OSMANI: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SECURITY SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EUROPEAN RULES IS EVIDENT
Minister in charge of European Affairs Bujar Osmani attended the promotion of
the National Coordination Centre for organised crime, where together with the
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Republic of North
Macedonia, Oliver Spasovski addressed the audience.
address Osmani underlined the importance of the reforms and the results related
to the fight against organised and serious crime, as part of the obligations
undertaken by the Republic of North Macedonia for implementation of the reforms
in the respective areas.
promotion of this National Coordination Centre for organised crime comes in an
extremely important period for the country, when all efforts of the state are
invested in the delivery of as many reforms as possible, but also better
quality reforms that will provide the so- called "track-record", i.e.
clear examples of the implementation of the reforms, for which, I expect an
important contribution precisely from the reports on the work of this centre
and similar bodies," Osmani said, pointing out the funds from the IPA 2017
programmes - the project for prevention of serious crime in the Western
Balkans, as well as financial support for the mapping of funds from IPA 2020,
through which funds are provided for this coordinative body, and in general,
for the fight against organised and serious crime.
direction, Osmani expressed satisfaction with the work of the team for reforms
Ministry of Interior, led by Minister Spasovski, for the extremely successful
implementation of the undertaken obligations in Plan 369 and Plan 18, both in
the area of OTA, the reforms in the ASC, and the strengthening of the capacities
in the fight against organised and serious crime. Therefore, Osmani added, the
Republic of North Macedonia shows a serious level of maturity, which he expects
to result in a confirmation of the decision by the European Council in June for
start of the negotiations with the European Union this year.