Tag: canoski
Macedonia 12.01.21 | 14:04

Rule of law, Macedonia style: Judge refused requests from the defense to cross examine a witness for the prosecution

During the hearing in one of the cases initiated by Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva today, the judge repeatedly refused requests from the defense to question the witness of the prosecution. In the trial, politically connected businessman Fijat Canoski alleges that officials from the previous, VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 14.01.20 | 13:48

Nikola Gruevski comments on the TNT trial, says it’s a scheme to grab 40 million EUR from the state budget

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who is one of the defendants in the TNT case (as in most other cases initiated by the now disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office), offered his opinion on the trial now that it is expected to begin anew, from the start. Gruevski is charged with ordering the...

Macedonia 05.01.20 | 12:28

TNT trial: Defense demands that judge Ivanovska is retired

The defense in the so-called TNT trial called on the Judicial Council to meet quickly and dismiss judge Liljana Ivanovska – Kockovska, which would spark a re-trial. The judge, who set on the panel, is supposed to retire now that she is over 60 years old, but presiding judge Ognen Stavrev keeps...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 13:39

Faced with an imminent sentencing, Janakieski denies any responsibility when brought before a Zaev loyalist judge

Former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski denied any responsibility in the demolition of the Kosmos residential complex in 2011. Judge Ognen Stavrev is pushing strongly to have a verdict by the end of the day, after outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called on the judiciary to produce sentences...

Macedonia 09.09.19 | 17:24

VMRO demands an investigation in the latest allegations of extortion, linked to abuse of minors

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski called on state prosecutors to investigate the allegations that a businessman faced extortion from officers of the state intelligence services. Stoilkovski did not name the businessman, but the statement comes as politically tied construction mogul and FON university...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 15:00

The defense demands that Janeva is recused from one of her most high profile cases

Elenko Milanov, the lawyer for the defense in one of the cases initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, demanded that Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva is removed from the case, owing to her resignation. No-one is above the law. We asked that the Council of public prosecutors and the Parliament...