Tag: mijalkov
Macedonia 26.02.21 | 10:54

Mijalkov arrived in the Skopje courthouse

Saso Mijalkov, Gordana Jankuloska and other defendants arrived in the Skopje courthouse, where sentencing is due in the 2015 wiretapping scandal. Mijalkov in the dock as the court will reach its verdict in the 2015 wiretapping scandal The sentencing was preceded by Mijalkov’s escape attempt,...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 09:32

Mickoski: Mijalkov fled to Belgrade, but had to return after pressure was put on Zaev

Saso Mijalkov was allowed to flee Macedonia and he got to Belgrade, only to be forced to return under pressure, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski in a radio interview. He referred to the scandalous events of the past few days as a circus organized by the Zaev regime and Mijalkov, which deeply...

Macedonia 26.02.21 | 09:15

Mijalkov in the dock as the court will reach its verdict in the 2015 wiretapping scandal

The Skopje court is due to reach a verdict in the first instance in the massive 2015 wiretapping scandal. Defendants are Saso Mijalkov, former head of the UBK security service, former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska and a number of UBK and Interior Ministry officials. Mijalkov tried to flee the...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 16:06

The Mijalkov sentencing will be the last big trial for judge Bektovic

Judge Dzanida Bektovic, who is on the council in the wiretapping case against Saso Mijalkov that is due to be sentenced tomorrow, has in the meantime been demoted and no longer tries organized crime cases, says journalist Sase Dimovski. According to Dimovski, “this will be the last big case for...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 16:00

Taravari: Ridiculous theater from the Zaev – Mijalkov duo

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians dismissed the events of the past few days as ridiculous theater show put on by Zoran Zaev and Saso Mijalkov. The former security chief briefly fled the country as he faces sentencing tomorrow, only to return two days later. Zaev insisted that he did not signal...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 09:23

Sela: Somebody more powerful than Zaev instructed Mijalkov to return

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela believes that Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had an agreement with former security chief Saso Mijalkov and allowed him to flee Macedonia, but that the deal was obstructed by somebody higher up than Zaev. The dramatic escape and subsequent return of Mijalkov caused...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 16:05

Sela: A Bollywood show directed by Zaev and Mijalkov, just like the April 2017 incident

Ziadin Sela, leader of the Alliance of Albanians, dismissed the crisis over the past few days with the escape and return of Saso Mijalkov, as “Bollywood drama” directed by Mijalkov and Zoran Zaev. This was theater. Ridiculous scenarios. The most shocking part is that he was eventually given...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 15:50

Next act in the Mijalkov – Zaev drama – the sentencing on Friday

With Saso Mijalkov’s return to Macedonia and into house arrest, the next event in the saga is expected on Friday, when the Skopje court will render a verdict in the first instance. Mijalkov is accused of ordering massive abuse of the wiretapping system operated by the UBK security service which...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 14:00

MKD: Mijalkov made it to Belgrade while negotiating a deal with Zaev, an embassy got involved

The MKD.mk news site reports that Saso Mijalkov actually fled Macedonia on Sunday and made it to Belgrade, while negotiating his return with Zoran Zaev. The scandalous escape of the former security chief ended on Tuesday, when Mijalkov walked into the office of state prosecutors in Skopje, ending the...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 13:52

UK Ambassador Galloway calls for better implementation of the existing laws, in light of the Mijalkov scandal

British Ambassador Rachel Galloway said that the laws in Macedonia are good, but that the country needs to show better implementation to reassure citizens in the rule of law. Galloway was asked about the scandal involving former security chief Saso Mijalkov, who fled the police on Sunday, before reappearing...

Macedonia 24.02.21 | 12:24

What just happened!?

Macedonians have been accustomed to crazy twists and turns in the political scene and serious security crises but even by the standards of the past six years, the past three days were a bit too much. Some chaos was anticipated as it became clear that the court will make a ruling in the large Target wiretapping...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:30

Interior Minister Spasovski refuses to resign

Zaev’s Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski announced that he has no intention to resign after the spectacular escape of Saso Mijalkov. In a press conference that is still on-going, Spasovski rejected question after question from media outlets with the same message – how is it possible that...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 15:24

Zaev tries to avoid blame for the Mijalkov scandal, briefs the press that he angrily berated his security team

Media close to SDSM are reporting a briefing from Zoran Zaev’s office that he reportedly held an urgent meeting of top officials who are responsible in the escape of Saso Mijalkov, that he was very angry and demanded that they urgently investigate what happened. Mijalkov, the former head of the...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 12:08

Gashi: After Mijalkov’s escape, Zaev must go

Afrim Gashi from the Alternative party said that the escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov means that it is high time for Zaev to go as Prime Minister. This is the clearest indication that finally it is time for Zaev to go, Gashi said. Gashi added that Mijalkov could not have fled from the police...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 10:28

Prosecutor Ruskoska blames Interior Minister Spasovski for Mijalkov’s escape

While Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski remains silent about the spectacular escape of former security chief Saso Mijalkov, prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska is doing the rounds of media outlets to detail how the latest rule of law failure is not her fault but that of the police. Ruskoska in detail described...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 09:41

VMRO-DPMNE: Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski was busy with party activities while Mijalkov planned his escape

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski remains in hiding as calls for his resignation mount after the apparent escape of Saso Mijalkov. In a press release, VMRO-DPMNE called on Spasovski to resign, noting that he was focused on campaigning for his SDSM party instead of doing his job and running the police...

Macedonia 23.02.21 | 09:13

While Sekerinska remains silent on the Mijalkov scandal, one of her loyalists joins the chorus of criticism of the Government

Jovan Despotovski, an SDSM official from the Radmila Sekerinska wing of the party, joined in the criticism of the Government after the flight of Saso Mijalkov. Sekerinska herself has remained silent on the scandal, as is Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski, a Zaev loyalist who is facing calls to resign. It...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 15:50

“We see the Zaev – Mijalkov coalition in action”

We saw the Zaev – Mijalkov coalition in action, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski after the apparent escape of former security chief Saso Mijakov just as he was about to face sentencing for the 2015 wiretapping scandal. As the public knows, since October 22 2018 when we dismissed...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 15:34

Mickoski calls on Zaev to resign after his latest rule of law disaster

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to resign after the former state security chief Saso Mijalkov escaped a house arrest order prior to his sentencing. Zaev it is enough. Resign, stop humiliating yourself any more, Mickoski said. When asked by the press today,...

Macedonia 22.02.21 | 15:24

Pendarovski demands accountability after Mijalkov’s escape

President Stevo Pendarovski strongly condemned the flight of former state security chief Saso Mijalkov. There must be accountability! – Pendarovski tweeted, after Prime Minister Zoran Zaev rebuffed media questions whether he will resign or ask top Government officials like Interior Minister Oliver...

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