DAILY BRIEF September 16: Mandates, prosecutions, dismissals…

NEWS OF THE DAY: The termination of the mandates of the SPO prosecutors has been determined, they are returning to their previous prosecutor’s office

The Council of Public Prosecutors today concluded termination of the mandate of the prosecutors of the Special Public Prosecutor’s Office, after on Saturday their boss Katica Janeva was dismissed. The President of the Council, Aco Kolevski, following the session announced that recent SPO prosecutors should return to their previous public prosecutor’s office.

Janeva after being dismissed from the SPO, also dismissed from the Gevgelia Basic Prosecutor’s Office

The Council of Public Prosecutors at today’s session brought a decision for part of the decision for the dismissal of Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva to be repealed, which stipulates that her function as a public prosecutor in the Gevgelia Basic Prosecutor’s Office is put in inaction.

The mandate of SPO prosecutors ends, Joveski can activate them again

Following the decision of the Council, public prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski is to make the next move, who, if he decides to, has the opportunity to reassign the cases to the prosecutors that had led them until now.

Of the cases for which the SPO has filed over 20 charges, only three have been completely closed, some have been returned for retrial or for the Court of Appeals to comment.


The Criminal Court of Skopje terminated the house arrest measure for the former mayor of the Municipality of Karpos, Stevco Jakimovski.

Minister of Finance, Nina Angelovska, announced her team on her Facebook profile.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, in an interview for Agency Europe, warns of the risks that are threatening North Macedonia should the EU not grant a date for the start of negotiations in October.

Journalists have much greater responsibility before the public every time they make an address, regardless of whether it is through the media or the social networks, said today the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM).

The Helsinki Committee also strongly condemned such reporting and creating of texts and statements that put women in subordinated positions and violate the principle of equality between men and women.

The trial for the bus accident near Laskarci was postponed today due to health problems of one of the accused, next hearing scheduled for October 15.


CIVIL is organizing an Election Reforms Conference “Perspectives of the Macedonian Elections“, at Hotel Continental (Crystal Hall), on September 25, starting at 12 noon.

CIVIL is starting with a new series of regional seminars, and currently registration is taking place for those interested for the first seminar that will be held in Stip. The seminar is titled “Civic Lenses: Citizens participate, observe and report”.

CIVIL, tomorrow staring at 11 am, in front of café Garson in the center of Skopje, is organizing an info stand dedicated to the promotion of green values, social justice and antinationalism.

CIVIL Media survey

The government and the opposition will have to reach an agreement; this just isn’t working anymore. If they don’t agree, then a third option will have to be sought, this just can’t go on anymore, says a citizen in the Old Bazaar in Skopje, in response to the question of CIVIL Media – will the government and opposition manage to agree on the SPO?


The garbage in us

Finally, in the picture we can notice a ripe Macedonian tomato falling from the height of a ten-story building in the Skopje Municipality of Aerodrom, which scatters in front of your feet and momentarily turns into a metaphor. For a level of consciousness, for a destructive provincial mentality, for a primitive idiot who still believes that hygiene is a contagious disease, writes Milan Banov.

How did the Asian economic tigers emerge?

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the “Asian economic tigers” started to strongly invest in post-communist countries from Central and Eastern Europe, with the purpose to serve as a bridge to the rich EU market. If at that time the Balkans were not engaged in wars, and if the Balkan countries had leaders with a vision, the Asian economic tigers would have directed their investments, because of their geographical position, to the Balkans, and not to Central and Eastern Europe, writes Kosta Stoimenovski.

Angela Petrovska

Translated by: Natasa Cvetkovska

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