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Interpol’s global operation seizes tons of smuggled wildlife species

By Zdravko Ljubas, OCCRP, 10 November 2020 OCCRP – Law enforcement agencies across the world seized tonnes of protected wildlife and forestry specimens and products, such as ivory, red sandalwood, and turtles, during a month-long Interpol-coordinated operation which saw hundreds of arrests and prompted investigations worldwide. Operation Thunder 2020… Read More

North Macedonian Ex-Prosecutor and a TV Star Jailed in Corruption Case

A North Macedonian court jailed on Thursday the country’s former anti-corruption prosecutor for misuse of office and her collaborator, a controversial ex-reality star and businessman, for corruption that resulted in the release of the country’s richest man from detention. The former head of the Special Prosecution, Katica Janeva, was sentenced… Read More

North Macedonia’s President Orders Action On Corruption Scandal

North Macedonia’s new president, Stevo Pendarovski, has demanded that officials return from vacation to continue a corruption investigation. Television channel owner Bojan Jovanovski and an associate were arrested in July for allegedly being bribed by businessman Orce Kamcev, a suspect in a money-laundering probe. Jovanovski and Kamcev allegedly agreed to… Read More
26th July 2019
North Macedonia needs to reform its judiciary to ensure it can handle high-level crime and corruption cases before the European Union can set a date to start accession talks, top EU official Johannes Hahn said on Thursday. The former Yugoslav republic changed its name from Macedonia to North Macedonia this… Read More
25th January 2017
Watchdog organisation Transparency International's latest annual report on perceived corruption around the world indicates that a high level of graft persists in Balkan states. Read More
10th November 2016
The fight against corruption in the Western Balkans and Turkey is failing, putting European Union accession at risk. Political elites have too much power and there are limited ways to hold the corrupt to account, according to Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movemen Read More
23rd May 2016
It may be a tiny country of just 2.1 million people but Macedonia is being rocked by a scandal of epic proportions. Read More