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Najcevska resigns from the Council for reform in the justice sector

Professor Mirjana Najcevska resigned her membership at the Council for reform in the justice sector. She has informed the Minister of Justice and the members of the Council. "This past period has clearly demonstrated that this body was formed formed only as a screen as the solutions are being brought elsewhere and it serves to create a false picture that...

Nikola Gruevski will not be given his passport and the “bombs” were rejected as evidence in three cases

The Criminal Council of the Basic Court Skopje 1's Department for Fighting Organized Crime and Corruption has rejected the request by Nikola Gruevski to have his passport returned, announced the court on its website. At the same time, the wiretapped conversations were removed as evidence in three cases with an explanation that they were illegally acquired. Apart from Gruevski, the...

The Council of Municipality of Bitola have called a referendum on the 15th of October

With 15 votes "for" and 9 "against," the Council of the Municipality of Bitola decided today to call a referendum where the citizens of Bitola to state their opinion about the draft- strategy for migrants. A heated debate opened up about the date for holding the referendum. The opposition gave a proposal for the referendum to take place on...

SPO should clarify whether Mayor Taleski has the legal right to sign documents while under house arrest

Today, advisors in Bitola at the session of the Council discussed the quarterly report on how the budget for 2016 was implemented, signed by Mayor Vladimir Taleski. Having proposed the budget, the Mayor has now requested reports be sent to his home, on how the budget is being implemented, confirmed officials from the Municipality of Bitola. Opposition parties in the...

Tomorrow Tusk meets with President Ivanov in Skopje

The President of the European Council President Donald Tusk, arrives in Skopje tomorrow to meet with President Gjorge Ivanov, where they shall discuss  the refugee crisis. The visit is part of Tusk’s short-tour, from March 1st -3rd, he will travel to Vienna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Skopje and Athens to continue building a European consensus on addressing the migrant crisis, but also to prepare...

Janeva’s team now complete, and starts work on Monday

Today at the Council of Public Prosecutors the twelve elected prosecutors from Katica Janeva team swore an Oath of Office, which officially means on Monday they will start to work on the allegations arising from the content of tapped conversations. The formal session, prosecutors vowed to work responsibly and honestly, in accordance with the Constitution, Laws and legal international agreements,...

The Council of Public Prosecutors selected five more of Janeva’s Assistant Prosecutors

The team of the Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva will now be 12 prosecutors. The Council of Public Prosecutors at today's emergency meeting chose five, stated the Council Chairman Peter Anevski, which apparently the Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, proposed today. “Today at 12:00 am the Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva submitted a draft application for the selection of five prosecutors. Besides those...

The Council of Public Prosecutors did not select Janeva’s whole team today either

The debate on the selection of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva's team was not on the agenda of today's session at the Council of Public Prosecutors, said Council's Chairman Peter Anevski. At the session, one of the members of the Council proposed to consider a request to Janevki, but President Anevski gave an explanation that in the letter the special prosecutor...

Brussels Demands a Timely and Complete Implementation of What had been Agreed on July 15

The European Commissioner Johanes Hahn and the Slovakian Minister of foreign affairs Miroslav Lajcak, who presided with the Stabilization and Association Council, asked for a “complete and timely implementation of the Przhino Agreement.” Lajcak said that the Macedonian representatives- Minister for Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki and the Minister for European Integrations Fatmir Besimi- had gave an assurance that the Government...

Council of the EU: A serious concern about the situation and the crisis in Macedonia

Reaffirming its conclusions in relation to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from December 2014 to April 2015, the EU's commitment to the Thessaloniki Agenda and the candidacy of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Council reiterates its concern about the situation in the country, especially for the current political crisis, reads the draft conclusions for Macedonia which...

Does anyone remember the case “Puch”?

Council of Criminal Court has no legally defined deadline for the review of the indictment in the case "Puch" when to enter plea and decide whether to put it in further procedure and schedule a trial or will return it to the prosecution, as requested by the defense. Although some media on 1st of June, after the session of the...

Ivanov: There must be accountability for all that has and has not been done

Security Council expressed sharpest condemnation for violation of security of the country, aimed at destabilization of Macedonia, said President Gjorgje Ivanov after the session. After the meeting, which was attended by representatives of DUI, SDSM and DPA, Ivanov said that the public would be soon informed about the conclusions. - This group doesn’t have support in Macedonia or in the region,...

EU foreign ministers are preparing conclusions about Macedonia

On Tuesday, the foreign ministers of EU countries will adopt a conclusion which will express the serious concern about the political situation in Macedonia, reads the draft conclusions of the Council, learns META. Ministers will also request responsibility from all political factors in the country and is also expected that they will express a view that an investigation for the...

New visit of European officials to Macedonia next week

On 22nd of April, members of the working group of the Council of the European Union, responsible for the Western Balkans, will arrive to Macedonia, confirmed services in Brussels. The visit of the representatives of the Council is an additional sign of EU’s concern for the political crisis in Macedonia, because it was directly proposed by the EU member states. Macedonia...