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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National Coordination Centre representatives trained on IBM I2 Analyst Notebook in North Macedonia by the Action against Economic Crime

28 October -01 November 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia

Fifteen representatives of different institutions, most of them seconded to the National Coordination Centre established within the Ministry of Interior of North Macedonia, took part in the five-day training on IBM Analyst Notebook Software 9.0 that took place in Skopje from 28 October to 1...

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North Macedonia updated the National ML/FT Risk Assessment (NRA)

15-17 October 2019 Skopje, North Macedonia

Over forty representatives of the public and private sector gathered in Skopje to jointly analyse the data related to money laundering and terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities in the country which will be the basis for the updated draft National ML/TF Risk Assessment (ML/TF NRA) of...

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Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime in North Macedonia supports the annual regional meeting of FIUs

3-4 October 2019 Ohrid, North Macedonia

Heads of Financial Intelligence Units and representatives from 10 countries from the Western Balkans, including Greece and Bulgaria participated in the 14th annual meeting of Heads of FIUs which took place in Ohrid, North Macedonia on 3-4 October 2019. The participants in the event discussed the...

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Contacts Contacts
Unit for Eastern and Southeastern Europe (E & SEE)
Contacts in Headquarters (Strasbourg)

Head of Unit 
Mr Mustafa FERATI
Phone: +33 (0)3 90 21 45 50
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Mustafa.FERATI [at] coe.int

Programme Co-ordinator
Phone: +33 (0)3 90 21 42 14
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Maia.MAMULASHVILI [at] coe.int

Project Co-ordinator
Mr Jamie BROWN
Tel: +33 (0)3 90 21 64 77
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 39 55
Email: Jamie.BROWN [at] coe.int

Programme contacts in Skopje/North Macedonia

Senior Project Officer
Phone:+389 2 3100 328
Email: Ilina.GAREVSKA [at] coe.int

Project Assistant
Phone:+ 389 2 3100 324
Email: Maja.KOSTOVA [at] coe.int

Council of Europe Programme Office in Skopje 
Soravia Business Centre
Filip Vtori Makedonski, no. 3
1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia