The Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC), member of the SELDI initiative, organized the forum Policies for Anti-corruption on 14 October 2014 in Skopje. During the event the experts from MCIC presented the Macedonian Corruption Assessment Report. Ms. Emina Nuredinoska, Head of Department for Civil Society and Democracy at the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) noted that corruption is the fifth biggest problem in the country, according to the Macedonian citizens. The data from the SELDI Corruption Monitoring System also shows that as most corrupt are perceived the customs officers, the judges, as well as the doctors. Based on the opinion of the business, the authors of the report estimate that the annual “cost” of bribery is EUR 64 million or about 0.85% of the annual Macedonian GDP. U.S. Ambassador Paul Wohlers underlined that corruption is a global problem. He noted that the Macedonian Anti-Corruption Commission has investigated 228 cases in 2013, out of which only seven ended in trials.
Presentation on the Anti-corruption Policies (Adobe PDF, 962, in Macedonian)