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Truthmeter.mk: Public Prosecutor’s Office operates with only a third of the planned staff

Budget cuts, lack of resources, and lack of staff ultimately result poorly in the fight against corruption. The Public Prosecutor’s Office should play a leading role in the fight against corruption, but, unfortunately, this is a major obstacle in North Macedonia, writes Truthmeter.mk. Meta.mk republishes the story in its entirety below:   Author: Goran Lefkov The insufficient number of professional associates and other...

Public Prosecution: Short circuit in defibrillator cord started the deadly blaze in COVID hospital in Tetovo

The deadly fire in the modular COVID hospital in Tetovo which killed 14 people was a result of a short circuit in a cord of a defibrillator, announced the Basic Public Prosecution - Tetovo, citing Ministry of Interior's (MOI) forensic report. After the electric short circuit, the fire broke out in the outlet box of the extension cord where,...

North Macedonia: The Operative Technical Agency last year interposed in 853 cases of communications wiretapping

Last year, the Operative Technical Agency (OTA), for the needs of the adequate bodies in North Macedonia, interposed in 475 new activations of the wiretapping of communications measure and 378 prolongations of this measure, showed OTA's annual report that was submitted for analysis to the Parliament. Out of the total number of newly approved communication surveillance measure with the technical...

Prosecution raids the State Election Commission to investigate the acquisition of the software

The offices of the State Election Commission (SEC) of North Macedonia were raided by the Basic Public Prosecution for Organized Crime, which investigates whether there was a felony during the tendering procedure for the acquisition of this institution's software. During the raid, the tender documentation was seized which will help to determine whether the legal procedures were observed during...

Special Public Prosecution is officially history, but the fight for justice will not stop, says Prosecutor Fetai

The new Law for Public Prosecution comes to force today in North Macedonia. With that, the Special Public Prosecutor's Office (SPO), that was one of the main goals of the opponents of Nikola Gruevski's rule and was finally acchieved after the protests of the Colourful Revolution, will become history. This Prosecutor Office was at the center of the public's attention...

Pardoning party debts, court cases and the Law for Public Prosecution in the new leaked conversation between Mickoski and Kicheec (audio)

A new audio recording was posted on YouTube under the user name Racket, in which one can hear the voice of VMRO-DMNE's party leader Hristijan Mickoski, then Zoran Milevski - Kicheec and woman's voice. In the conversation between these three parties, a certain person is discussed, for whom Mickoski says he is very grateful to, since he has helped him...

Prosecutor’s Office has charged MISA State Secretary for receiving a bribe during IPA project

The Department of the Suppression of Organized and Serious Crime of the Ministry of the Interior, on the order of the relevant public prosecutor from the Public Prosecutor's Office for Organized Crime and Corruption, in coordination with the Italian prosecutor's office in Milano, and with the support of "Eurojust", has conducted a coordinated police operation to provide evidence of...

The blueprint group submitted solutions to the draft-law on Public Prosecution

The Blueprint Group for Judicial Reform, as the informal network of prominent civil society organizations, today submitted a document to the Minister of Justice with proposed amendments to Articles 32, 34 and 105 of the Draft Law for the Public Prosecutor's Office. The group informs that their proposals and comments on the law were agreed at a meeting with Minister...

Analysis: Brussels ask that Macedonian politicians change their mentality

At the end of the visit to Brussels, it seems as if the Macedonian delegation was hit by a cold shower. After receiving praise for the Government’s commitment to reform, expressed at the end of the fifteenth meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council (SA) between the country and the European Union, there is still no guarantee that in June...

An independent SPO, but under the auspices of the PPO: Government adopts the draft-law

At today's session, the Government adopted a draft law on the Public Prosecutor's Office, which regulates the status, autonomy and jurisdiction of the SPecial Prosecutor's Office (SPO), reports the Ministry of Justice. The bill provides for the SPO to be autonomous, but hierarchically lower-ranking to the state public prosecutor's office, and to represent itself in first and second instance cases...

With footage of Gruevski’s deleted, Albanian news site claims it was “sent” to Macedonia

Writing about the request of the Macedonian prosecution about the security footage of the ex-Prime Minister Gruevski's escape through the Albanian border, Albanian news site "BalkanWeb" in an article titled "Albania sends footage of Gruevski's escape", claims that the footage has already been downloaded from the system and, in accordance with the request from the Macedonian authorities, shall be sent to Skopje. The...

Prosecution: Vojminovski was under house arrest due to poor health

The Public Prosecutor's Office has stated that fugitive Nikola Vojminovski, who was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison for the attempted murder of Zijadin Sela during the violence in the Parliament on April 27, 2017, was given house arrest due to health reasons Vojminovski was under house arrest and was awaiting sentencing. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. The prosecution...

Joveski: SPO has set new standards but it is important who will supervise it

The State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski has said in an interview he gave for the MIA agency that it is essential to be decided who will be supervising the work of the Special Prosecutor's Office. -With the government's Strategy for reforms in the judiciary, it is planned that SPO to become a part of the prosecution system. I personally...

Public Prosecution has received 66 amnesty request

The Public Prosecution announced that it has received 66 amnesty requests that were lodged in accordance with the Law on amnesty on part of the Basic Court Skopje I. "The Basic Public Prosecution (OJO) for pursuing organized crime and corruption has received 29 requests out of which 12 received a positive outcome. The Basic Public Prosecution received 37 requests for...

Prosecution launch pre-trial procedure against Ivanov for violating the Constitution

The Skopje Public Prosecutor's Office has opened a case against President Gjorge Ivanov, regarding two criminal charges related to the non-signing of the Law on Languages ​​and the Prespa Agreement. The case is in the pre-trial procedure and actions are being taken to check the allegations in the application. Data and information from the Parliament of Macedonia and the President's...

“Witch-Hunt” documents VMRO-DPMNE’s war on civil society organizations

A new documentary by "Television 24", looks into the what happened in the period from December 2016 - May 2017, when the VMRO-DPMNE government undertook various action to pressurize 23 civil society organizations, through extraordinary inspections conducted by the Public Revenue Office (PRO) and investigations carried out by the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Interior and the Financial...

Fetai: If there is a goodwill a solution will be provided for pressing charges and the new investigations

SPO's public prosecutor, Fatime Fetai in an interview for the "360 Degrees" TV Show on Alsat M, said that the "unfortunate Artice 22" from the Law on the SPO is limiting this prosecution currently from pressing new charges, but formally it doesn't limit it to start new investigations. She announced that it is possible that some of the started...

This morning, Chavkov, Mukoski, and actor Vlado Jovanovski were taken into custody

Early this morning, Mitko Chavkov, former director of the Public Security Bureau at the Ministry of Interior, was taken into custody after the Public Prosecution issued a warrant, “Meta” learned from sources within the investigation. His detainment is within the framework of the investigation into the violence that occurred on April 27th, this year, in Parliament. At the time, Mr...

According to the new package of laws, police work will now be controlled by the Prosecution

The Ministry of Justice has begun preparing a package of amendments in several laws that should provide external independent control over the work of the police. According to the announcement published today, the amendments will be made in the Laws for the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Public Prosecution, the Council of Public Prosecutors and the Criminal Code. Preparations for the changes...

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev confirmed that there is a direct link between SDSM and the Public Prosecutor’s Office

With the statement that the prosecution allegedly conducted a criminal investigation into two members of government, Zoran Zaev confirmed that there is a direct link between SDSM and the Public Prosecutor's Office, which is used as a mechanism for disciplining, threatening and blackmailing, says VMRO-DPMNE. The opposition party says that the proceedings in the prosecution offices are conducted in secret...