No precautionary measures for Gruevski, Janakieski and Trajkovski


Skopje, 11 June, 2016 - 16:13 (META) 

The judge from the preliminary procedure rejected the Special Prosection’s request, and did not determine precautionary measures for the former Prime Minister and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, former Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gazi Baba, who were today questioned in court on the “TNT” case.

“The Judge from the preliminary hearing, acting upon the proposals for precautionary measures against suspects: N.G, M.J, and T.T which had been submitted by the Special Public Prosecution who deal with crimes related to the illegal interception of communications which is their juridstriction. The judge from the prelimnaty hearing rejected the precautionary measures in the “TNT” case on the grounds that they were unfounded”, said the statment from the Basic Court Skopje 1.

The Special Prosecutor’s Office now has 24 hours to appeal to the Criminal Council of the Basic Court Skopje 1, over the Judge’s decision to reject the precautionary measures.

The former PM and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski, after being questioned at the Criminal Court in Skopje for approximately an hour, stated that he does not feel guilty, and that the Special Public Prosecution’s actions and demands against him, are commissioned by his political opponent, who is aware that he does not have the support of the citizens and is trying to relativize matters with “absurd court subpoenas”.

Former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, Mile Janakieski and Toni Trajkovski are all suspects in the demolition of the “Cosmos” complex, owned by businessman Fijat Canoski.


Gruevski: I don’t feel guilty, and I am not leaving the country


Skopje, 10 June, 2016 - 20:06 (META) 

The former PM and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski, after being questioned at the Criminal Court in Skopje for approximately an hour, stated that he does not feel guilty, and added that he also expects future attempts of harassment and new court dates.

He said that the Special Public Prosecution’s actions and demands against him, are commissioned by his political opponent, who is aware that he does not have the support of the citizens and is trying to relativize matters with “absurd court subpoenas”.

“Today, I was summoned by the court because Katica Janeva expressed her suspicion that I am a flight risk and I will not show up for court dates. I don’t know if anyone in the country believes that, however, it is obvious that the SPO’s action are orders, probably from a client who has already made it clear that he does not recognise Macedonian courts. It is probably his wish, that I leave the country and not show up for court appearances, but that’s not what I am going to do, I won’t grant him his wish.We live in a time, where the man stated that he does not support Macedonian courts, or more precisely he does not recognize them, and he’s aware of his political rating. He’s aware that elections are coming and he can’t keep postponing them forever, and he is trying to keep some control over the people through the SPO, he is trying to relativize matters with absurd court subpoenas, lawsuits, and trying to present my colleagues and me as the same as him”, said Gruevski.

The leader of the ruling party did not want to comment or answer questions from journalists, once he made his statement, he left in a hurry claiming he had another event to go to.

Currently in the Criminal Court, the hearings go on, also to be questioned at the hearing is the Mayor of Gazi Baba, Toni Trajkovski.

Gruevski, Trajkovski and the former Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski are all suspects in the “TNT” case, which is for the suspicious demolition of the “Kosmos” building , owned by businessman Fijat Canoski.


Nikola Gruevski arrives at the Criminal Court for questioning regarding the “TNT” case


Skopje, 10 June, 2016 - 15:53 (META) 

Former Prime Minister, and current leader of the VMRO-DPMNE party, Nikola Gruevski arrived at the preliminary hearing at the Criminal Court for questioning.

Gruevski is a suspect in the “TNT” case from the Special Prosecutor’s Office, regarding the demolishment of the “Kosmos” building owned by businessman Fijat Canoski.
The leader of the VMRO-DPMNE arrived at court with his legal team of lawyers, and a spokesperson from the Government, Aleksandar Georgiev.

Around the courthouse, according to the portal “Nova TV”, there was an increase in police presence and members of the Ministry of Interior in plain clothes.

The Special Public Prosecution yesterday stated that they have requested that the court imposes precautionary measures on Gruevski, the former Minister of Transport and Communications, Mile Janakieski, and the current Mayor of Gazi Baba, Toni Trajkovski.


SPO: Gruevski and Janakieski ordered the demolition of the “Kosmos” building


Skopje, 21 April, 2016 - 15:23 (META) 

The Special Prosecution’s Office (SPO) today opened another new case called “TNT”, which refers to the demolition of the “Cosmos” building, owned by Fijat Canoski. Special Prosecutor Fatime Fetai said the demolition of the building, without a doubt was ordered by the former Prime Minister and the former Minister of Transport and Communications, together with the current Mayor of Gazi Baba and an inspector that works for the Municipality.

Special Prosecutor Fatime Fetai stated that the pardoned politicians had targeted Mr Canovski because he was of a different political orientation. She further commented that the perpetrators, had, with cruel premeditation set out to demolish Mr Canovski’s building and so cause great financial damage to Mr Canovski by destroying the business complex owned by him.

“We are talking about a well-organized criminal union between central and local government. The former Prime Minister and President of the VMRO-DPMNE and the Minister of Transport and Communications who were granted pardons on the April 12, of this year, had a common goal- and that was to take revenge on Fijat Canovski because of his decision to pull the PEF (the Party for a European Future)  out from the political coalition with the ruling party and enter  a coalition with the SDSM – with their political power, deliberately and with premeditation they demolished his building. They instructed and allowed the Mayor of Gazi Baba who has also been pardoned, to abuse his position and find a way to demolish the “Cosmos”. The Mayor agreed to this command and called the first suspect in the case, a construction inspector from the Municipality of Gazi Baba and told her that people from the top of his party suggested they find a way to demolish the building”, said Fetai.

She suggested that with the evidence already collected, the prosecution can confirm that the inspector made a record which states that Canoski’s building was one meter and forty centimeters higher than the legal limit. After which the decision was made for it to be demolished.

At the beginning of the press conference, Fetai was intent on sending out the message that “nobody will be spared in the pursuit for justice.”


Twitter reactions to Gruevski’s sarcasm


Скопје, 23 March, 2015 - 17:19 (META) 

Many vitriolic reactions to the sarcastic laughing of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski who, on the recordings presented by Zoran Zaev today, openly rejoice for demolition of building “Cosmos” of Fijat Canoski, appeared on the social network “Twitter”.

On the audio recordings can be heard how Gruevski imitates Canoski when he begged him not to demolish his building, which is followed by a long and sarcastic laughter.


Who is Fijat Canoski: businessman, MP and enemy of the Government


Скопје, 27 February, 2015 - 16:15 (META) 

The main topic of the press conference of SDSM leader Zoran Zaev was demolition of the building “Cosmos” of Fijat Canoski. He was also MP as chairman of the party PEI, which partnered with SDSM in election coalition “Alliance for the Future”.

Canoski is one of the founders of the first private faculty – Faculty of Social Sciences (FON) with departments European law and EU law, diplomacy and international policy and bank management. In 2006, he creates private high school “Fifth private gymnasium.”

In 2006, he formed the Party for European Future – PEI, which in the same year participated in the parliamentary elections.

Building “Cosmos”, which is owned by Canoski, was demolished in 2011.

Canoski was MP for three parliamentary mandates.