Tag: deskoska
Macedonia 06.05.20 | 20:02

Justice Minister Deskoska insists that the Government decrees will remain in effect even after the state of emergency has been lifted

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska came out today with a position that the decrees declared by the caretaker Government using its powers under the state of emergency will continue to remain in effect after the state of emergency has been lifted. Many of the decrees have nothing to do with the coronavirus,...

Macedonia 14.02.20 | 13:10

Deskoska refused to elaborate the PPO law before Parliament

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska refused the invitation to discuss the PPO law on state prosecutors she proposed before the Parliament. Her SDSM party is trying to speed the law through Parliament, and she said that debating it would allow the opposition to voice its objections and drag out the process. This...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 20:57

After appointing party loyalists to the commission, SDSM now wants to water down the bar exam

Days after it was revealed that the ruling SDSM party is stacking the commission that organizes the bar exam with its own loyalists, Kurir reports that the Justice Ministry plans to water down the conduct of the test. According to the news site, the commission will be allowed to do oral exams for law...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 14:12

Justice Minister Deskoska is rejecting all meaningful proposals regarding the state prosecutors law

With time running out to produce a text of a new law on state prosecutors that would be acceptable to all parties, Republika is told that SDSM is blocking all meaningful proposals coming from the experts. The Parliament held an exhaustive debate on the proposal, with many experts from the Law Faculty,...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 15:51

Crucial meeting on the law on state prosecutors planned for this afternoon

This afternoon a new meeting will be held between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM to discuss the proposed new law on state prosecutors. The law prompted by the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office which exposed widespread corruption and political abuse of the judiciary. Other parties are...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 13:23

After nominating herself, Deskoska celebrates her appointment to the Venice Commission

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska informed the public that she was accepted as the new member of the Venice Commission. The unprecedented move to have the Justice Ministry nominate its own Minister to the Commission which is supposed to be a critical overseer of the Macedonian laws comes after the major...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 13:20

Kick the can down the road – Deskoska says that the Venice Commission objections will be examined after the elections

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska today said that the serious objections which the Venice Commission raised on the law that introduces full bilingualism in Macedonia will be examined only after the elections. The law on the use of the Albanian language, adopted as part of the coalition agreement Zoran...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 20:30

Zaev wants to appoint his loyalist Justice Minister Renata Deskoska to the Venice Commission

The Expres news site reports that the Zaev Government is attempting to nominate Justice Minister Renata Deskoska as the next Macedonian representative to the Venice Commission. Deskoska is an SDSM party loyalist, and the move is planned to replace Tanja Karakamiseva, who is a strong critic of Zaev’s...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 20:26

Janusev warns there will be accountability for those who allowed Janeva to run her office from prison

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev warned Justice Minister Renata Deskoska and top prosecutors that they will be held responsible for the illegal way in which they are attempting to move the case files from the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office to the OJO/PPO office. Minister Deskoska...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 15:38

Justice Minister Deskoska says the new law is no longer necessary, after Janeva all but abolished the SPO

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska today confirmed that the controversial move by Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva to give up all the case files of her SPO office to the OJO office of public prosecutors is actually the Government’s on how to deal with the crisis in the judiciary. Deskoska said that...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 19:39

Justice Minister Deskoska wants to keep all of Janeva’s staff

Employees from the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office issued a appeal to the public and the foreign embassies in Macedonia to have their jobs protected as the fate of Katica Janeva’s institution is being discussed. Following the major scandal, in which it was revealed that Janeva was routinely...

Macedonia 21.07.19 | 11:53

Justice Minister Deskoska says she’s shocked by the actions of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska, who was among the first SDSM party officials to accept that Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva may have to be replaced even before her corruption scandal broke, said that the events of the past few days are “unpleasant, shocking even”. Deskoska still repeated...

Macedonia 08.05.19 | 17:08

Deskoska tells Zaev she will not be going back to the Education Ministry

After Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani warned Zoran Zaev not to use words like “broom” or “sweep” when talking about the coming reconstruction of the Government, now Justice Minister Renata Deskoska also fired a shot across his bow, telling Zaev that she is not going to be rotated...

Macedonia 07.05.19 | 16:46

Alsat: Justice Minister Deskoska will return to the Education Ministry, Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov on his way out

Albanian language Alsat TV reports that it’s possible that Justice Minister Renata Deskoska will return to the Education Ministry, to make way for the Albanian DUI party to take back the Justice Ministry. According to the TV station this will be one of the main Government restructuring moves by...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 13:30

Justice Minister Deskoska: We still don’t have the necessary majority for the Special Prosecutor

Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said that her department is preparing a new law on the state prosecutors, which includes the Special Prosecutor’s Office as a permanent department tasked with fighting corruption and crime at the highest levels of the Government, but that this proposal still doesn’t...