“Tariff” trial to resume on March 1

The trial judge in the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO) case dubbed “Tariff” interrupted Tuesday’s hearing in the Skopje-based Criminal Court after one of the witnesses felt unwell.

The hearing is scheduled to resume on March 1.

The defense said it would prove their clients’ innocence by putting 160 witnesses on the stand.

Case “Tariff” involves seven individuals indicted of abuse of office in a public procurement of software system for Macedonian Power Plants (ELEM).

According to the indictment, the suspects enabled a consortium, which eventually won the tender, to qualify for the second stage although it did not provide the proper documentation. The value of the public procurement stands at EUR 4,1 million, and the budget damage is about EUR 450,000.