Monthly Archives: September 2019

CPP establishes Cessation of SPO prosecutors’ Mandate

The Council of Public Prosecutors (CPP) has established the cessation of the Special Prosecutor’s Office’s (SPO) prosecutors’ mandate, following Saturday’s dismissal of Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. CPP President Aco Kolevski stated after Monday’s session that the prosecutors should return to their parent prosecutor’s offices. Janeva’s team, elected in October 2015, consisted of Lile Stefanova, Fatime Fetai, Lence Ristevska, Artan ...

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SPO prosecutors Tell Telma they Shouldn’t leave Building on Frenklin Ruzvelt St

Despite the decision of the Council of Public Prosecutors (CPP), Prosecutor’s Office’s (SPO) prosecutors will not return to their old desks within the frameworks of prosecutor’s offices. Prosecutors from the SPO told Telma TV on Monday that they should go to the building located on Frenklin Ruzvelt Street in the coming days, too, because Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski had entrusted ...

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VMRO-DPMNE submits Material for PPO law

VMRO-DPMNE’s working group has submitted to the government’s team the material for the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) law. MP Antonio Milososki says that it includes changes arising from the leaders’ meeting. He expects an answer in 1-2 days. “We propose a standard model of the PPO without hybrid solutions,” the MP points out, adding that the methodology for election of ...

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PM Zaev: Each proposal Over PPO issue Worthy of attention

PM Zoran Zaev is of the opinion that each proposal regarding the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO) issue is worthy of attention. “Our goal is to reach a deal,” he said on Monday, after he’d been asked to comment on the proposal filed by VMRO-DPMNE. The PM also stated he didn’t want to engage in negotiations via media, adding that the ...

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Deputy PM Osmani meets Mogherini in Brussels

On Monday, Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani held a meeting in Brussels with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. “We’re literally 30 days away from the big decision on a start of negotiations,” he said, adding that it would mean completion of the joint efforts over the past 2.5 years to return ...

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Road Conditions, 17.09.2019

Good driving conditions are reported throughout the country on dry roads. Certain roadways passing through valleys and canyons can be susceptible to light rockslides, such as Kocani – Makedonska Kamenica – Delcevo, Vinica – Berovo, Gostivar – Straza, Mavrovo – Debar – Struga, Demir Kapija – Udovo, Katlanovo – Veles, Krusevo – Demir Hisar, and Resen – Bukovo. Motorists are ...

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Janeva dismissed as Special Prosecutor

With 102 votes in favour, MPs dismissed Katica Janeva as Special Prosecutor. The decision was made unanimously, but VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM presented different stands. VMRO-DPMNE considers that the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) has been used to pressure and blackmail opposition MPs to the ruling structure’s benefit, whereas SDSM MPs said the dismissal proved the legal state functioned and showed that ...

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New reactions to developments in Judiciary

According to Justice Minister Renata Deskoska, if there is no independent and strong Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO), talk of a legal state is in vain. Friday saw her call on MPs that should vote on the new law to think about where “they see the country’s future”. The Minister added that the adoption of a PPO law was no longer ...

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PM Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski continue to Trade accusations

In interview with Sitel TV on Friday, PM Zoran Zaev once again said the cases of the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) had to have a future, adding that that was the red line “that mustn’t be crossed” in the negotiations with the opposition. According to him, the Government finds acceptable the proposal for the new Prosecutor’s Office to be headed ...

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Hahn says Macedonia and Albania deserve EU membership Negotiations

In an interview with Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, says that Macedonia and Albania deserve membership negotiations to be opened. As he adds, the former has made significant progress, with the signing of the Prespa Agreement being the most important aspect. In that regard, Hahn points out that the name ...

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