SPO and PPO: SPO to proceed with Processes under its Authorisation

The Presidents of the Basic Public Prosecution (PPO) and of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO), Ljubomir Joveski and Katica Janeva respectively, held a meeting on Thursday, after which they issued a mutual statement. This meeting follow the decision of the Supreme Court of Macedonia that SPO is not authorised to start investigations and file bills of indictment after its mandate of 18 months counting from the day SPO officially took over the recordings of wire-tapped phone conversations from the then opposition party SDSM. “At the meeting, the prosecutors took an insight in the current situations concerning the further actions of SPO and the cases it is authorised to act upon. The prosecutors reached an agreement that the processing of these cases shall proceed in accordance with the positive legal regulations,” writes the announcement released by PPO and SPO.