This is pure political theatre organized by the SDSM and supported by the Special Prosecutor’s Office, said the Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, while leaving the Criminal Court, after Tuesday’s hearing of the “Tenders” case.

Kanceska-Milevska spent two hours in court. She stated that she has the same viewpoint of the statement she made last Thursday and at today’s hearing, the SPO did not submit any new evidence.

“This is pure political theatre organized by the Social Democratic Union, and the Special Public Prosecutor are participating in this performance to support the party during the election campaign. I stick to my previous statement”, said Kanceska-Milevska.

Immediately after the case, Minister Kanceska-Milevska called a press conference, where she stated that the work from all the projects of “Skopje 2014” are “crystal clear” and the allegations made by prosecutor Fatime Fetai are nothing more than “gossip” and “hearsay”.

When the minister was asked whether the court would confiscate her passport, Kancevska-Milevska answered shortly “they need to know the laws”.

The Special Public Prosecutor’s Office officially opened the investigation on the case last Thursday and on the very same day, they requested precautionary measures for two of the suspects involved in the case.