DAILY BRIEF August 8: Video footage of two suspects in the “Racket” case, Prosecutor’s Office not the source of the video, CIVIL continues with hot activities…

Italian portal “La Verita” released a video recording of two suspects in the “Racket” case.

First video and audio footage has been released in which two suspects in the “Racket” scandal can be seen taking money from the suspect in the “Empire” case, Jordan Kamcev, and leaving his home. In the footage released by “La Verita”, Bojan Jovanovski and Zoran Mileski Kiceec can be seen exiting the house of businessman Kamcev with a bag full of money.

At the end, an audio conversation has also been released, in which Jovanovski can be heard promising Kamcev that “on Monday, or no later than Tuesday, he will be released”.

Joveski: The Prosecutor’s Office is not the source of the video

The Prosecutor’s Office is not the source of the video footage that was released today by the Italian newspaper “La Verita” in relation to the “Racket” case, claims State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski.

– The Prosecutor’s Office is not the source of the video released by the Italian newspaper, stated Joveski.

The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption, which is leading the “Racket” case, is not specifying whether they are familiar with the recording and whether they have it as evidence.

Depoliticization of the Public Security Bureau in the interest of the citizens

 Depoliticization, fully excluding the possibility for political influence, continuous reforms in the direction of full professionalism, rule of law and ethical behaviour, are the guidelines in which the work of the Public Security Bureau needs to move in order to realize its basic function – protection of lives, personal security and of citizens’ property, protection of human rights and freedoms, preventing crimes, violations, maintaining public order, border checks and supervision.

Flash news

The problem with the parking space in the State Clinical Center in Skopje will be solved with prefabricated garages through a public-private partnership.

Partial restriction has been introduced for movement in forests, given the increased danger of open air fires due to the high temperatures that have been announced in the summer period.

The restriction starts as of today from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm, and will last until it is revoked. The restriction applies for forests that are managed by the Public Enterprise “National Forests”.

The Council of the Municipality of Ohrid, today at its session adopted a draft decision on putting a moratorium on temporary building and passing of urban plans, as well as legalization of buildings, until the Management Plan for natural and cultural heritage of the Ohrid Region has been adopted, or no later than February 1 next year.

CIVIL activities

CIVIL – Center for Freedom is organizing a seminar on August 14 and 15, at Hotel Romantique by the Veles Lake, on the topics “The institutions, media and civil sector together in the fight against corruption” and “Transparency and responsibility in the political processes”. Biljana Ivanovska, SCPC, Branimir Jovanovic Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, until recently, Advisor to ex-finance minister Tevdovski, Mayor of Veles, Ace Kocevski and Xhabir Deralla, President of CIVIL, are part of the agenda for CIVIL’s upcoming seminar. The organization is offering an exclusive opportunity for a limited number of visitors to attend presentations and discussions on extremely hot topics at the seminar “Transparency and responsibility in the political processes”.


Translation: N. Cvetkovska


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