Profiles: Macedonia


Last Updated: October 2010
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The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) was established by the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia on November 12, 2002, in accordance with to the Law on Prevention of Corruption (Official Gazette "o. 28 adopted on April 26, 2002). The State Commission is autonomous and independent in exercising its function, meaning that the Commission is detached from the government, and other Constitutional powers. SCPC submits an annual report to the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia, and forwards it to the President, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and the media. The SCPC’s main function consists of corruption prevention and carrying out activities in the area of public awareness and education.

Does your government have a single or primary anticorruption strategy?

The State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, according to the Law on Prevention of Corruption is competent for coordination of development and for adoption of the national anti-corruption strategy (State Programme for Prevention and Repression of Corruption with Action plan). SCPC up to now has adopted two anti-corruption strategies that refer to the period 2003-2007 and 2007 – 2011. A Government Action Plan for Fighting Corruption covering the period 2007-2011, including budgetary implications, was also adopted in 2007, as a complementary part to the SCPC's State Programme. In addition, SCPC in 2008 adopted the State Programme for Prevention of Conflict of Interests with Action plan (2008-2010).

What are the main anticorruption laws of your country?

Law on Prevention of Corruption (2002) and Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interests (2007).

Is there one agency in charge of coordinating AC efforts across agencies?

State Commission for Prevention of Corruption.

Functions Prevention,Investigation,Policy
Permanent Staff 16
Number of prosecutors(if applicable)
Number of investigators (if Applicable)

Number of cases handled annually

500-600 cases

Budget Autonomy No
Annual Budget of the Agency US ($) 350.000
Are employees protected by law from recrimination or other negative consequences when reporting corruption (i.e. whistle-blowing)? No
Does your country have freedom of information legislation? Yes
Does your country have conflict of interest legislation? Yes
Does your country have a financial disclosure system to help prevent conflicts of interest? Yes
Who appoints the head of your agency? The members (seven) of SCPC are appointed by the Parliament with tenure of 5 years. The head (president of SCPC) is one of the members, who is elected by members themselves with the tenure of one year.
Who has the authority to remove the head of the ACA? Parliament has the authority to remove members of SCPC (including the head), within prescribed conditions into the Law on Prevention of Corruption.
Is there any term limit for the head of the ACA? Yes , the State Commission elects a president from among the members for a term of one year. The State Commission president can be dismissed from his/her position on his/her request, before the end of the mandate. If the president has been dismissed on his/her request with, the State Commission elects president for the rest of the mandate of dismissed president.
Does your agency measure performance? No

Full access to Government Yes