On 3 February 2017, this year's first IRZ event took place in Skopje/Macedonia. The seminar on ”Consumer protection under the consumer protection law and its relation to other laws” was organised by the IRZ in partnership with the Academy for Judges and Public Prosecutors.

The event was opened by the Academy’s D/director, judge Aneta Arnaudovska, followed by presentations by Professor Jadranka Dabovic-Anastasovska, Skopje, Marijana Lonchar-Velkova from Macedonia’s consumer organisation and Professor Milena Jovanovic-Zattila from the Nis Law School in neighbouring Serbia.

The event addressed

  • judges
  • lawyers and
  • staff members of ministries and consumer protection organisations.

This wide range of participants and the different backgrounds of the speakers led to lively discussions and an extensive exchange of experience.

The seminar covered the recent integration of Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights into Macedonian consumer protection law.