Practitioners from North Macedonia discuss good practices with setting up beneficial ownership registries with colleagues from Belgium and Denmark

06-09 May 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia

Between 6 and 9 May 2019, the Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia organised a peer exchange visit to Belgium and Denmark, for 10 representatives of the Financial Intelligence Office and the Central Register, responsible by law for the establishment of the...

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Supporting the updating the National AML/CFT Risk Assessment (NRA) in North Macedonia

2-4 April 2019 Ohrid, North Macedonia

Fifty representatives of the public and private sector gathered on 2-4 April 2019 in Ohrid, to jointly analyse data gathered related to money-laundering and terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities in the country. During the three-day workshop participants worked in eight groups discussing...

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ECCD organises Strategic Analysis Course for financial analysts and law enforcement personnel from Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro

9-11 April 2019 Podgorica, Montenegro

Twenty-six (26) financial analysts and law enforcement officials from Albania, North Macedonia, and Montenegro attended a three-day course on Strategic Analysis in Podgorica, Montenegro. The Strategic Analysis Course was based on training materials and exercises developed by the Egmont Group of...

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CoE/EU Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey - Closing conference

3 April 2019 Tirana, Albania

The Closing Conference of the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey, will take place on 3 April 2019 in Tirana, Albania. Representatives of beneficiary institutions including policy makers, law enforcement authorities, and the justice sector officials from Albania, Montenegro...

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Countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey to discuss assessing terrorist financing risks in non-profit organizations

26-27 February 2019 Tivat, Montenegro

A two-day workshop on assessing terrorist financing risks among non-profit organisations (NPOs) was organised this week in Tivat, Montenegro, for representatives from the Western Balkans jurisdictions and Turkey. Attended by practitioners and policy makers, the workshop on “Performing Risk...

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Western Balkans and Turkey to discuss implementation of international restrictive measures

29-30 January 2019 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Representatives from seven jurisdictions of the Western Balkans and Turkey met in Skopje on 29-30 January 2019 to discuss “Effective implementation of targeted Financial Sanctions”. The first day of the Regional Workshop focused on requirements set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)...

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Training on “Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Economic Crimes”

21-23 January 2019 Strasbourg, France

A training on “Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Economic Crimes” for representatives of the Financial Intelligence Office, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, Ministry of Interior, Customs Office, Financial Police and judges from “the former Yugoslav...

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Update of the National AML/CFT Risk Assessment begins with support from the Action against Economic Crime

19-20 November 2018 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Hundred and thirty (130) representatives of the public and private sector gathered on 19-20 November 2018, to launch the update of the National Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NRA) supported by the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime in "the...

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The Action against Economic Crime trains state authorities on conducting financial investigations

13-16 November 2018 Ohrid, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Sixteen (16) high level representatives from different Macedonian state authorities are being trained through the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime this week in Ohrid on conducting financial investigations. Representatives from the Special Prosecutors Office, Financial...

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The Action against Economic Crime in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" Training for Trainers on the Protection of Whistleblowers

3-5 October 2018 Ohrid, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

The second training-of-trainers on the protection of whistleblowers, organised by the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime, took place in Ohrid from 3 to 5 October 2018. The main objective was to train trainers from state institutions on various approaches and good...

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4th Steering Committee meeting of the Action against economic crime

14 September 2018 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

The 4th meeting of the Steering Committee for the Action against economic crime in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” took place in Skopje on the 14th of September 2018. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of results achieved in the first two years of the Action and to discuss plans...

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AML/CFT training for brokers and insurance compliance officers

11-12 September 2018 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

A two day AML/CFT training was organised within the Action against Economic Crime on 11-12 September 2018 in Skopje for brokers and insurance compliance officers. Participants and Council of Europe experts discussed basics of AML/CFT, the importance of an AML/CFT programme, and the...

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Training of Trainers on protection of whistleblowers

16-18 May 2018 Ohrid, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

A training of trainers on protection of whistleblowers takes place in Ohrid, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in the period 16-18 May 2018. The event is organised by the Action against economic crime under the Horizontal Facility. The main objective is to train trainers from state...

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Advise towards establishing a Registry of Beneficial Ownership

01 December 2017 Skopje, “the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

For the purpose of supporting the authorities in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in establishing a Central Register for Beneficial owners, the Action against Economic Crime organized a series of activities on this issue. Initially a Roadmap for the establishment of the register was...

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Assessment of AML/CFT Supervisory Methodologies

22-23 November 2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

An assessment of the AML/CFT Supervisory methodologies in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” took place on 22-23 November 2017. The aim was to assess the current AML/CFT Supervisory methodologies (both on site and off site supervision) by discussing the current practice with state...

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Training for Analysts ) in the areas of tactical and strategic analysis

30 October - 1 November 2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

From 30 October to 1 November 2017, the Action against Economic Crime in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, organized a three day training for Analysts in the Financial Intelligence Office (FIO) in the areas of tactical and strategic analysis based on the newly developed ML and FT...

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Roundtable discussion on AML/CFT legislation

25 October 2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

The Action against economic crime organised a Roundtable discussion on AML/CFT legislation in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” in Skopje. Based on comments provided by the Action in the form of a technical paper which analysis the alignment of the legislation with FATF recommendations...

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2nd Steering Committee Meeting of the Action against Economic Crime

10 July 2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

The Action against economic crime held its 2nd Steering Committee on the 10 July 2017 in Skopje. During the meeting the Senior Project Officer, Ms Ilina Garevska presented the achievements of the Action in last 6 months, stating that very important activates from the work plan, such as revision...

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Workshop on “Roadmap for BO Central Register”

29 June 2017 Skopje, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

Within the framework of the Action against Economic Crime the Council of Europe organised a workshop on “Roadmap for BO Central Register” for state authorities. Based on previous discussions with state authorities, the Council of Europe expert presented to relevant institutions the “Roadmap for...

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Workshop on “Transparency of Beneficial Ownership”

28 June 2017 Skopje, "THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA"

Within the framework of the Action against Economic Crime the Council of Europe organised a seminar on “Transparency of Beneficial Ownership” for obliged entities from the private sector, as well as all state authorities involved in combating money laundering and financing of terrorism. A Council...

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