A national security sweep apprehends alleged ISIL supporters, including two at the Sarajevo airport.
The two countries will conduct expert exchanges, and Croatia will have access to the pilot training centre in Skopje.
Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
Roma leaders emphasise the importance of protecting vulnerable citizens from the recruiting efforts of ISIL and other radical groups.
Political analysts expect the pro-European coalition will win the upcoming parliamentary election in Moldova.