Canoski to seek damages of €40 million for demolition of Kosmos complex

 The owner of the Kosmos residential complex in Skopje, businessman Fijat Canoski, told the court Wednesday that its demolition was of ‘political nature’.

He said he would also seek damages, which was estimated at €40 million during the investigation.

Evidence provided by two witnesses were read out loud at today’s trial in the Criminal Court. The trial is regarding the case of the Special Public Prosecution codenamed ‘TNT’.

Some of the defendants in this trial include former PM Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Hungary where he was granted asylum, former Transport Minister Mile Janakieski and the former mayor of Skopje’s Gazi Baba municipality, Toni Trajkovski.

The defendants are charged with committing a crime of ‘political retaliation’ by demolishing the residential complex built by businessman Canoski. He has already said he would seek €55 million in damages.