20th Conference of SEEPAG

Ohrid, May 8th – 9th 2012

The 20th SEEPAG Meeting, having as topic “Criminal associations, types of organized criminal groups, cases processed in the SEEPAG countries, and problems that arise in practical work” was held on 8– 9 of May 2012 in Ohrid,  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, with the participation of all 13 SEEPAG Members, and representatives of Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC), Regional Cooperation Council,  US Department of Justice and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Regional Programme: IPA 2010 “Fight against organized crime and corruption: Strengthening the Prosecutors´ Network” .

Mr. Ljupco Svrgovski, General Public Prosecutor of the host country, addressed the opening remarks, along with the SEEPAG Chairperson, Mr. Jovan Ilievski, and Mrs. Snejana Maleeva, SELEC Director for Legal and Internal Affairs.

During the meeting, Member States’ representatives presented their national legislation and jurisprudence related to the topic of the meeting. In addition, Mrs. Maleeva introduced the newly developed webpage of SEEPAG, which contains, inter alia, the basic legislation in penal matters of the SEEPAG countries as well as main international legal instruments related to the fight against organized crime. The developed website includes also useful tools for an efficient communication and cooperation among the SEEPAG Members.

The members decided that the next SEEPAG Meeting will take place in Skopje, in October 2012, having as topic: “The relation between the prosecution offices and media”.