Tag: prosecutors
Macedonia 24.10.19 | 20:52

Mickoski says he will reveal additional information about the racketeering scandal if prosecutors continue to cover up for the politicians that are involved

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the party is prepared to reveal additional information about the series of racketeering scandals engulfing the Zaev Government if the judicial institutions, primarily the state prosecutors, don’t do their job or try to cover up for Zaev. This is...

Macedonia 09.10.19 | 20:58

Zaev denies reports of progress on the appointment of a new Special Prosecutor

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev dismissed the announcement from opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski that there is a chance of reaching agreement on the law on state prosecutors. I have no information that our teams are coming closer in their positions. I hope they do, anything that happens before October...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 17:08

Ruskoska investigates who is leaking documents which reveal SDSM involvement in the racketeering scandal

With her investigation into the major racketeering scandals apparently stopped as it neared SDSM party officials, organized crime prosecutor Vilma Ruskoska is now reportedly hunting for leakers inside her own ranks. TV21 reports that Ruskoska has ordered the examination of security cameras and phone...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 22:59

New round of talks on the law on state prosecutors will be held on Saturday

A new round of talks between the ruling SDSM party and the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party will be held on Saturday. The talks are held to find a solution to the chaos surrounding the Special Prosecutor’s Office, after its chief Katica Janeva was arrested and dismissed on corruption charges. SDSM and...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 17:39

VMRO responded to Zaev’s proposal on the state prosecutors law, demands guarantees that the opposition will name the next organized crime prosecutor

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki, who is part of the opposition’s team in the talks over the Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, said that VMRO has responded in writing to a proposal the ruling SDSM party made last week, when the two party leaders met but failed to reach agreement. Milososki...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 14:45

SPO prosecutors’ term officially ends

The Council of Public Prosecutors confirmed on Monday the termination of the Special Prosecutor’s Office’s term following the dismissal of SPO head Katica Janeva on Saturday. Lile Stefanova’s term at the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption is terminated...

Macedonia 16.09.19 | 10:16

Mandate of SPO prosecutors ends

Katica Janeva, detained as the third suspect in the Racket case, has been dismissed from her post at the helm of the Special Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday. The remaining special prosecutors’ status will be decided by the Council of Public Prosecutors on Monday. Following the Council’s...

Macedonia 10.09.19 | 23:04

The Government is undermining the talks, source say

As talks between the leaders of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE are still on-going in the Macedonian Parliament, sources say that chances of a break-through are slim. The talks between Zoran Zaev and Hristijan Mickoski, and theirs teams, are held to discuss proposals on the new law on state prosecutors and the holding...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 14:47

Council of public prosecutors tries to keep its report on Katica Janeva classified

The newly appointed President of the Council of public prosecutors Aleksandar Koleski rejected the request that the Council’s report on Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva is declassified. A Parliament Committee is set to begin debating the report tomorrow, in a move which is expected to lead to Janeva’s...

Macedonia 29.07.19 | 20:23

Milososki says SDSM and VMRO agreed on two points of the law on state prosecutors

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki announced today that the two teams discussing the law on state prosecutors agreed on two points – about the funding of the prosecutor’s service and to increase the personal and collective responsibility of the prosecutors in their actions. A...

Macedonia 29.07.19 | 12:53

VMRO and SDSM teams will meet on the law on state prosecutors and the census

After US diplomat Philip Reeker proded VMRO-DPMNE over the proposed law on state prosecutors, teams from the opposition and the ruling SDSM party are expected to meet this week. This would be the first reported meeting after the major scandal which brought down Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. After...

Macedonia 28.07.19 | 13:52

Xhaferi plans to have Parliament discuss the law on state prosecutors in late August

Despite Zoran Zaev’s urgency in pushing for a new law on state prosecutors in light of the spectacular corruption scandal involving the Special Prosecutor’s Office, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi decided that the draft law Zaev proposed will be discussed on August 27th. It was initially...

Macedonia 27.07.19 | 21:46

VMRO-DPMNE analysis paints a dire picture as prosecutors are unable to tackle crime and corruption

The draft law on state prosecutors prepared by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party is based on a devastating analysis of the work of the current system, which is seen as completely inadequate. The analysis reveals that the number of criminal charges prepared by state prosecutors have dropped by tremendous...

Macedonia 27.07.19 | 20:05

Chief prosecutor Joveski says the VMRO proposal is not convenient but is doable

Chief Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said that it is not convenient to have the cases led by the Special Prosecutor’s Office returned to his OJO office, but added that it is doable. This is one of the proposals raised by VMRO-DPMNE in their draft law on state prosecutors which party leader...

Macedonia 27.06.19 | 19:38

Prosecutors say they ordered a forensics investigation into the shocking torture tape involving an SDSM Mayor

Prosecutors detailed their activities undertaken so far in the shocking torture investigation against Kurto Dudus, the Mayor of Shuto Orizari. The leading SDSM party Roma official was recorded beating up an employee of the municipal service who was allegedly badmouthing him. At times, during the audio...

Macedonia 29.05.19 | 15:01

PressingTV: Prosecutors investigating the Gynecology Clinic scandal

State prosecutors told PressingTV.mk that they are looking into the allegations of corruption in the Skopje Gynecology Clinic. A scandal developed yesterday, when the financial director of the clinic, Valon Bela, accused director Viktorija Jovanovska of signing overpriced contracts with providers of...

Macedonia 15.04.19 | 14:20

No progress made in talks over the new law on public prosecutors

The ruling SDSM and DUI parties failed to make progress in their talks with the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party on the proposed changes to the law on state prosecutors. Over the weekend, VMRO sent additional proposals to the Justice Ministry, but the Ministry briefed the state run Media Information Agency...

Macedonia 06.04.19 | 23:29

Unprecedented: Prosecutors undermined their own case, asked the court to release Zaev from charges of corruption

Zaev’s pressures on the state prosecutors caused a rift in this service, Telma TV reports. According to the report, prosecutors from the organised crime department demanded that the not guilty verdict Zaev received last year for his 2015 corruption case is overturned on appeal. But, the higher...

Macedonia 24.03.19 | 20:59

New threats and blackmail of members of Parliament expected as SPO law majority remains elusive

A new round of pressure and blackmail is expected against opposition members in the Parliament after talks on the law on public prosecutors failed. The Zaev Government needs a two thirds majority in order to push the law through Parliament and make the position of the Special Prosecutor’s Office,...

Macedonia 21.02.19 | 13:38

Bus driver is receiving death threats after fatal crash, prosecutors say

Chief Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said that, while the cause of the fatal bus crash which killed 15 people last week is still being determined, the driver Manoil Trifunovski is receiving death threats. Joveski called on the public to avoid speculating on the cause of the crash. We have indications...

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