Horizontal FacilityThe European Union and Council of Europe signed Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (hereafter referred to as “Horizontal Facility”) on 23 May 2016. The Horizontal Facility builds on the Council of Europe and EU Policy priorities in the context of the Western Balkans and Turkey and on the Council of Europe expertise in standard-setting, monitoring and cooperation methodologies. It aims to improve implementation of key recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies in the areas indicated in the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy. Phase I of the Horizontal Facility begun on 24 May 2016 and lasted until 24 May 2019. It is succeeded by Phase II of the Horizontal facility which is planned to last until 24 May 2022. 

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Discussion on Macedonian whistleblowing legislation

31 August 2020 Video meeting

Macedonian whistleblowing legislation was subject to an in-depth discussion in order to strengthen its effectiveness through increased compliance with international standards. The activity was organised by the Action against economic crime through a video meeting that took place on the 31st of...

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Second Working Group meeting on the amendment of the AML/CFT Law in North Macedonia

13 July 2020 Video meeting

Following its continuous support to national authorities in amending the AML/CFT Law, on 13 July 2020, the Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility II Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia organised a second video conference with COE expert and FIU representatives. The...

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Working Group meeting on the amendment of the AML/CFT Law in North Macedonia

10 June 2020 Skopje, North Macedonia

The Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility II Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia continues to support national authorities in amending the AML/CFT Law. In line with the findings of the updated NRA, comments and recommendations were provided by the Council of Europe’s...

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