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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5th Steering Committee Meeting of the Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia

05 May 2022 Skopje, North Macedonia

On 05 May 2022, the Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia held its 5th Steering Committee meeting (SCM), attended by representatives of the Council of Europe in Skopje and headquarters, as well as from the Delegation of the European Union in Skopje and beneficiary institutions. Council...

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Working group meeting - Drafting legal arrangements on non-conviction based confiscations

18-20 April 2022 Ohrid, North Macedonia

The Action continued to support the working group responsible for drafting the legal arrangements regarding non-conviction-based confiscation. The working group met in the period 18-20 April and revised that last version of the draft legislation with the aim to address several outstanding issues,...

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North Macedonia is preparing a ML/FT risk assessment of legal persons and legal arrangements

28 March 2022 Skopje, North Macedonia

On 28 March 2022, the Action against economic crime organised an online meeting with representatives of the Financial Intelligence Office, law enforcement authorities, as well as supervisors in order to initiate the process of assessing ML/FT risk related to the different types of legal persons...

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