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Macedonia 28.04.20 | 15:35

Constitutional Court stops Government attempt to pay off former employees of disgraced prosecutor Katica Janeva

The Constitutional Court decided to order a stopping measure against the Government decree to pay back salaries to the employees of the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. The decree was given by the interim Government led by Oliver Spasovski, using the executive power that was given to it to...

Macedonia 22.04.20 | 17:43

Constitutional Court is looking into scandalous Government decree to pay money to the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office

The Constitutional Court issued a press release confirming that it has initiated a procedure to look into a scandalous decree issued by the SDSM led Government. The decree, issued using the emergency powers given to the Government, pays back wages and bonuses to the employees of the disgraced Special...

Macedonia 14.04.20 | 15:50

VMRO-DPMNE demands that the money given to Janeva’s prosecutors is used to buy protective gear for doctors and nurses

VMRO-DPMNE submitted a challenge before the Constitutional Court, after the SDSM led Government adopted a decree to pay back salaries and bonuses to the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. The move shocked the public, given that the SPO office was dissolved amid scandal, after it was revealed...

Macedonia 10.04.20 | 15:44

Janeva and nine of her deputies charged with hiding the huge bonuses they received

The Anti-Corruption Commission initiated charges against ten top former employees of the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office. The group, led by former SPO chief Katica Janeva, is accused of failing to report extra earnings in their annual reports. Janeva is currently charged with gross corruption...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 10:33

VMRO blasts SDSM for giving money to Katica Janeva’s accomplices instead of helping doctors and nurses

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party warns that the situation in Macedonia has gotten out of control, and offered its own assistance to the SDSM led Government to protect the country from the coronavirus. VMRO-DPMNE said that so far, SDSM looks more interested in rewarding its partisan activists, such as...

Macedonia 05.04.20 | 12:15

During times of coronavirus crisis, government issues decree for payment of huge salaries at the corrupt SPO

The government used the state of emergency over the coronavirus to adopt a decree for payment of salaries at the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, which has proven to be a corrupt institution. During times when the coronavirus is gaining momentum, with as many as five dead over 24 hours and the...

Macedonia 31.03.20 | 14:52

Two DUI officials sentenced to prison based on Katica Janeva’s charges

A court in Skopje handed prison sentences of three and a half years each to Ismet Guri and Ejup Alimi, two DUI party officials who were charged with electoral tampering. The trial is one of the numerous politically driven cases initiated by Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, herself now charged with gross...

Macedonia 31.03.20 | 14:31

Former Mayor of Bitola Taleski sentenced to eight years in prison in one of Janeva’s show trials

The former Mayor of Bitola Vladimir Taleski was sentenced to eight years in prison today, for alleged violations in the program to provide school transport for children. Ten other defendants were sentenced to nearly 29 years in prison, and 10 more got suspended sentences. The trial of the popular actor...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 15:11

Of the 12 forensic experts in Macedonia, SPO hired an expert from Serbia

The defense in the “Violence in the Municipality of Centar” case filed Tuesday a motion to judge Dusan Josifov in which they dispute the hiring of an expert from Serbia who analyzed the conversations between Mile Janakieski, Nikola Gruevski and Orce Kamcev. The defense asks why the then Special...

Macedonia 13.02.20 | 16:45

PPO to take in SPO compromised staff under the new law

Associates of prosecutors, technical staff and the administration of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) will be reassigned to other PPOs, as envisaged by the draft law on the Public Prosecutor’s Office. Article 24 states that: In the case of the abolition of the Public Prosecutor’s...

Macedonia 30.01.20 | 21:12

Parliament will ratify Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol on February 11

The Macedonian Parliament will ratify the NATO accession protocol on February 11, just before the legislative body is dissolved in preparation of the early elections on April 12. Speaker Talat Xhaferi said that he will invite the leaders of the main parties, Hristijan Mickoski and Zoran Zaev, to the...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 15:36

State Audit Office to revise bonuses of SPO prosecutors and their associates

The bonuses received by SPO prosecutors and all their associates will be audited by the State Audit Office, the Chief State Auditor, Maksim Acevski informed on Wednesday. The audit will be conducted by a team of three auditors starting February 1, 2020. We had several coordination meetings with representatives...

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 27.01.20 | 20:23

Dimitrov in 2016: SPO is making a state today!

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov in 2016 wrote that the Special Prosecutor’s Office is making a state. Unfortunately the picture today is far from that. I do not give up on Janeva, because she is a capacity, Zaev said to Mickoski in a TV debate. Zaev swore by Katica as by his nationalism: She...

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 | 22:05

Milososki: Zaev is trying to preserve Katica Janeva’s team

Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE said that one of the problems in the negotiations for a new law on state prosecutors is that the ruling SDSM party demands secure posts for the deputies of now disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva. Janeva is charged with a spectacular amount of corruption...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 17:08

Commissioner Varhelyi’s visit prompts Zaev to come to the opposition asking for support for a new law on state prosecutors

VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM are renewing the bipartisan push to adopt a new law on state prosecutors, following the spectacular implosion of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, which caused huge damage to the reputation and functionality of the judiciary. During his visit to Macedonia this week, EU Enlargement...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 10:34

One of Katica Janeva’s top deputies testifies in the Racket scandal

Another high profile witness is about to testify in the major Racket scandal. Prosecutor Elizabeta Josifovska was one of the top deputies of Katica Janeva in the Special Prosecutor’s Office. She is called to testify today and it is expected that the testimony will shed light in the way Janeva and...

Macedonia 20.12.19 | 14:59

From cradle of justice SPO became breeding ground for crime and corruption

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski noted on Thursday’s TV 21 “Click Plus” show that the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, which was to be the cradle of justice, has become a breeding ground for crime and corruption. And precisely, as he says, this criminal hotbed headed...

Macedonia 19.12.19 | 14:54

Judge Stavrev fines lawyers unable to follow his hectic schedule, but was still forced to postpone the TNT trial for tomorrow

As expected, Judge Ognen Stavrev pushed to have a sentence in one of the Special Prosecutor’s Office cases aganst former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and former Transportation Minister Mile Janakieski, but eventually had to postpone the trial for tomorrow. Janeva gave the case flashy name –...

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