SKOPJE, 11 October 2012 – Exchanging best practices on enhancing police integrity, anti-corruption measures, as well as discussing practical examples of regional co-operation, is the goal of an OSCE-supported regional conference that started in Skopje today.
The event, organized by the OSCE Mission to Skopje, the Interior Ministry’s Sector for Internal Control and Professional Standards and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, will gather international experts, national police officers and police officers from nine countries in the region to discuss fight against corruption in the police.
“This conference will contribute to the strengthening of professional behaviour and standards within the police forces, and help further develop cross-border co-operation in this field,” said Viacheslav Vorobiev, the Head of Police Development Department at the OSCE Mission to Skopje.
Assistant Minister Aneta Stancevska, the Head of the Interior Ministry’s Sector for Internal Control and Professional Standards, said: “Corruption is present in all countries, including our own, and is a serious threat, which requires long-term measures to prevent and efficiently address it.”
This event is part of the OSCE Mission’s support to increase transparency and accountability within the Interior Ministry.