A hundred and thirty representatives of the public and private sector gathered in Skopje on 19-20 November, to launch the update of the National Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NRA).
In the course of the two days, participants and Council of Europe experts discussed reassessment of national and sectoral threats and vulnerabilities, and begun preliminary analysis of data. Lessons learned from the previous NRA process facilitated discussion and also served as a baseline for identifying areas where greater efforts would need to be placed. The workshop concluded with development and presentation of roadmaps and time-lines for data gathering and production of sectorial reports. This is the first step in the process of updating the NRA which is planned to be concluded in June 2019.
The update of the National Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment is supported by the Action against Economic Crime in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, which is part of the "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", a joint programme co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe.