This afternoon, the Supreme Court released an official statement that they had rejected all requests and objections which were on the agenda for today’s general meeting.

At the meeting, the request made by the Special Prosecutor’s Office(SPO) for the exclusion of the President of the Supreme Court, Jovo Vangelovski was rejected, as was the objection by the Judge of the Supreme Court, Lidija Nedelkova and the objections of seventeen judges from Basic Court Skopje 1 regarding the annual schedule, which was decided by the President of the Basic Court, Stojance Ribarev.

The statement by the Supreme Court did not indicate or give any explanation as to why and on what basis the objections and requests were rejected.

The Special Public Prosecutor’s Office had requested that Vangelovski be excluded because of his part in the wiretapped conversations which were released by SDSM and were recorded while he was President of the Court.