Tag Archives: SPO

30-day Detention Measure for Five Persons Including Kamcev in New SPO Case

A 30-day detention measure has been ordered for five suspects in the new case opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), dubbed “Empire”, Jordan Kamcev, Cvetan Pandeleski, Nenad Josifovic, Zorica Arsovska and Todor Mircevski, who were questioned on Friday before a judge in a previous judge. Prosecutors Katica Janeva and Lile Stefanovska picked up the decisions on the detention orders ...

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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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Criminal Court Rejects VMRO-DPMNE’s Appeal Over frozen Assets

The Criminal Court has rejected VMRO-DPMNE’s appeal and confirmed the decision to freeze the party’s assets. The procedure is related to the Thalir case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO). According to Hristijan Mickoski’s party, the decision to freeze the assets should be annulled because it is unfounded “In order to please PM Zoran Zaev, the obedient judiciary accepted ...

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Assets Frozen Within Frameworks of Investigation into Post Bank Case

On Friday, a judge in a previous procedure of the Criminal Court, upon a request from the Special Prosecutor’s Office, made a decision temporarily freezing assets in the investigation into the Post Bank case. The frozen assets of belong to Evropa 92 and NOEL export-import, as well as to the two legal entities’ owners, Ratko Dimitrovski and Tome Glavcev, respectively, ...

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Parliament Committee to Discuss Termination of Gruevski’s MP Mandate

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi has forwarded to the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandatory-Immunity Issues the court motion for termination of the MP mandate of former PM and VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski. The motion follows the recent sentencing of Gruevski to 2 years imprisonment after being found guilty in the case “Tank” processed by the Special Public Prosecution ...

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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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Government against Impunity of Former Officials

The Government says the initiative filed by a lawyer to the Constitutional Court over the assessment of two articles in the Criminal Code goes beyond any logic and against a state governed by the rule of law. The Government has proposed to the Constitutional Court not to accept the initiative filed by a lawyer, who represents a former official in ...

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VMRO-DPMNE Allegations at Government

The government is in panic, pressures and threats are a futile attempt to instil fear. This was VMRO-DPMNE’s reaction to SDSM appeal for support to the constitutional amendments. According to the opposition, the entire domestic and international public is witness that the SPO is used for apparent political persecution of former VMRO-DPMNE functionaries. The Public Prosecutor’s Office is also fully ...

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Vice PM Osmani on Charges against Him and Political Situation

Vice PM for EU Affairs Bujar Osmani is convinced in the honesty of his actions as Health Minister, saying the SPO procedure should prove this. He said that if there was any irregularity in his work he would have personally tendered resignation. “Regardless of the new situation my support to the SPO remains and I will do my best to ...

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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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