thumbnailEU, Balkan countries to increase law enforcement co-operation
2014-12-30The Union approved funding for a new project to fight organised crime and enhance border security.
thumbnailMacedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters
2014-08-29Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
thumbnailOSCE explores ways to prevent extremism in the Balkans
2014-07-28Experts discuss approaches to counter radicalisation of potential terrorists.
thumbnailInternational foundation assists the Balkans against organised crime
2014-05-05Macedonia will co-operate with an international non-governmental organisation to prevent and fight organised crime.
thumbnailPolice focus on stopping illegal drugs in Macedonia, Serbia
2014-04-29Police employ a systematic approach to combat street drug dealing.
thumbnailJoint border police centres boost Balkan nations' fight against illegal immigration
2014-01-16The centres allow for exchange of information among border police forces and joint operations.
thumbnailPolice, citizens finding ways to co-operate in the Balkans
2013-12-24The practice harmonises regional with EU standards and helps the police work preventively in addition to solve crimes.
thumbnailBalkan countries strengthen airport border security
2013-12-12Co-operation among airport border police in the region is gaining momentum.
thumbnailMacedonia and Montenegro tackle cybercrime
2013-10-22The two countries increasingly use specialised units to address the growing number of cybercrimes.
thumbnailSecurity should be addressed after Macedonia espionage sting, expert says
2013-09-27Police uncovered a trove of information collected by a spy ring that allegedly sold classified documents and collected information to blackmail public officials.
thumbnailTraining strengthens anti-terrorism capabilities in region
2013-09-20State institutions and security forces co-operate in a hostage rescue exercise.
thumbnailExperts on guard against Islamic extremism in Macedonia
2013-08-17Experts say there are extremist cells in Macedonia, but no evidence to support a recent report from a Russian media outlet.
thumbnailBalkans claim victories against contraband cigarettes
2013-07-11Hundreds of thousands of counterfeit cigarettes have been confiscated and police have arrested several suspects accused of smuggling across the region.
thumbnailMacedonian anti-corruption efforts pay off
2013-06-24Authorities arrest 13 in an anti-trafficking operation, including a police officer from the border service.
thumbnailSkopje, Tirana increase focus on organised crime
2013-06-08A new contact centre for police in Macedonia and Albania will allow for better co-operation.
thumbnailPolice deal blow to artifact theft in Macedonia
2013-05-10Officials from the office for protection of cultural heritage are among 19 suspects arrested.
thumbnailWar criminal's release provides closure for Macedonia
2013-04-20Convicted war criminal Johan Tarculovski returns home to a hero's welcome.
thumbnailTrajkovski investigation reopened on new evidence
2012-12-06BiH reopens plane crash investigation in light of new evidence from Macedonian authorities.
thumbnailSerbia, Macedonia addressing false asylum issue
2012-11-05The Western Balkan countries are taking additional measures to avoid suspension of the visa-free regime.
thumbnailBalkan women a key factor for peace building
2012-10-16Organisations across the region join forces to promote female participation in security jobs, decision-making.
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