Green light to start vetting process of Interior Ministry staff

The vetting process of Ministry of Interior employees, starting from janitors to ministers, according to minister Oliver Spasovski, was given the green light from the government on Tuesday.

By August 20, the Ministry of Interior is to form a working group that will come up with a proposal of activities and time frames for the process, which it should then submit to the government by October 1st.

Vetting of staff is an integral part of police force ethics and professional standards in developed countries, the government said in a press release.

The working group will include Interior Ministry staff, independent experts, members of civil society, and representatives of OSCE. Vetting procedures are also planned in other public agencies in the future, the release adds.