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Joveski: Public Prosecutor’s Office has Duty to Apply Criminal Code Changes

Chief Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski said on Wednesday that Parliament had adopted the Criminal Code changes in a legal procedure, adding that his Office had the duty to apply them. Though the Government didn’t consult the Office, Joveski’s stand is that his institution’s stand is irrelevant because the adoption of the changes was a will of MPs. According to him, ...

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Pardon Draft-Law to Be Submitted to Parliament in Shortened Procedure

The Justice Ministry said on Tuesday that the Pardon Draft-Law would be submitted to Parliament in the shortened procedure. As the institution added, the document was adopted at the previous session of the Government. “The text of the Draft-Law that was adopted at the previous session was aligned and given for an opinion, after which the Government gave the green ...

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Pardon Draft-Law to Be Considered at Tuesday’s Government Session

The Pardon Draft-Law will be considered at the Government session that will be held on Tuesday. According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, current and former officials will not be pardoned. Regarding the Criminal Code changes, on Monday, he again said it was about alignment with the EU acquis. Asked why the changes hadn’t been backed by Justice Minister Krenar Lloga, the ...

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New Reactions to Alleged Secret Meetings over Criminal Code Changes

The reactions over alleged secret meetings about Criminal Code changes have continued. In Friday’s interview with Alsat, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, asked which person from DUI had secretly negotiated with ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, said DUI leader Ali Ahmeti and Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi should be asked a question about USB sticks they had received in the spring of 2022 and ...

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Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE’s never Been More United

VMRO-DPMNE has never been more united, the party’s leader Hristijan Mickoski has assessed. “Over the past two days, I have received huge support from the people. I am now convinced that we can win 61 MP seats in the next elections,” he said on Thursday, answering a journalist’s question about the developments in relation to ex-PM Nikola Gruevski. Regarding the ...

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Geer: Judicial Council Developments in Summer and Changes Serious Concern

The developments in relation to the Judicial Council in the summer and the manner in which the Criminal Code changes were adopted are a serious concern for Brussels, the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, assessed on Thursday. According to him, though progress was registered regarding the rule of law, in certain areas, the situation has to improve. ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Leader Mickoski Responds to Gruevski’s Comments

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski has responded to Nikola Gruevski’s reaction to his statement for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, according to which the ex-PM has a “dirty deal” with the current government and there are secret negotiations for divisions to be caused within the party. On Wednesday, commenting on Gruevski’s stand that Mickoski should present proof that such a “dirty game” ...

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Milososki: Government was Negotiating on Pardon for Gruevski

On Wednesday, VMRO-DPMNE MP and Executive Committee member Antonijo Milososki said the government led by Dimitar Kovacevski and Ali Ahmeti had been negotiating on a pardon for ex-PM Nikola Gruevski in order for him to influence the divisions within VMRO-DPMNE and potentially help them in order for the constitutional changes to be adopted. He added that VMRO-DPMNE had documentation. “The ...

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Mickoski: There is Secret Communication between Gruevski and Government

To complete the constitutional changes process, the Government is preparing dirty deals, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski claims in a statement for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. As he points out, there is secret communication between ex-PM and former VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski and the Government. “The Government believes it can split our party. However, that will not be successful. We’ve done ...

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Ahmeti: There were Secret Meetings with Zaev and Gruevski over CC Changes

DUI leader Ali Ahmeti is without an answer about why the Criminal Code (CC) changes have been made now and without a wide debate. However, in an interview with TV21, he reveals that he had secret meetings several years ago over the changes with the former leaders of SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev and Nikola Gruevski, respectively. According to him, ...

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