SEESAC Supports Drafting Law on Explosives for Civil Use in North Macedonia

SEESAC organised the Workshop on the Harmonisation of the Legal Framework on control of explosives with the EU Acquis in Struga, North Macedonia on 12-16 September. The workshop gathered members of the working group for the development of the Law on Explosives for Civil Use of the Republic of North Macedonia and SEESAC provided them with the expert support in drafting the new law that is harmonised with the relevant EU regulatory framework.

The event is a continuation of SEESAC’s support to North Macedonia in combating the threat posed by the spread of illicit trafficking of small arms, light weapons, and explosives in and from South East Europe. A strong legal framework for small arms and light weapons and explosives control is a precondition for all the other capacity development activities.

The workshop was organised within the framework of the EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1788 in support of the implementation of the Regional Roadmap on combating illicit arms trafficking in the Western Balkans. SEESAC supports jurisdictions of the Western Balkans in tackling the threat posed by the accumulation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition as well as in improving the stockpile management capacities.