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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 19.09.19 | 22:16

SPO is on the verge of losing its protected witnesses

Some of the protected witnesses who were relied upon by the Special Prosecutor’s Office have begun to pull back, Infomax reports. According to the news site, the witnesses were asking for additional guarantees, after the institution was effectively dismantled and its case given to the OJO/PPO office. The...

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 15:51

Two more former SPO prosecutors authorized to handle cases

Former SPO prosecutors Stevco Donev and Elizabeta Josifovska will continue to prosecute the “Trista” and “Total” cases. Prior to Donev and Josifovska, three other former SPO prosecutors received authorization from State Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski to take charge of the cases they...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 23:21

Sekerinska: We ensured that SPO cases are resolved, now everything is in the hands of the judiciary

With the new solutions we have practically ensured that all the SPO cases are fully resolved, said SDSM vice president and minister of defense Radmila Sekerinska. No one can use administrative or any judicial procedural reasons to deny them and now everything is in the hands of the judiciary. We as...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 21:42

SPO cases to start dropping in Strasbourg: “Postenska Banka” case appeals accepted

All three appeals filed by the owner of NOEL Gevgelija regarding the “Postenska Banka” case have been accepted by the Strasbourg court, lawyer Petro Janura informed. The appeals were filed for flagrant violation of my client’s human rights, done with the investigative actions of the...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 17:21

Joveski authorizes Fetai and Bubevski to continue to handle “Monster” case

State Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has authorized former SPO prosecutors Fatime Fetai and Gavril Bubevski to continue to handle the “Monster” case, MIA has learned from its sources. The trial in the “Monster” case, in which five people were murdered at Smilkovsko Lake, is due to...

Macedonia 17.09.19 | 16:45

Milososki: US, Dutch, Swedish Embassies to find out how SPO spent their donations

VMRO – DPMNE MP Antonio Milososki, informed Tuesday at a press conference that MPs from his party submitted a draft decision to the Parliament to set up an Inquiry Committee on the work of the SPO. It is precisely the Parliament on the proposal of the Council of Public Prosecutors concluded that...

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 15.09.19 | 12:04

Janeva’s prosecutors were paid ten times the average salary – and it still wasn’t enough

One of the operating principles behind the Special Prosecutor’s Office was that this group of prosecutors, plucked from the OJO/PPO office, will be paid much more than their counterparts, to ensure that they won’t be bought and can go after powerful politicians and businessmen. The idea failed...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 11:45

It does not mean that SPO is constitutional only because it was voted in Parliament

It does not mean that the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office is constitutional only because of the fact that it was voted in Parliament, VMRO DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Friday on TV Alsat’s “360 Degrees” show. It does not mean that what was voted in Parliament is constitutional,...

Macedonia 14.09.19 | 11:22

SDSM agreed to allow a vote on Janeva a day before her mandate expires

A day before her mandate expires, the Parliament is finally going to vote on dismissing Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. The ruling SDSM – DUI majority delayed the move as long as they could, until Janeva sent out her highly controversial orders from prison to effectively disband the Special Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 22:39

Zaev: We will certainly not vote for “Racket” to be lead by Gruevski, Pancevski, Zvrlevski, it must be someone ‘heavyweight’ …

The Special Prosecutor’s Office’s cases have to have a future; that’s the red line which mustn’t be crossed in the negotiations with the opposition, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said in an interview with Sitel on Friday. According to Zaev, the government would find it acceptable if the opposition...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 18:19

PPO officially takes over all SPO cases

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Macedonia has officially taken over all cases from the Public Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution of criminal charges related to and arising from the content of the illegal wiretaps. Following the takeover, as the prosecution said, the cases...

Macedonia 13.09.19 | 16:44

Joveski: Hand over of SPO cases should be completed by the end of the day

The process of taking over SPO cases started this morning and I expect it to be completed by the end of the day, State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said on Friday. The prosecution, he said, will additionally determine in the coming days who will handle the cases. We will determine which Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 19:39

Justice Minister Deskoska wants to keep all of Janeva’s staff

Employees from the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office issued a appeal to the public and the foreign embassies in Macedonia to have their jobs protected as the fate of Katica Janeva’s institution is being discussed. Following the major scandal, in which it was revealed that Janeva was routinely...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 14:34

SPO: We are ready to immediately hand over the cases to Joveski

The Special Public Prosecutor’s Office received a note from the state Public Prosecutor’s Office stating that the SPO needs to take action to hand over the cases. Acting upon the note, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of North Macedonia has been notified that the Public...

Macedonia 12.09.19 | 12:37

Ristoska: SPO still exists

The Special Prosecutor’s Office still exists and according to the law on SPO, will continue to exists until September 2020, SPO prosecutor Lence Ristoska said Thursday, ahead of the “Talir” case hearing. I believe they will find a way. I still do not lose hope and I believe that some legal solution...

News 11.09.19 | 13:35

Zaev named a list of criminal allegations that must not be investigated, including the businesses of his brother Vice

A number of specific criminal allegations were discussed during the marathon late night meeting between the leaders of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM, opposition source say, describing how Prime Minister Zoran Zaev wanted to avoid any serious investigation into alleged crimes perpetrated by himself and his associates. Zaev...

Macedonia 11.09.19 | 11:34

Zaev wanted to keep all of Janeva’s staff, including the many relatives she and her prosecutors hired

While Zoran Zaev’s demands to have a loyalist appointed as the new Special Prosecutor were well known and expected, the public was surprised to hear the during his late night meeting with opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, the Prime Minister demanded that all staff hired by the disgraced Special...

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