CIDOB Breakfast with Radmila Shekerinska, former Minister of Defence of North Macedonia

Is Enlargement EU’s Best Geopolitical Tool?

27 octubre 2023 - 08:30h
LOCALIZACIÓN: CIDOB, Sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets, 12, Barcelona



On October 27, a new edition of CIDOB Breakfasts will take place with the participation of Radmila Shekerinska, former Minister of Defence of North Macedonia. Radmila Shekerinska has served as Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and Minister of Defence of North Macedonia in three different governments. During her mandates, North Macedonia has become the 30th member of NATO and candidate country for accession to the European Union.
She was a Member of the Parliament during four terms, presiding over the National Council for European Integration.

Radmila Shekerinska is still the only woman who has led any of the major political parties in North Macedonia (being the President of the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia from 2006 to 2008). She also served as a Deputy President of SDUM in two consecutive mandates. She was one of the Vice-presidents of the Socialist International and a member of the Presidency of the Party of European Socialists. Shekerinska is a member of the Council of the Progressive Alliance and member of Global Progress. 

Shekerinska has also contributed to peacebuilding. In 2009 and 2012, Shekerinska was the Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the Kyrgyz Republic and Armenia. Shekerinska was actively involved in the peace negotiations (related to the interethnic conflict in Macedonia in 2001) that resulted in the signing of the Ohrid Agreement and she led the negotiations on the first post-conflict government. Shekerinska was also in charge of one of the negotiating teams that ended the political stalemate in the country in 2016. 

This Breakfast is jointly organised by CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) and IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals), in the framework of their research projects  Understanding and Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT) and Reconceptualising European Power (RENPET).

This activity has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 959143.
The present activity reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission and the European Research Executive Agency are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.



Radmila Shekerinska

Radmila Shekerinska

Former Minister of Defence of North Macedonia

CIDOB Breakfast with Radmila Shekerinska, former Minister of Defence of North Macedonia ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA