In 2018 the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has placed the reform of the security and intelligence services high on the agenda in the Reform Plan. It aimed to create a reformed, professional, independent and accountable national security institution, which will act in accordance with new strict prescribed legal norms, high ethical and professional standards, and to fulfill the recommendations given by Priebe.
To that end, a special Law for Coordination of the Security and Intelligence Community in the Republic of North Macedonia was adopted.
The Analysis of the Law on the National Security Agency and Law for Coordination of the Security and Intelligence Community in the Republic of North Macedonia reflects the current state from the viewpoint of legal solutions, but also from the viewpoint of real problems seen in practice, which come in part as the result of inconsistent and insufficiently precise legal provisions.
It presents author’s remarks on the legal text and in parallel explains them, so that in the end it offers certain recommendations for decisions that in the next period should be corrected.