Political system: Parliamentary republic
Capital city: Skopje
Total area: 25,713 km2
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's application for membership in the EU was submitted on 26 February 2004.
The Commission delivered a positive opinion on 9 November 2005.
The European Council of 15/16 December 2005 decided that the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was a candidate country.
The Council adopted on 18 February 2008 the revised Accession Partnership with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The Council has not yet decided to launch accession negotiations.
For further information see: Commission's Enlargement site for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia