Law professors and professionals of the judiciary, police and Ministry of Justice in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia attended workshops on new solutions in international cooperation in criminal matters. The workshops, held between 29 and 31 October and on 12 November 2018, finalised new draft provisions regulating the country’s international cooperation in criminal matters by means of EU perspectives and best practices.

The amendments are  intended to simplify matters and procedures related to international cooperation in the fields of mutual legal assistance, extradition and mutual enforcement of judgements and thus to improve the legislation for cross border police and judicial cooperation. The project’s support of the amendments started in June 2018, with an analysis of the deficiencies of the existing legislation. The new draft text will be finalised by the end of the year, when it will be submitted to the Ministry  of Justice for preparation of the parliamentary procedures.