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PM Zaev comments on SPO Draft Law, Name change Process and other Issues

“All processes about which pieces of evidence exist continue from the point they are currently at,” PM Zoran Zaev said on Thursday, answering a journalist’s question whether he was actually saving, through the new Draft Law on the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), his coalition partner, DUI leader Ali Ahmeti. According to the PM, there is no possibility in the document ...

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Deskoska and Janeva express Satisfaction with SPO law

The new Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) law, which will see the institution headed by Katica Janeva become part of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PPO), will not allow for hidden amnesty, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska stated on Wednesday. According to her, the SPO will have the jurisdiction to continue all procedures that are in the charge stage, but also investigations and ...

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Government adopts SPO draft-law

The Government adopted on Tuesday the new draft-law concerning the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). Now, the process will move to Parliament. PM Zoran Zaev expects parliamentarians, too, to unite. In the coming period, as he announced, there will be negotiations with all smaller and bigger opposition parties. For now, VMRO-DPMNE’s parliamentary group doesn’t have a concrete stand on whether it ...

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Philip Reeker participates in Conference and holds Meetings in Skopje

On Monday, Philip Reeker, US European Command Civilian Deputy and Political Advisor to the Commander, said at a conference in Skopje that the Prespa Agreement had opened Macedonia’s path to NATO membership and further European integration. The former Ambassador to Skopje also added that the success of the name deal proved what hard work and compromise could achieve “when leaders ...

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SDSM and DUI reach Deal on joint Presidential candidate

At their meeting on Wednesday, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and DUI leader Ali Ahmeti agreed on a joint candidate for the presidential race. The name will be announced on Friday. “We carried out an essential analysis, decided that we should set a standard in the country. Though there were attempts for that in the past, too, they weren’t ...

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Gjoko Kotevski to remain Director of Suto Orizari prison

Gjoko Kostevski will continue to be Director of the Suto Orizari prison until the presidential elections. His resignation over the incident in which former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski were attacked will be reviewed by the Government after the elections. The law says that it cannot be accepted right away, according to the Government, which sees nothing problematic with ...

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Reactions to developments Related to MP Veljanoski’s immunity

The Criminal Court considers that it has done its job because it already requested for MP and former PS Trajko Veljanoski’s immunity to be revoked. It will make a decision only if it gets some notification from Parliament or possibly from the Prosecutor’s Office, but one hasn’t arrived so far regarding Veljanoski’s immunity. Considering Sunday’s developments in Parliament, Veljanoski, who ...

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House arrest Measure for ex-Minister Janakieski

On Friday, former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski’s detention measure within the frameworks of the case concerning the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament was replaced with a house arrest one. The detention measure for former Minister of Labour and Social Policy Spiro Ristovski remains, which means he will continue to be in the Suto Orizari prison.  Prior ...

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Former ministers Janakieski and Ristovski attacked in Prison

Former ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski, who are in detention in the Suto Orizari prison, were attacked on Wednesday. The prison’s management presented details. The incident had been preceded by a verbal argument caused by Spirovski towards an inmate, L.K., which later on turned into a light physical confrontation that was immediately broken up by the prison’s services. “Later ...

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27 April case: Ex-PS Veljanoski and Two former Ministers arrested

On Wednesday, MP and ex-PS Trajko Veljanoski and former ministers Spiro Ristovski and Mile Janakieski were arrested under the suspicion of being organisers of the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. After the interrogation at the Criminal Court, a 30-day detention measure was issued for the ex-ministers. Veljanoski, however, will not be detained because of his MP’s immunity. Prosecutor Vilma ...

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