Prosecutor’s Office to Investigate SPO additional Compensations

The Prosecutor’s Office will investigate whether the additional compensation for SPO has been done in accordance with the law. After information came into the public that Katica Janeva has received 157.000 Euros additional compensation on top of her public prosecutor salary, she stated for Sitel that she is not the only one and aside from her, the other prosecutors have increased their salaries. Prosecutor Ljubomir Jovevski stated that apart from SPO, the prosecutors at the remaining prosecutor’s offices can’t receive additional compensation higher than 5% of their monthly salary. PM Zaev commented that the law allows for additional compensation, but the case should be investigated and appropriate proceedings to be undertaken if abuse is confirmed. The opposition claims that the substantial funds which SPO distributed among the prosecutors is only one more way in which the government corrupted the judicial system.