Tag: judiciary
Macedonia 30.06.20 | 19:08

Mickoski: Politicians have occupied the judiciary, that must change

Judiciary is a major problem, people feel oppressed and that must change and it is not because of the system but because of politicians, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski during a TV debate with Zoran Zaev on Tuesday. According to him, due to the influence of the politicians in the judiciary...

Macedonia 17.12.19 | 10:36

EU doesn’t trust Zaev, is waiting for his replacement, the vetting will wait for the new government

In just a few days, the outgoing prime minister has changed his mind again. This time Zaev changed his mind about vetting in the judiciary. After the EU ambassador said that at this moment no such thing is needed, Zaev rushed to agree with him and explained that it was really not a moment for vetting...

Macedonia 01.12.19 | 11:29

Outgoing PM Zaev: The Government calls on the EC to immediately begin monitoring high-profile court cases

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in a video address that the government had given the judiciary a chance, but it had not yielded results, meaning that the judiciary remained the last fortress of the “captured state”, under the control of a number of powerful judges and prosecutors....

Macedonia 24.11.19 | 13:17

Mickoski says the judiciary will require thorough reforms to release it from Zaev’s control

In his Kurir.mk interview, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski says that the judiciary in Macedonia is under the full control of the now outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, and it will require major reforms to be made fully independent. We will need thorough reforms, we can’t have the Prime...

Macedonia 19.11.19 | 18:41

Instead of Zaev’s vetting ,VMRO will propose an actual reform of the judiciary

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the proposals of vetting of the judicial appointees, such as is being pushed by the Zaev regime, is not a good option and will not ensure an independent branch of Government. Zaev is pushing for an Albanian style vetting of judges and prosecutors, a proposal...

Macedonia 07.10.19 | 15:09

Gruevski: Laws that regulate appointments in the judiciary are completely ignored in favor of political appointments

Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who received asylum in Hungary to avoid politically driven persecution, details the abuses and violations in the judiciary over the past several years under the Zaev regime. According to Gruevski, in his term, there may have happened violations of the law regulating...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 10:04

Europe says Macedonia should strengthen the independence of the judiciary, fight corruption!

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has commended the authorities of Macedonia for the progress made since 2013 as part of its post-monitoring dialogue with the country – and set out a list of five areas it will further assess in its next report. In a resolution approved late...

Economy 13.09.19 | 14:26

Heritage warns about the political persecution and corruption in Macedonia

The Heritage Foundation, in its index on economic freedom report, found serious deficiencies in the rule of law in Macedonia. Overall, law enforcement efforts are weak and aimed too often at government critics, undermining public confidence in official willingness to prosecute corrupt officials. The...

Macedonia 31.03.19 | 13:48

Even after half year, Kacarska doesn’t allow appeal against verdict on bullet-proof Mercedes to reach Supreme Court, the EU is silent

What is happening in the Macedonian judiciary is unbelievable. We live in a time when everything is possible. Depending on the political order and the personal interest of the judge. Neither laws nor practices or principles are important. And there is no shame about that. Under the “bottom”...

Macedonia 26.12.18 | 12:19

In unprecedented letter, US Ambassador Baily denies meddling in the Macedonian judiciary

US Ambassador Jess Baily reportedly sent a letter to the Skopje Criminal Court demanding that judges stop using his name when ordering detention against former VMRO-DPMNE officials or when sentencing them to prison. According to the SDK news site, Baily sent the letter to Criminal Court head Ivan Dzolev,...