structure is as follows:
- Committee for Euro-Atlantic Integration – represents the decision-making body of the country policy in the European integration process. The Committee is chaired by the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Ministers and all Ministers in the Government, as well as the Governor of the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia and the President of MASA are its members.
- Working Committee for European Integration of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia – is chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Government in charge of European Affairs, and all state secretaries of the ministries are its members. This operational and interministerial body defines the methods and dynamics for implementation of strategic decisions, political guidelines and priorities of the Government and carries out monitoring on the realisation of the actual tasks.
- The Deputy Prime Minister of the Government in charge of European Affairs – manages and coordinates the operative part of integration process of the Secretariat for European Affairs, ensures coordination and conformation of the work of the state administrative authorities and other bodies and institutions in the preparation of the Republic of Macedonia relating to negotiations and membership in the European Union.
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Sector for the European Union – is in charge of the communication with the European structures through the Mission of the Republic of Macedonia in Brussels, gathering valid and timely information that have impact on the integration process, as well as presenting uniform perspectives and positions in the European structures.
Furthermore, the Committee of Working Groups for Approximation of Legislation, the Secretariat for Legislation (evaluating the approximation of legislation), the General Secretariat within the Government (to observe Article 66 of the Rules of Procedure of the Government for approximation with the EU regulations), the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia (adopting the laws in the field of European integration), the Committee for European Affaires within the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia and the National Council for European Integration actively participate in the process of approximation of the national with the EU legislation.