International Relations and Policy Development of the Republic of Macedonia

Stojanovska-Stefanova, Aneta (2017) International Relations and Policy Development of the Republic of Macedonia. In: Proceedings book: International Conference on Economic and Social Studies (ICESoS’17) “The Rural Business Development in the Balkan Region”. International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, pp. 7-20. ISBN ISSN: 2303-4564


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In order to recapture the essence and justification of this paper, the source of this theoretical review we found it in the definition of statehood. After the end of the thirty years of civil war in Europe and the signing of the peace treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the creation and development of the country began to the form that we know today. In terms of increasing interdependence between the countries, the question of their mutual cooperation is essential. For the states equally important segment with internally arranged relations is the manner on which they concern and regulate the international relations. State boundaries are endpoints to where sovereignty lies within a country. The authorities within it regulate the relations inside and the nature of its international positions. The highest authority, which does not recognize any other form of higher power, is sovereignty. Considering that the law, especially the international, is an active matter open to interpretation, although the basic features of a country are clear, yet there are two types of states divided to a de jure- existing under law and de facto-existing in reality, based on the matter whether and which of the characteristics of statehood they own. Republic of Macedonia, has raised the issue of the international relations high. Confirmation of the said is the chapter VI of the Constitution, which is dedicated to this issue. Except the Constitution, the area of the international relations is stipulated by the Law on Foreign Affairs and the Law of signing, ratification and execution of the international contracts. The Law on Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, precisely defines the concepts of "foreign affairs" and "foreign policy".

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Aneta Stojanovska
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 07:54
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2017 07:54

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