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Gov’t: Mijalkov Apprehended Thanks to Adequate Response by Institutions

Governmental Spokesperson Dusko Arsovski said at a press conference in the government that institutions of the state took all necessary measures to locate and apprehend former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director Saso Mijalkov, and that their actions in the end turned successful. “The activities and coordination conducted by the institutions of the state, like the Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organised ...

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Reactions to Mijalkov’s Alleged Escape Continue

British Ambassador to Macedonia Rachel Galloway said while answering journalists’ questions concerning the events around the alleged escape of former Security and Counter-Intelligence Administration Director Saso Mijalkov that laws should be respected and implemented so that the citizens have trust in the system. “It is important for the institutions of the state to successfully resolve cases of this kind, because ...

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Borrell: EU Has Not Forgotten Western Balkans

High Representative of EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell recently said that the EU has not forgotten about the Western Balkans. “We have not forgotten our obligations towards these countries, but they should also keep their part of the obligations, i.e. to proceed with implementation of reforms for more independent judiciary and more efficient fight against corruption. ...

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Spasovski: MoI Does All Within Its Authority to Apprehend Mijalkov

Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski came out at a press conference on Tuesday to reveal details concerning the case of the alleged escape from justice of former UBK Head and defendant in Target-Fortress case Saso Mijalkov. Spasovski revealed in details the entire processes that took place from the latest hearing over the Target-Fortress case till Sunday night, when the police were ...

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Monster Case Verdict: 4 of 5 Defendants Found Guilty, Given Prison Sentences

Judge Ognen Stavrev from the Skopje Criminal Court announced at a hearing on Tuesday the verdict for the Monster case. According to the verdict, defendants Alil Demiri, Afrim Ismailovic and Agim Ismailovic were sentenced to life in prison, Haki Aziri is sentenced to 9 years in prison, Fejzi Aziri is sentenced to 15 years in prison, after all of them ...

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BPPOC: We Received Info on Saturday Evening That Mijalkov May Try to Flee

The Basic Public Prosecution for Organised Crime (BPPOC) came out with more details on Monday concerning the request for the measure of house arrest against former UBK Head Saso Mijalkov, who is on the run since Sunday evening in relation to being charged in the Target-Fortress case. “The first information about a possibility for Mijalkov to attempt escape we received ...

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State Officials, Politicians React to Mijalkov’s Escape

PM Zoran Zaev voiced deep disappointment with the fact that former UBK Head and Target-Fortress case defendant Saso Mijalkov is currently on the run and that the organs of prosecution and justice are unable to locate and apprehend him.  “The citizens hope for and expect justice, effective justice. I am deeply disappointed that Mijalkov is not found and arrested yet. ...

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Jankovic: North Macedonia’s NATO Membership is Realisation of Strategic Goal

Chief of the NATO Liaison Office Skopje Zoran Jankovic said in an interview for web portal ZOOM.mk that with the accession in NATO Macedonia managed to realise on of its greatest national and strategic goals. “You are now part of a great family which keeps the security of the region. Processes for improving of the security area already in motion, ...

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Zaev: Chinese COVID-19 Vaccines to Arrive in Country by End of February

PM Zoran Zaev expects that the Chinese COVID-19 vaccines of the producer Sinopharm may arrive in Macedonia by the end of February. “The holiday period with the Chinese New Year ended around 19 February, after which both me and FM Bujar Osmani addressed letters to official Beijing to request acceleration of the process for procurement of Chinese vaccines. The Health ...

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