Tag: mijalkov
Macedonia 24.07.20 | 21:32

Report: Mijalkov did not disclose real-estate investments in Prague worth two million EUR

Former security chief Saso Mijalkov did not disclose real-estate investments worth two million EUR in Prague, writes the Global initiative against transnational organized crime in a recently published report. The report covers organized crime in the Balkans and how it interacts with politics, and points...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 19:17

Saso Mijalkov says he was not behind the attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev

Former state security chief Saso Mijalkov denied any involvement in the attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev yesterday evening. Zlatev, who frequently reports on corruption scandals involving Zoran Zaev, and his apparently current associate Mijalkov, was attacked in the Tribeca cafe by a person who he...

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 18:54

President Pendarovski condemns attack on journalist Ljupco Zlatev

President Stevo Pendarovski condemned yesterday’s attack on investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev, who said that he was targeted in a cafe by a person affiliated with former state security chief Saso Mijalkov. Journalists need to be free from fear and to be allowed to do their work unobstructed....

Macedonia 24.07.20 | 16:53

Journalist Ljupco Zlatev attacked by a person allegedly linked to Saso Mijalkov

Outspoken investigative journalist Ljupco Zlatev was attacked on Thursday evening, apparently by people from a detail associated with the powerful former head of state security Saso Mijalkov. Zlatev, who edits the Lider.mk news site, said that he was in a cafe when an unknown man began to punch him in...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 19:23

Statement from the former Colored Revolution leader reveals how SDSM is using the justice system to divide VMRO

A statement from a former SDSM member of Parliament reignited the debate over a scandalous violation of the rule of law for political purposes. Pavle Bogoevski, who was named by SDSM as one of the Colored Revolution representatives in the new Parliament, but had to resign in disgrace after being recorded...

Macedonia 22.07.20 | 21:49

Zaev stands behind the attempt to weaken VMRO before the crucial coalition talks

The orchestrated calls from a number of former VMRO-DPMNE officials that the party declares the electoral outcome to have been a defeat and that party leader Hristijan Mickoski resigns, are coming from SDSM and its leader Zoran Zaev, says one of the party founders Ivan Sokolov. The push is currently...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 19:18

Mijalkov donates 5.300 coronavirus tests to the Healthcare Ministry

A company linked to former DBK security agency director Saso Mijalkov donated 5.300 coronavirus tests. Jordan Mijalkov, Saso Mijalkov’s son, announced that his company is donating tests produced by the Abbott company worth 50.000 EUR to the Healthcare Ministry. The humanitarian gesture never the...

Macedonia 23.12.19 | 13:10

Skopje Appeals Court strikes down prison sentence against Saso Mijalkov

Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Skopje Appeals Court struck down the sentences against former UBK security agency chief Saso Mijalkov, the DPA party leader Menduh Thaci and the other defendants who were sentenced for alleged election tampering. The Appeals Court found that judge Ognen Stavrev,...

Macedonia 10.10.19 | 19:55

Verusevski’s latest testimony offers no answers to the many questions he raised

Spy chief Zoran Verusevski, who is seen as the main person behind both the 2000 and the 2015 wiretapping scandals, and their subsequent security and political crises, gave a convoluted testimony at the Skopje courthouse today. Verusevski did not address directly his earlier scandalos claim that the wiretaps...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 11:42

Mijalkov faces the alleged intelligence agency whistleblower Kostovski in court

During a cross examination on Tuesday, former UBK intelligence service director Saso Mijalkov questioned its office Zvonko Kostovski about the 2015 wiretapping affair which caused the political crisis in Macedonia. Kostovski is the UBK officer who initially admitted to abusing the wiretapping equipment...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 16:09

Nikoloski: Investigations against SDSM and DUI are turning Zaev’s Government against the Special Prosecutor’s Office

According to VMRO-DPMNE deputy leader Aleksandar Nikoloski, the SDSM and DUI led Government is looking into abolishing the Special Prosecutor’s Office, after it has outlived its usefulness in targeting VMRO-DPMNE officials and activists. Nikoloski cited the investigation into a series of inter-connected...

Macedonia 28.12.18 | 13:06

Court set to decide on request to release Saso Mijalkov from detention

The Skopje Criminal Court is expected to make a decision on whether to release former UBK secret service chief Saso Mijalkov from detention. Mijalkov was detained last month as part of the investigation into allegedly corrupt business deals. He faces a number of other charges initiated by the Special...