Tag: prosecutors
Macedonia 24.08.20 | 23:14

Milososki says the charges filed against him are part of Zaev’s campaign of intimidation against people who reveal his crimes

Anoter attempt by the Zaev clan to go after their opponents and people who reveal their criminal activities – this is how VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki responded to today’s announcement from state prosecutors that they are filing charges against him. The charges stem from...

Macedonia 28.07.20 | 11:20

Prosecutors raid the State Electoral Commission to investigate the software that threw the election outcome into doubt

Prosecutors raided the State Electoral Commission (SEC) today and seized documents linked with the contract with the software company that prepared the program that presented voting results, the SDK.mk news site reported. The Electoral Commission suffered what it called a hacking attack on the evening...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 14:19

Prosecutors investigating Apasiev’s “up against the wall” Facebook comment

State prosecutors said that they are investigating a leader of a political party for a social media comment, after receiving complaints from individuals as well as the Helsinki Committee, which frequently reports comments from opposition activists. The prosecutors did not identify the comment in question...

Macedonia 14.07.20 | 12:46

State prosecutors say they will prioritize cases of election violations

State prosecutors said that they are in coordination with the State Electoral Commission and will fire charges in any instanced of voter intimidation or other irregularities. Crimes linked with the elections receive priority treatment and will be forwarded to the appropriate local prosecutors. The State...

Macedonia 30.06.20 | 15:21

Law that protects Zaev from wiretaps and abolishes Janeva’s SPO goes into effect

The PPO law on state prosecutors officially entered into force today. The law was adopted in a scandalous procedure, with extensive pressure aimed against members of Parliament, who were ordered to vote twice after first rejecting the law. Parliament rules state that the “do-over” vote was...

Macedonia 29.05.20 | 13:56

Prosecutors demand a 10.000 EUR fine for politically linked doctor whose ski trip to Italy caused a coronavirus outbreak in Skopje

State prosecutors are demanding a 10.000 EUR fine for doctor Nina Caca Biljanovska, whose ski trip to Italy caused an outbreak of the coronavirus in the Dermatology Clinic in Skopje where she was director. The politically appointed doctor defied Government regulations to avoid unnecessary travel and...

Macedonia 30.03.20 | 17:20

Bitola: 20 citizens fined 2.000 EUR for curfew violations

Bitola prosecutors are going after 20 citizens who violated orders linked with the coronavirus epidemic. The violations are mostly linked with the curfew and they wil be fined with 2.000 EUR each.

Macedonia 29.03.20 | 10:24

Prosecutors investigating the death of a corona patient who was denied care

State prosecutors informed they are investigating the death of Nemljune Ibraimi (66) who was denied medical care and died of the coronavirus. The family said that she was told to remain in self-isolation in her village near Struga and that she will be admitted to the hospital only if the coronavirus...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 16:00

Tetovo prosecutors refuse to investigate the overt ballot stuffing during the failed name change, EU and NATO referendum

Prosecutors in Tetovo rejected the proposed charges filed by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party over the apparent and obvious irregularities during the failed September 2018 referendum. Barely 37 percent of the population voted in the referendum in which Macedonians were asked if they support the name change...

Macedonia 11.02.20 | 20:33

Mucunski: The law on state prosecutors violates European standards

VMRO-DPMNE official Timco Mucunski said that the PPO law on state prosecutors, such as it is proposed, will protect criminals from prosecution and violates basic European standards. We need to show that we adhere to European values, but the Parliament is faced with a law that clearly violates them. It...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 22:24

Parliament asked to reconvene for a new version of the PPO law, VMRO says it’s a forgery

After withdrawing the original version of the law on state prosecutors, a new session of Parliament is planned for later this evening, with a new version of the PPO law. It’s still unclear what is in the new text and if it will have the support of 81 votes, which is necessary to re-organize such...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 21:42

Retreat: Zaev withdraws his law on state prosecutors

The Government beat a retreat on the law on state prosecutors this afternoon. After announcing it has the necessary 81 votes yesterday evening, and asking for a Parliament session this afternoon, the law was withdrawn. SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, who put together a law that would ensure he doesn’t...

Macedonia 10.02.20 | 18:35

Ahmeti says he will only support the version of the PPO law that was proposed by the Government

DUI party leader Ali Ahmeti said he supports only the version of the law on state prosecutors that the Government endorsed yesterday afternoon. The version was rejected by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, but also by the opposition Albanian parties BESA and Alliance of Albanians, as it guarantees that...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 14:27

Zaev is in a hurry to adopt a law that would protect him from prosecution after the elections, VMRO says

VMRO-DPMNE Vice-President Aleksandar Nikoloski accussed the ruling SDSM party of being in rush to adopt a new law on state prosecutors that would guarantee its continued control over this vital element of the judiciary, for when SDSM lands in the opposition in April. The law is stalled in Parliament...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 14:12

Justice Minister Deskoska is rejecting all meaningful proposals regarding the state prosecutors law

With time running out to produce a text of a new law on state prosecutors that would be acceptable to all parties, Republika is told that SDSM is blocking all meaningful proposals coming from the experts. The Parliament held an exhaustive debate on the proposal, with many experts from the Law Faculty,...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 20:18

Strong criticism of Zaev’s draft law on state prosecutors during the Parliament debate

Criminal law professors and legal experts poured cold water on the Government’s proposal for a new law on state prosecutors, that was already rejected by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party, despite frenzied attempts by SDSM to push it through Parliament. During a broad debate in the Parliament, law...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 17:22

Mickoski says VMRO will support the law on state prosecutors if proposals from legal experts are included in the text

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that the conservative party will wait to see the outcome of the debate in Parliament this afternoon, and will afterwards decide whether it can support a new law on state prosecutors. Mickoski said that the current version of the law, proposed by the ruling...

Macedonia 24.01.20 | 15:51

Crucial meeting on the law on state prosecutors planned for this afternoon

This afternoon a new meeting will be held between VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM to discuss the proposed new law on state prosecutors. The law prompted by the spectacular collapse of the Special Prosecutor’s Office which exposed widespread corruption and political abuse of the judiciary. Other parties are...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 19:53

VMRO will prepare its own law on state prosecutors

VMRO-DPMNE will prepare its own draft law for state prosecutors. This was announced after party representatives, Timco Mucunski from VMRO and Bojan Maricic from SDSM, met today to discuss the SDSM proposal which was already floated around. Adopting this law again became an important issue, after the...

News 19.01.20 | 15:21

Mickoski is ready for a meeting with Zaev on the state prosecutors law, but only if it is meaningful

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski told his chief political rival Zoran Zaev from SDSM that it is acceptable to meet over the law on state prosecutors, but only if the meeting is substantive. Zaev considered the matter closed after his SDSM party engineered a highly problematic shut down of the...

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