Politicians react to “Racket” Case and Janeva’s possible Involvement

The PM Zoran Zaev, commenting on the latest developments concerning the “Racket” case against 1TV owner Bojan Jovanovski and businessman Zoran Mileski, as well as the possible involvement of Head of the Special Public Prosecution (SPO) Katica Janeva in it, says that all who have done illegal activities have to take responsibility before the law. “The opening of this case clearly demonstrates the dedication of the institutions to struggle with and defeat all criminal and illegal activities in our country. There is a law, and it has to be equally implemented for all citizens. As for Janeva’s connection to the case, I think SPO should reveal if there was any form of abuse of Janeva and her position in the case. This needs to be clarified, because at the moment there is room for speculations, which can badly affect the entire process,” Zaev says. FM Nikola Dimitrov sees the case as an awakening of the organs of prosecution in Macedonia. “Any resolution of cases with criminal activities is good for our country. Dealing with and resolving cases like this is much better than stalling and concealing them, and this shows we are ready to improve our society. No one ever said that it is going to be easy. We had a choice to either sink into self-pity, saying that our society will never improve, or to stand up, face our flaws and do super-human efforts to fix them. Only we can help ourselves. We, the citizens, all of us, we make the state, and we should never give up on our country and on investing efforts into making it better. I do not give up. We can be better,” Dimitrov wrote on Facebook. The leader of VMRO-DPMNE Hristijan Mickoski on the other hand, called on judicial institutions to arrest Janeva. “The entire case is a mere theatre for the public to be defocused from the real criminals. SPO is done for, and only thing left to do now is for the authorities to arrest and detain Janeva, for she is still head of SPO and there is possibility for her to attempt escape,” Mickoski said. Vice-PM Bujar Osmani expressed on behalf of DUI great disappointment with all events in relation to the “Racket” case. “DUI stands against selective justice, which is why we insist on introduction of vetting in all state institutions,” Osmani said. The case and Janeva’s possible involvement was also discussed in the Macedonian Parliament. Antonio Milososki from VMRO-DPMNE requests a debate and formation of an inquiry committee in the Parliament which will investigate Janeva’s work as head of SPO, while Kostadin Kostadinov from SDSM said that this case shows that all citizens are equal before the laws in Macedonia. From Besa they say that the “Racket” case must be resolved, but also that SPO needs to proceed with its work without obstructions.