The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice


File : Impact of the publication of the 2012 edition of the CEPEJ evaluation report of European judicial systems

"The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

20th CEPEJ plenary meeting, 6 and 7 December 2012 in Strasbourg

    Tour de table: how has the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems – 2012 edition” been received and used in the member States?

In “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, the report has been widely covered by the media on specific issues. The national TV channel also did a large coverage of the publication of the report. Emphasis was placed on the salary of judges and prosecutors, the number of judges and the clearance rate. The Report has been published on the website of the Ministry of Justice, of the Academy for training of judges and prosecutors and other judicial institutions. It has been sent by e-mail to all the court presidents. An event was organised for all the court presidents during which M. Nikola PROKOPENKO presented the Report.

    Thematic analysis of the Press review on the occasion of the publication of the CEPEJ Report “European judicial systems – 2012 edition”

    § Public Expenditures: courts, prosecution system and legal aid

The article mentions the budget allocated to justice. Although the budget is low, the journalist points that a comparison with countries such as France does not make any sense.

    § Courts

The journalist reports that FYROM is in the European average regarding the territorial representation of courts with 1.7 courts per 100.000 inhabitants.

    § Fair trial and court activity (clearance rate, disposition time)

The article mentions the average length of proceedings (259 days).