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PM Zaev attends Reception organised by Tremp and Meets UN Sec Gen Guterres

PM Zoran Zaev and his wife, Zorica Zaeva, attended the reception organised by US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in New York during the UN General Assembly. Zaev said it was an honour for him and his wife that they had attended, adding that Trump had sent them a message that he appreciated and fully supported the ...

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Racketeering case: Suspect Jovanovski conducts Insight into Evidence

On Wednesday, Bojan Jovanovski, the first suspect in the Racketeering case, spent four hours at the Prosecutor’s Office for Organised Crime and Corruption, where he was conducting insight into the evidence against him at Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska’s disposal. His lawyer, Saso Dukovski, said the evidence material wasn’t vast in terms of quality and quantity, adding that the insight would continue ...

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PM Zaev meets Greek counterpart Mitsotakis in New York

During the UN General Assembly in New York, PM Zoran Zaev met Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Zaev said Macedonia’s Government was maximally focused on a constructive approach in building a mutual partnership founded on friendship and joint interest for a prosperous region in the interest of both Skopje and Athens. According to him, the Government is ready to intensify and ...

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PM Zaev starts Activities in New York

PM Zoran Zaev was part of the traditional working dinner hosted on Sunday night by the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Policy, Federica Mogherini, with the leaders of the Western Balkans partners on the sidelines of 74th UN General Assembly in New York. “In view of the clear European Union perspective the Western Balkans has, the High Representative ...

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Deputy PM Osmani meets German Minister for Europe Roth

The Deputy PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani held a meeting on Thursday with German Minister for Europe Michael Roth. Osmani said he’d received confirmation from Roth that the German Government would support a date for negotiations for Macedonia and that it would firmly defend that stand during the decision-making process within the frameworks of the Bundestag. “I’ve received confirmation ...

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Racketeering case: Detention order for Janeva extended by Another 30 days

On Wednesday, the detention order for former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who’s a suspect in the Racketeering case, was extended by the Criminal Court, upon a proposal from the Prosecutor’s Office for Organised Crime and Corruption, by another 30 days. Regarding the proposal filed by Janeva’s defence for annulment of the detention measure and introduction of a milder one to ...

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European Council President Tusk visits Skopje

On Tuesday, European Council President Donald Tusk paid a visit to Skopje, where he held a meeting with PM Zoran Zaev. Afterwards, they held a joint press-conference. According to Tusk, Macedonia has already done its share. In that regard, he called on the EU leaders to do the same. “Your country’s efforts over the past years have been remarkable. Together ...

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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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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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SPO ready to Hand over Cases and evidence

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) is ready to hand over both its cases and evidence. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is ready to receive them because it informed the SPO about that on Wednesday. However, nobody has revealed how the procedure will be carried out and who will put the signature and stamp on the handed-over folders. Despite this, the SPO’s ...

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