Ján Figeľ: The government is not immune to investigations and prosecutions
Mr. Figel’, what is the purpose of your visit to Macedonia? I am here as a former chief negotiator of Slovakia and its first European Commissioner. Also, Special EU Envoy for Promotion of Freedom of Religion. Iwas invited here to the USAID-supported National Convention on the EU. I was a colleague of your Secretary of State at that time, Boris Trajkovski, and I was here during the Stenkovec crisis in 1999, so I'm returning to a country that is now different, but it still faces challenges and is in the same posit...
Jakimovski: Let's not be naive about Gruevski's escape
GROM's leader Stevco Jakimovski estimates that with Gruevski's escape we are all defeated: both the government and the opposition, the whole justice and himself."But the biggest culprits are those who created the assumptions about the escape. Human rights violations, procedural law violations, trial without a lawyer, trial in enormously short deadlines, trial for a ridiculous criminal act for the purchase of a Mercedes, and not for corruption, the insistence to close at all costs, hitting the timing when there is a...
The police had to know where Gruevski was
The Basic Public Prosecutor's Office joined in the investigation following the information in the public and in the public interest after receiving certain details. They suspect that certain officials, by abusing their position and authorization, enabled the convicted person to leave the country. Within the pre-trial procedure, a series of measures for gathering evidence have been ordered. The Ministry of Internal Affairs also said that they work to determine the way Gruevski fled the country. The Internal Contr...
The cousins are the only untouchables left
Former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s escape has put his former closest associates, Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozinovski, in the Sutka prison facility. Unlike the richest Macedonian Orce Kamcev, who received decent accommodation in Sutka in one of the so-called "Hague rooms", as we learn, Janakieski and Bozinovski are placed in ordinary cells. From what the Macedonian public heard in the published conversations, former Minister of Transport and Communications Janakieski was the chief executor of the ideas of his ...
Zaev in Sofia to attend Summit and meet with Borissov
Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is visiting Sofia for the fourth edition of the Startup Europe Summit which takes place on Thursday. The meeting will be attended by Prime Ministers of the Western Balkan countries and Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society. During the his visit to Bugaria, Zaev is scheduled to meet Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. ...