The Zaev Government is expected to submit it’s proposed law on state prosecutors to the Parliament today.
The law is highly controversial as it was prepared without support by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, and in light of the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, which originally was supposed to be exalted in a permanent office.
Zaev still proposes to make the SPO a permanent unit to fight high crime, but without its disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who resigned after reportedly being involved in high crimes herself, extorting millions from businessmen she threatened with charges. Zaev wants to have another loyalist, Vilma Ruskoska, who pulled the plug on Janeva with her investigation, appointed as the new Special Prosecutor. VMRO rejects Ruskoska outright, and even the Albanian coalition partners and opposition parties criticized Zaev’s attempt to name the Special Prosecutor himself, one of them demanding that the prosecutor is a foreign citizen.
The law which needs to be adopted with a high, two thirds majority, which Zaev was able to cobble together for the amendments to rename Macedonia into North Macedonia, using criminal charges filed by both Janeva and Ruskoska to pressure VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament to break ranks and join him in the vote.