US State Department: Corruption in judiciary, no justice – selectively targeted government critics and low-level offenders

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The 2021 Investment Climate Statement on North Macedonia warns about the high level of corruption in Macedonia. Many businesses operating in N. Macedonia, including some U.S. businesses, identified corruption as a problem in government tenders and in the judiciary.

“North Macedonia has laws intended to counter bribery, abuse of official position, and conflicts-of-interest, and government officials and their close relatives are legally required to disclose their income and assets. However, enforcement of anti-corruption laws has at times been weak and selectively targeted government critics and low-level offenders. There have been credible allegations of corruption in law enforcement, the judiciary, and many other sectors,” reads the report.

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