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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 –...

Macedonia 15.12.19 | 17:51

Zaev is hypocritical – he is a good host to people involved in SPO cases and obstructs justice

There is a way to ensure that SPO cases have an epilogue, says VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, who, when asked by a journalist to comment on Zaev’s statements that after a change of government, SPO cases might be terminated, says it is only another hypocritical policy of Zaev. On the one...

Macedonia 14.12.19 | 11:34

Janevi one of the richest in Macedonia: After securing the family, Janeva started giving money to her son’s friends

Katica Janeva, under the protection of Zoran Zaev, was part of a million racketeering scheme but also abused SPO’s budget to pay relatives and friends. Katica Janeva and her close relatives may be listed among the richest people in Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release. Zaev’s octopus...

Macedonia 13.12.19 | 15:18

Janusev: Why are salaries paid in SPO when no one works there and that institution no longer exists

At Friday’s press conference, VMRO-DPMNE Secretary-General Igor Janusev was also answering reporters’ questions including one to comment on his Facebook status, where he wrote about thousands of euros taken by Katica Janeva’s close friends and eventually that the salaries of the SPO...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 22:53

Mickoski: The party has nothing to do with Kamcev’s businesses, but it has illegally frozen property and cannot function properly

The party has no to do with the businesses that were mentioned in the media today, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said Thursday in Gjorce Petrov, answering a journalist’s question about the police raiding Orce Kamcev’s businesses. I guess this is some of the ways SDSM, Zoran Zaev,...

Macedonia 04.12.19 | 17:54

SPO prosecutors are having a hard time proving that the 2013 elections were tampered with

During the latest hearing in a trial intiiated by Katica Janeva’s Special Prosecutor’s Office that alleges election tampering, the witness testimonies again didn’t go the way of the SPO. Prosecutor Lile Stefanova, from the now thoroughly disgraced unit, is still pushing the case against...

Macedonia 02.12.19 | 18:38

Mickoski: Charlie’s Angels turned out to be Zaev’s partners in crime

Opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski described the situation in the Macedonian judiciary as alarming, after the latest scandal to hit the disgraced Special Prosecutor’s Office and its prosecutors were found to have awarded themselves huge bonuses in violation of the law. At a time when we have...

Macedonia 30.11.19 | 22:10

Anti-Corruption Commission: “Other income” not included in SPO prosecutors’ reports

The confidentiality fee, higher than the basic salary paid to SPO prosecutors, is not included in their reports, Anti-Corruption Commission chair Biljana Ivanovska told Telma TV, adding that the “other incomes” graph is empty. The SPO prosecutors incomes are under the scrutiny of anti-corruption...

Macedonia 30.11.19 | 11:56

Buckovski says SPO is a disaster, SPO’s high bonuses were a public secret

Former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski spoke on TV Kanal 5’s “Samo intervju” show about the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office and said it was a symbol of the majority of citizens eager for justice, and now it is a great disappointment. He added that there were reports that enormously...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 23:10

Katica Janeva’s nephew also took money from the SPO

No big deal, outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday about the people’s money that SPO staff awarded themselves. The outgoing prime minister does not want to tarnish SPO’s reputation for “a few cases”. And the few cases are increasing day by day. So among the people who...

Macedonia 29.11.19 | 19:16

“Alfa”: What Zaev said about the bonuses in the SEC, and what he says now about the SPO

How much does the former SPO mean to the outgoing prime minister, when he at all costs finds justification for all the mistakes, abuses, broken principles at the institution, analyzes “Alfa”, adding that despite angry reactions from the public shocked by the huge amount of bonuses the prosecutors...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 21:55

Husband of doctor granting sick leave to Janeva also took 25,000 euro bonuses from SPO

The husband of the director of the hospital in Negorci, who is employed at the SPO, received bonuses of 25,000 euros. This was shown by the Ministry of Finance’s Open Finance database. Ljuba Cilkova became known in the public for granting a sick leave to former special prosecutor Katica Janeva...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 18:00

Joveski: It is absurd for a secretary to have a higher salary than the president of the state

Initial observations show that on the same grounds, bonuses were twice awarded, casting doubt on the fact that the bonuses were classified information, says State Prosecutor Ljubomir Jowski, in relation to the payment of bonuses to SPO prosecutors and investigators. The fact that the bonuses are classified...

Macedonia 28.11.19 | 12:00

On top of the political abuse of office, racketeering and illegal bonuses, Janeva was also awarding no-bid contracts

Republika has learnt that, on top of the scandals with the hugely outsized and illegally paid salaries and bonuses in the Special Prosecutor’s Office, this institution was also awarding sizable no-bid public procurement contracts. One of these contracts, Republika has learnt, includes rent-a-car...

Macedonia 27.11.19 | 22:11

Lawyer Menkinoski says special prosecutors should assume responsibility and return the money, or to be suspended

Special prosecutors should immediately assume responsibility and resign, and if they do not resign, then Ljubomir Jovevski should immediately suspend and dismiss them, lawyer Toni Menkinoski said Wednesday on TV Alfa’s “Sto ne e jasno” show, debating on the enormous fees given to SPO...

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