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27 April case: 16 defendants Given combined Sentence of 211 years in Prison

The verdicts in the trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament were announced on Friday. Former Public Security Bureau Director Mitko Cavkov was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Dusko Lazarov, Mitko Pesov, Goran Gjosevski, Munir Pepic, Jane Cento, Vlatko Trajkovski and Nikola Mitrevski were each given 15 years. Vilijam Mihajlovski was sentenced to 14 years in prison, ...

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Laskarci crash: Six faced With investigative Procedure

On Thursday, the Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigative procedure against six persons over the bus crash near Laskarci. Seven people were detained. An investigation was launched into six of them, while a precaution measure was requested for the seventh person. Prosecutor Saso Rajcev stated at a press-conference that the driver, who was among the suspects, had been driving over the ...

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Reactions to detention Measure for former PSB head Cavkov

According to the decision based on which former Public Security Bureau (PSB) Mitko Cavkov was taken to the investigative prison in Skopje on Tuesday as a result of the detention measure, he’d been planning to leave Macedonia and go to his villa in Chalkidiki before hearing the verdict in the trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament. The ...

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ODIHR to have 279 observers for Presidential elections

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will have 279 observers for the presidential elections in Macedonia. The mission comprises a core team of 11 experts based in Skopje and 18 long-term observers, who will be deployed throughout the country in nine teams starting from 20 March. ODIHR will request that OSCE participating States provide 250 short-term ...

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Activities organised to Mark 76th anniversary of Deportation of Macedonian Jews

The 76th anniversary of the deportation of Macedonian Jews was marked on Monday with several activities. FM Nikola Dimitrov laid flowers at the statue commemorating 7,144 Macedonian Jews that were in 1943 taken from Skopje to the Treblinka camp. As he said, even after 76 years, the pain, sadness and bitterness over the monstrous attempt to destroy the Jewish people ...

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PM Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Mickoski hold Leaders’ meeting

On Sunday, PM and SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski held the leaders’ meeting. Providing conditions for presidential elections and reform laws were the discussed topics. After the meeting, Mickoski said they had exchanged facts about those matters. “We have concluded that Macedonia must go in a right direction,” the VMRO-DPMNE leader stressed. According to him, the ...

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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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