Tag: janeva
Macedonia 19.09.19 | 16:50

SDK: Kamcev paid 1.5 million EUR to Janeva for a temporary passport

The sum of 1.5 million EUR, which businessman Jordan Orce Kamcev paid to Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, was given in order to secure the approval for Kamcev to receive a new passport, reports the SDK news site. According to the site, the money were ultimately meant Boki 13’s close friend, Special...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:59

Kalajdziev: Janeva’s actions were biased and illegal

Criminal law professor Gordan Kalajdziev says that the cases initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office were biased and that Katica Janeva’s team was acting illegally in a number of its investigations. I have no idea why is there such pressure to continue investigating these cases, especially...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 15:42

Janeva will remain in detention for additional 30 days

A Skopje court ordered that disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva will remain in detention for additional 30 days. Janeva’s defense team pledged her property as guarantee that she will remain in the country if she were to be released or sent into house arrest. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev...

Macedonia 18.09.19 | 10:24

Prosecutor Ruskoska demands additional 30 days detention for Katica Janeva

Organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska asked the courts to order additional 30 days in detention for disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who is charged with abusing her office to extort millions from businessmen she was prosecuting. Ruskoska cites the danger of Janeva fleeing the country,...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 14:38

The Zaev Government and Prosecutor Joveski decided to keep Katica Janeva’s SPO unit intact

The Infomax news site reports that the Zaev Government and Public Prosecutor Ljubor Joveski decided to keep the Special Prosecutor’s Office largely intact. The unit led by disgraced prosecutor Katica Janeva is being rolled back into Joveski’s OJO/PPO unit, under a controversial order Janeva...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 10:50

Janeva’s lawyer says she met with Zaev on the SPO case files but not on her detention appeal

Katica Janeva’s lawyer denied that she discussed her request to be released from detention with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, but what is even more damaging, acknowledged that they coordinated on the letters Janeva issued to give up her case files. We met on the urgency, on the importance of Janeva’s...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 22:04

Janeva will demand that she is released from detention and is given her old, small town prosecutor job back

Katica Janeva’s lawyer Irena Frckoska said that she will request her release from detention, supported with all of Janeva’s property as a guarantee. Frckoska said that she will appeal not only Janeva’s detention, but also the decision to have her dismissed as Special Prosecutor, and...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 22:09

It’s over: Council of public prosecutors unanimously votes to remove Janeva from her office

The Council of public prosecutors unanimously decided this evening to remove Katica Janeva from her position as Special Prosecutor. The move comes after the Parliament voter overwhelmingly to do the same, after Janeva was charged with extorting money from businessmen she was prosecuting. We decided to...

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 14.09.19 | 16:10

Tortevski: What is Zaev doing talking to Janeva’s defense team?

Lawyer Aleksandar Tortevski, who was a former adviser to Katica Janeva, blasted Prime Minister Zoran Zaev for meeting with her defense lawyer. Zaev himself declared that he met with lawyer Irena Frckoska, and discussed Janeva’s strategy to get out of detention. Milososki replies to Zaev: Why is...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 15:52

Parliament overwhelmingly votes to dismiss Katica Janeva from her office

With 102 votes in favor of 105 present, the Parliament voted today to dismiss Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. The disgraced prosecutor was appointed in 2015, with huge promises that she will restore justice and the rule of law in Macedonia. She quickly subverted her office to the orders coming from...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 11:22

SDSM agreed to allow a vote on Janeva a day before her mandate expires

A day before her mandate expires, the Parliament is finally going to vote on dismissing Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. The ruling SDSM – DUI majority delayed the move as long as they could, until Janeva sent out her highly controversial orders from prison to effectively disband the Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 16:01

Parliament will finally vote on Janeva tomorrow

Speaker Talat Xhaferi called for a Parliament session to dismiss Katica Janeva for Saturday, September 14th – one day before the mandate of the disgraced Special Prosecutor is about to expire anyway. Despite Janeva’s offer to resign that she first made in mid July, after the initial arrests...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 15:51

Mickoski says that Janeva blackmailed him and VMRO members of Parliament

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski told the Fokus magazine how Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva was blackmailing him directly, using one of her many cases against the opposition as a bargaining chip while demanding that VMRO votes to make her appointment permanent. Mickoski added that there are...

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 13.09.19 | 13:08

Zaev denies announcing that Janeva will soon be released from detention

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev denied reports that, during the negotiations with opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, he announced Katica Janeva’s imminent release from detention. Antonio Milososki, who was part of the VMRO-DPMNE team, said that Zaev made the announcement that Janeva will be released...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 12:41

SPO prosecutors are packing their case files

The Special Prosecutor’s Office announced that it will begin handing over its files to the OJO/PPO service, in accordance with the controversial order Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva gave from prison. With this, the SPO office is effectively being disbanded. Janeva’s mandate expires on September...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 23:22

Milososki: At least two SDSM members of Parliament and two judges were involved in the racketeering scandal

VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki says that at least two of the SDSM party members of Parliament and two judges were deeply involved in the racketeering scandal. Milososki is part of the opposition team negotiating on the changes to the state prosecutor services, after the scandal exposed them as...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 14:54

SDSM and DUI vote against VMRO proposal to remove Katica Janeva from her office

VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament proposed a start to the discussion on dismissing disgraced hat Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva from her office, but the proposal was rejected by the most members from the ruling SDSM and DUI parties. The two ruling parties previously supported the Committee proposal...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 11:17

Janusev: We can’t allow the appointment of another Katica Janeva

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev declared Zoran Zaev’s request to appoint Vilma Ruskoska as the new Special Prosecutors as an attempt to install a new Katica Janeva – prosecutor loyal to the SDSM party and who will protect SDSM officials and prosecute only members of the opposition. Macedonia...

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