Slovenia’s development assistance to Northern Macedonia in joining the EU continues
Slovenia continues to provide development assistance to North Macedonia, aimed at strengthening the capacity of law enforcement institutions, in achieving the European standards expected for accession to the European Union within the negotiation chapter 24: Justice, Freedom and Security.
This chapter, in addition to the chapter on justice and fundamental rights, is a starting point for further progress towards full EU membership. The European Union has placed chapters on justice and fundamental rights, as well as justice, freedom and security, at the heart of the negotiation process, as these are the issues and areas that are most important to citizens. The process of harmonization and application of regulations in these two chapters is monitored throughout the negotiation process and negotiations in the other chapters can be stopped if the country has not made satisfactory progress in these two chapters.
A workshop will be held in North Macedonia from 23 to 26 November 2020, the purpose of which is to strengthen the capacity of North Macedonia in the field of financial investigations and the successful seizure of assets of crime and property of illegal origin.
The project is part of programme activities of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation Programme financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and carried out together with the State Prosecution, Financial Administration, Ministry of Interior and Police of the Republic of Slovenia.