Reactions to SPO issue Continue

Regarding the part of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) Draft Law concerning the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani said on Monday there should be simultaneous work in two directions – trying to reach consensus with the opposition and talking to MPs. “We should simultaneously work on both directions and make efforts to reach maximum consensus because it’s nonetheless about an area that requires consensus in a society,” he pointed out. Commenting on the issue, BESA said it would support the process if the SPO continued to function as an independent institution, instead of working as an integral part of the PPO. “In the wire-tapped materials, we heard that a lot of DUI officials are involved in crime, but there are no proceedings against them,” MP Fadil Zendeli stressed. It is supposed that the SPO issue was also the reason behind the surprising meeting VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held the same day with the eight-member independent parliamentary group, Nezavisen Vesnik reported. “The meeting saw discussions on the current political situation, stands on the reform laws and future challenges for Macedonia,” the group told the newspaper. Commenting on the Draft Law, the Justice Ministry said support for it meant support for Macedonia’s European future.