Daniela Arsovska, President of the Macedonian Association of Chambers of Commerce (SSK), informed the public that businessmen who are SSK members were exposed to blackmail and racketeering, as part of the broadening scandal which pushed Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva to resign.

Arsovska called on the judiciary to investigate the scandal and not to allow businessmen to face extortion. Janeva is suspected of using her position which allowed her to take anybody to court based on inadmissible evidence, but also her close relationship with the Zaev regime, to extort millions from businessmen she would threaten with prosecution.

There are cases of extortion which are already reported. We are not investigators, nor can we prosecute these things, but we need to protect our members. There is more than one reported case, and we will do all in our power to protect our members and make sure this doesn’t happen again, Arsovska said.

She would not give up the name of the companies which were affected.

A speedy resolution to the case would bring at least some trust into the rule of law, because without protection of property rights, if we don’t care about those who invest amd create jobs, we will get nowhere, Arsovska added.