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Action Summary

The Action Against Economic Crime in the Republic of North Macedonia (HFII - AEC-MKD) aims at strengthening anti-corruption and anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing regimes and thus seeks to increase trust in the rule of law and democracy in North Macedonia by. The Action will support the authorities in the effective implementation of the recent key recommendations of the monitoring bodies of the Council of Europe - Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) and Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and to contribute to tailored reform processes in the country.

Main beneficiaries of the Action are institutions/bodies involved in countering and preventing corruption, money laundering and financing of terrorism.

This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union "Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II 

Expected Results

 Improved legal and operational framework on preventing and combating corruption;

 Strengthened and more efficient Asset Recovery Framework;

 Enhanced anti-money laundering and terrorist financing prevention mechanisms. 


Duration: 36 months (May 2019 – May 2022)

Beneficiaries/Partners: North Macedonia

Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe

Budget: 775 000 EUR

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.


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