Malinka Ristevska Jordanova has been engaged in the EU integration process since the late nineties, holding high public administration positions in the Macedonian Parliament and Government. As State Advisor in the Secretariat for European Affairs, she chaired the MK-EU SAA Subcommittee on Justice and Home Affairs from 2002-2008 and the SAA Committee from 2008-2010 and was the coordinator of the national programme for the adoption of the acquis. She gave a special contribution to the candidacy of her country for accession to the EU, the fulfilment of the recommendations for starting accession negotiations and realising the benchmarks set in the roadmap on visa liberalization. Dr. Ristevska – Jordanova is a founder and former director (February 2011 - February 2017) of the Macedonian think tank European Policy Institute – Skopje, now being a non-executive member of its Management Board. In her research, Dr. Jordanova has focused on the application of the EU policy of conditionality in the region of South-East Europe, as well as on the transposition of the EU acquis.