North Macedonia

North Macedonia

Eurojust and North Macedonia, then the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, signed a Cooperation Agreement in November 2008, with the first Liaison Prosecutor Lenche Ristoska taking up her duties in November 2018.

In 2022, the Liaison Prosecutor for the Republic of Macedonia was involved in 25 new cases, 8 coordination meetings, and 1 coordination centre.

Liaison Prosecutor

Lenche Ristoska
Lenche Ristoska

Liaison Prosecutor

Lenche Ristoska took up her duties as Liaison Prosecutor for the Republic of North Macedonia at Eurojust in November 2018. Ms Ristoska graduated with honours from the Faculty of Law at St Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, and passed her bar examination in 2008. In 2013, she was appointed public prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office of Skopje, after graduating from the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors. There, apart from working on different types of criminal cases, she also worked in the Department for International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, executing incoming mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests. Ms Ristoska worked as a prosecutor in the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office from 2015 to 2019, where she conducted national criminal investigations into complex cases of illegal interception of communications, abuse of official powers, corruption, illegal political party financing and money laundering, being at the same time in charge of matters of international cooperation and MLA requests.

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Casework

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
11
-
11
21
5
16
34
11
23
32
8
24
25
4
21
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 1 3 3 3 8
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) - - - 1 1
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) - - - - -