Tag: judicial council
Macedonia 06.12.21 | 17:41

Judicial Council members concerned after Zaev says he will reopen several ethnically divisive cases, again

Sources in the Judicial Council told “Fokus” that to one of the key elements of the coalition agreement between Zoran Zaev and Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party could be problematic. Zaev and Gashi announced that they will invite international experts to examine several ethnically very...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 09:31

Zaev’s adviser nominated as an “expert” member of the powerful Judicial Council

The Zaev regime is pushing a loyalist of his SDSM party onto the Judicial Council, warned VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski. The candidate is Tanja Cacarova Ilievska, who was Zaev’s adviser and sat on the board of the Macedonian Telekom as representative of the Government. Now she is being “repackaged”...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 09:47

VMRO-DPMNE calls on Pavlina Crvenkovska to resign as head of the Judicial Council due to her involvement in the Eurostandard Bank scandal

VMRO-DPMNE called on Pavlina Crvenkovska, newly appointed head of the Judicial Council, to resign after a growing scandal involving her husband. Zoran Crvenkovski was revealed to have taken 1.6 million EUR in loans from the now collapsed Eurostandard Bank, and refused to pay it back. The bank went under...

Macedonia 19.03.20 | 17:57

Courts filled with new judges in times of coronavirus and state of emergency

Scandalous behavior of the Judicial Council in times of state of emergency in the country. At a time when trials should stop, the Council does not make a decision on the protection of judges, lawyers and parties in courts. Instead, a decision is made to elect ten new judges in the Criminal, Appeals and...

Macedonia 12.03.20 | 18:13

Zaev’s persecution of the opposition must continue: courts ordered to continue working through the coronavirus epidemic

As schools and businesses close because of the coronavirus and people are advised to avoid large gatherings affecting the electoral campaign, there is one area where the SDSM led Government is not proposing any steps that would limit the risk of spreading the virus – the judiciary. SDSM and its...

Macedonia 03.02.20 | 12:51

Judicial Council to examine Kacarska’s possible involvement in “Empire” case

The Judicial Council will examine the possible involvement of Judge Dobrila Kacarska in the “Empire” case, Council President Kiro Zdravev said Monday. On January 31, a request was sent to Dobrila Kacarska for establishing involvement in the case. This is the first time a judge has requested...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 18:47

Scandal in Judicial Council member election: Candidate withdraws under pressure, although judges voted for him

Judges confused voted early this morning to elect a member of the Judicial Council for one of the communities for which two candidates had applied, Skopje Judge Artan Limani of the Civil Court and Gostivar Judge Hanif Zendeli. Some of the judges this morning learned that Limani had withdrawn his application,...

Macedonia 30.12.19 | 22:49

Police can’t locate the fugitive judge

Judge Zoran Teofilovski, the recently appointed member of the Judicial Council who is charged with defrauding the budget of roughly a million euros, is in hiding from the police. The charges were announced earlier today. The judge and seven municipal officials from Tetovo are suspected of allowing a...

Macedonia 30.12.19 | 17:23

Member of the Judicial Council charged in a million euros fraud case

A member of the Judicial Council is being charged with involvement in a case of unlawfully purchasing publicly owned land. The man, who was not named by the police, was the president of a sports club in Tetovo which was operating on state owned land. According to the charges, the man falsely claimed...

Macedonia 16.12.19 | 15:05

After Zaev’s requests, the Judicial Council says it is looking into the Skopje court

The Judicial Council was also called out by the state ran MIA news agency, and asked if they are acting on the request from outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. In his final days in office, as he is expected to resign ahead of the early elections in April, Zaev is increasingly calling for a widespread...

Macedonia 21.03.19 | 12:08

President of the Judicial Council Karadzovski summoned for questioning by state prosecutors

State prosecutors are questioning the President of the Judicial Council of Macedonia Zoran Karadzovski this morning. According to a press release from the prosecutor’s office, Karadzovski is being questioned over a decision made by the Council to increase salaries of judges by 35 percent, which...

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