New Law on Public Prosecution to enter Parliament on Tuesday

The Government of Macedonia announced that it will deliver the new Law on Public Prosecution on Tuesday. The law, which predicts merging of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) to the Basic Public Prosecution (PPO) as its new department, requires a 2/3 parliamentary majority for its adoption. Presenting the law, PM Zoran Zaev announced that the new Head of the reformed SPO may be the current Head of the Public Prosecution for Organised Crime Vilma Ruskovska. The choice of Ruskovska for this position is not supported by VMRO-DPMNE. The Alliance for Albanians says it is acceptable to them only if a person appointed by the EU comes to the head of the new prosecutor’s office. From Besa they said that they will not vote for the proposed law on state prosecutors, after PM Zaev failed to find common ground with the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party.