Regional Seminar "Strengthening the Regional Cooperation in Southeast Europe in the Fight against Financial Crime”

29th November 2017, Skopje – Government of the Republic of Macedonia, at its last session, adopted a national strategy for the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism, Minister of Finance Dragan Tevdovski PhD pointed out at the regional seminar covering the topic "Strengthening the Regional Cooperation in Southeast Europe in the Fight against Financial Crime, focusing on Мoney Laundering and Financing of Terrorism", organized by OSCE.

On the basis of this Strategy, the entities assigned to undertake measures and actions for preventing money laundering and financing terrorism, the Financial Intelligence Office, the Financial Police Office as well as other bodies in charge of prosecution of perpetrators of the crimes money laundering and financing terrorism, are expected to properly respond to their task, by which the system for preventing money laundering and terrorism financing, will effectively protect the integrity of the financial sector and the economy against the threats from money laundering and terrorism financing, also contributing to strengthening the national security and safety, Tevdovski said.

Seminar was also attended by the Ambassador of Italy Carlo Romeo, Head of the  OSCE  Mission to Skopje, Ambassador Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Agim Nuhiu, and representatives from countries of Southeastern Europe.