European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation
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 2019, the North Macedonian Liaison Prosecutor was involved in 21 new cases and 3 coordination meetings.
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 Primary Public Prosecutor’s Office of Skopje, after graduating from the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors. There, she worked in the Department for International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, executing incoming mutual legal assistance (MLA) requests, as well as in the Department for Drugs, Sexual and Violent Crimes. Ms Ristoska was appointed prosecutor to the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2015, where she was in charge of matters of international cooperation and MLA requests. She also conducted national criminal investigations into complex cases of illegal interception of communications, abuse of official powers, corruption, illegal political party financing and money laundering.