The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, was summoned to the Special Prosecutor’s Office for a financial investigation for taking a commission, which was opened by the SPO for a case related to electricity, stated the Chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, in a statement to the media in front of SPO headquarters .

She responded to journalistic inquiries, saying that it was a new case, which is not related to any other previous investigations, and that it was opened on the basis of two wiretapped conversations that were not published to the public.

Janeva said that the case is in a pre-trial procedure and that more people will be examined in the capacity of witnesses.

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, after leaving the SPO, where he spent approximatley two and a half hours, said that all this was for political reasons, to draw attention away from the basic problems that the state and citizens face.

“Today I was summoned as a witness for one of their pre-trial proceedings. I told them that what they are doing is illegal, that their mandate has expired and that this is a maltreatment of citizens in conditions when they can not file charges. However, I still came, I told them what I had to say and answered several questions … The purpose of all this, is instead of talking about the change of the name, the non-increase of doctors’ salaries or bilingualism , they want to talk about how I was summoned by the SLO”, said Gruevski, adding that he could not speak about the pre-trial procedure, but denied that it was about the import of electricity, pointing out that it was about “something else”.