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CPP establishes Cessation of SPO prosecutors’ Mandate

The Council of Public Prosecutors (CPP) has established the cessation of the Special Prosecutor’s Office’s (SPO) prosecutors’ mandate, following Saturday’s dismissal of Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. CPP President Aco Kolevski stated after Monday’s session that the prosecutors should return to their parent prosecutor’s offices. Janeva’s team, elected in October 2015, consisted of Lile Stefanova, Fatime Fetai, Lence Ristevska, Artan ...

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Janeva dismissed as Special Prosecutor

With 102 votes in favour, MPs dismissed Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. The decision was made unanimously, but VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM presented different stands. VMRO-DPMNE considers that the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) has been used to pressure and blackmail opposition MPs to the ruling structure’s benefit, whereas SDSM MPs said the dismissal proved the legal state functioned and showed that ...

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SPO ready to Hand over Cases and evidence

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is ready to hand over both its cases and evidence. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is ready to receive them because it informed the SPO about that on Wednesday. However, nobody has revealed how the procedure will be carried out and who will put the signature and stamp on the handed-over folders. Despite this, the SPO’s ...

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PPO Law Negotiations Between SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE Fall Through

The leaders’ meeting between PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski started at around 8 pm on Tuesday. After waiting for more than six hours, all journalists left Parliament, where the meeting was taking place, revolted because the meeting was still underway until that time while nobody was giving statements and information. One hour later, the ...

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Independence Day marked Throughout Macedonia

On the occasion of Independence Day (8 September), PM Zoran Zaev, was among those who delivered an address at the event in Skopje’s City Park. As he said, the country has made quite a progress, adding that it is an example for all others. “The language is used freely everywhere, our identity is confirmed and strengthened. Our citizenship is Macedonian. ...

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Ministers Sekerinska and Dimitrov meet Palmer at Bled Strategic Forum

North Macedonia’s NATO membership will open the way to EU membership, stated Slovenian Defence Minister, Karl Erjavec at the meeting with Defence Minister, Radmila Sekerinska at the Bled Strategic Forum. As the Defence Ministry informs, the honest friendship between the two counties, successful cooperation and active support which Slovenia provides in all stages of NATO and EU integration, was confirmed. ...

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Ministers Sekerinska and Dimitrov meet Palmer at Bled Strategic Forum

The Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia and Defence Minister, Radmila Sekerinska together with Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikola Dimitrov, met during the Bled Strategic Forum yesterday with Matthew Palmer, the Special US Representative for the Balkans. At the meeting, the focus of the conversations was placed on the dynamics of the membership process for North Macedonia ...

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PPO Law at Standstill

Opposition and VMRO-DPMNE Leader, Hristijan Mickoski considers Government’s Plan B for adopting Prosecutor’s Law by circumventing opposition MPs is legally wrong. He states that he sees the problem in Justice Minister Deskoska, because her positions sabotage the process. Minister Deskoska responded to the allegations immediately through Facebook, saying that VMRO-DPMNE’s requests are against the legal state and represent amnesty for ...

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Zaev: Consensus over Draft-law on PPO is Best Solution

The PM Zoran Zaev believes that a consensus between the government and the opposition is the best solution for the adoption of the Draft-law on Public Prosecution (PPO) in the Parliament. “Alternatives exist for times like these, when the government and VMRO-DPMNE cannot reach an agreement over adoption of some laws. However, I would like this issue to be resolved ...

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Kamcev’s Statement in “Racketeering” Case leaked, Officials announce Lawsuits

A new public scandal in relation to the “Racketeering” case occurred on Saturday after the web portal Infomax.mk, and later the web portal Republika.mk, published a photograph of an official document from the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime (PPOC) containing the statement provided by businessman Orce Kamcev as a witness in the case. Citing Kamcev’s statement, Infomax and Repulika report ...

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