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Pegasus and Predator Case: Opposition to Ask for Data Declassification

Only MPs with a security certificate at Parliament’s Committee for Supervising the Work of the National Security Agency and the Intelligence Agency have heard who used the Pegasus and Predator spying systems. After Monday’s session, the opposition said the security services had submitted information about the scandal concerning unauthorised interception of communication, adding nonetheless that it hadn’t denied their accusations ...

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Pendarovski Says was Consulted over Possibility to Pardon Gruevski

In an interview with the Triling show on 24 TV, President Stevo Pendarovski revealed he had been consulted over a possibility to pardon ex-PM Nikola Gruevski. He is adamant he wouldn’t do it. “At an informal level, seven, eight months ago, some actors from the political scene consulted me over that possibility, over what I think about that possibility. I ...

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New Reactions to Criminal Code Changes

The reactions to the Criminal Code changes have continued. On Thursday, the Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, reiterated the stand of the European Commission, which had expressed concern. Dutch Ambassador Dirk Jan Kop joined the stand. As he added, the Dutch Embassy is following very closely the latest developments in relation to the changes. However, the previous ...

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Oncology Clinic Case: Latest Developments

20 patients that would receive treatment at the Oncology Clinic have called the Prosecutor’s Office to help the investigation by sharing information. A team of prosecutors has interrogated multiple Clinic employees and two experts. According to the Office, a lot of materials and documentation and solid evidence have been secured and are being analysed. The medical histories of around 40 ...

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Data: Pardon Draft-Law to Cover around 10% of Convicted Persons

The Pardon Draft-Law will cover around 10% of convicted persons. Data of the Administration for Execution of Sanctions shows that around 250 of 2,345 prisoners will no longer be behind bars. The Justice Ministry’s stand is that the goal is to solve the prison overcrowding problem. PM Dimitar Kovacevski, too, said the adoption would solve that problem. As he added, ...

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Kovacevski and Mickoski still Divided over Constitutional Changes

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, 118 MPs, that is, all parliamentarians except Levica’s Dimitar Apasiev and Borislav Krmov, will support the constitutional changes. On Wednesday, answering journalists’ questions, he nonetheless didn’t specify when the session would be held, saying Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi would convene it when the right time came. Nonetheless, he is optimistic. VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski again ...

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European Commission President Believes ‘Team Europe also Works at 30+

In her annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen talked about the “interests to complete” the EU. “In a world where size and weight matters, it is clearly in Europe’s strategic and security interests to complete our Union. But beyond the politics and geopolitics of it, we need to picture ...

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Reactions to Criminal Code Changes Continue

The Head of the EU Delegation, Ambassador David Geer, said on Tuesday the EU was still analysing the changes to the Criminal Code. As he added, it will present a clear stand on the matter soon. US Ambassador Angela Aggeler, too, said the Embassy’s legal team was considering the changes. She stated that she couldn’t comment on them because she ...

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Brdo-Brijuni Process Leaders Meeting Held in Skopje

Croatia and Slovenia will not support French President’s stand on a multi-speed Europe if it formally enters institutions in Brussels. According to Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, such a thesis is unattainable. As one of the chairs of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, Milanovic said in Skopje on Monday that it was key for Western Balkan countries to stay in the process, while ...

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Reactions to Adoption of Criminal Code Changes Continue

According to PM Dimitar Kovacevski, the changes to the Criminal Code aim at alignment with EU regulations. As he pointed on Friday, there is no deal on pardons. Kovacevski stated that the changes would modernise the Code, result in more efficient trials, concretise crimes, and see confiscation of illegally acquired assets. The same day, VMRO-DPMNE, commenting on President Stevo Pendarovski’ ...

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