TNT Case to be Restarted for 17 January 2020

Former Gazi Baba Mayor Toni Trajkovski once again did not attend the hearing over the TNT case, in which he and former PM Nikola Gruevski and former Transport Minister Mile Janakieski are charged with abuse of official position and political revanchism for the demolition of the “Cosmos” complex of businessman Fijat Canoski. Trajkovski’s lawyer Jovica Strasevski said that his client is still recovering from the injuries after he was assaulted on Sunday night in Zelezara, Skopje, and that he is not able to speak so to present his defence before the court. Prosecutor Burim Rustemi from the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) requested that the process against Trajkovski is separated from the entire case, but Judge Ognen Stavrev rejected the request. Judge Stavrev rescheduled the hearing for 17 January 2020. The TNT case will be restarted, because one of the judges that is member of the council that is processing the case is about to retire.