Tag Archives: Nikola Gruevski

Hearing over Titanic Case Continues

On Wednesday, the hearing over the Titanic case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, was stopped at 1 pm. The decision was made because of the request filed by defendants Ilija Dimovski and Nikola Gruevski, who had previously said they needed to attend the session of the Committee on Constitutional Issues. Judge Osman Shabani accepted the request, under the condition ...

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VMRO-DPMNE to be part of Constitutional changes Debate

VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs will be part of the debate on the constitutional changes that will start on Wednesday. As it was said following the coordination meeting of the party’s parliamentary group on Monday, they will fiercely unmask all constitutional amendments. Presenting the conclusions, the coordinator of the parliamentary group, Nikola Micevski also said the party had decided against being part of ...

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Gruevski’s Appeal for Postponement of Start of Sentence Rejected

A judge for execution of sanctions with the Criminal Court has rejected the appeal filed by former PM Nikola Gruevski for the start of the two-year prison sentence in the Tank case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, to be postponed. The decision has been sent to the parties in the procedure, which have a right to file appeal it ...

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VMRO-DPMNE MPs not Support Revocation of Gruevski’s Immunity

VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs will not vote in favour of revocation of the immunity of former party leader Nikola Gruevski in the Tank case. On Saturday, the party reiterated its stand that Gruevski, who is now an MP, is a victim of political persecution by SDSM. The previous day, the coordinator of VMRO-DPMNE’s independent parliamentary group, former Culture Minister Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska, ...

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Gruevski to Report to Prison by 8 November for Serving Sentence

The former PM Nikola Gruevski is to report to prison for serving his sentence of two years for the case “Tank” processed by the Special Public Prosecution (SPO). From the Criminal Court in Skopje they inform that a court official handed over the sentence resolution to Gruevski in the court on Friday, while he was waiting for a hearing on ...

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Ex PM Gruevski on Latest Developments

The former president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, said that he doesn’t know any details concerning the evidence or the arguments about the dismissals within the party and that he refrains from any commenting. He also said that he wishes a stronger and united VMRO-DPMNE that will be able to “bring down this evil” because when VMRO-DPMNE is strong then Macedonia ...

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Skopje Basic Court 1 Receives Verdict against ex-PM Gruevski

The Basic Court 1, also known as Criminal court, announced Friday that it received the second-degree verdict from the Appellate Court Skopje regarding the Tank case i.e. the purchase of a Mercedes in the amount of almost 600.000 euros. The court states that the Appellate Court’s verdict will be sent for a further procedure at a judge for sanctions who ...

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SPO Opens Six New High-Level Crime Cases

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), tasked with investigating high-level crimes, said Wednesday that it has opened six new investigations. They probe allegations involving financial damage to the national budget estimated at nearly €80 million. Each investigation has its codename, namely Gift, Propaganda, Design, Harmony, Base Stations and Patient. Former finance minister Zoran Stavreski and former transport minister Mile Janakieski and ...

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Ex Minister Jankuloska Sentenced to Six Years in Prison in ‘Tank’ Case

Former Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska was sentenced to six years in prison for her part in the procurmeent of a Mercedes in value of over 600,000 euro.  Jankuloska is the third ex public office holder convicted for the disputable procurment of the Mercedes in the case codanamed Tank. Previously, former Assistant Interior Minister Gjoko Popovski was issued 6.5 years prison ...

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Court of Appeals Affirms 2 Year Prison Term for Gruevski

The Appellate Court in Skopje dismissed an appeal by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, as being ‘groundless’, against a ruling over a two-year prison sentence. The Skopje court partially upheld an appeal by a defendant, namely the former associate interior minister, Gjoko Popovski. It changed a section of the sentencing decision and sentenced him to a 4.6 years in prison ...

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