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DAILY BRIEF September 17: Demands, decisions, waiting on Joveski…

NEWS OF THE DAY: Request submitted for termination of Janeva’s detention, defence expects decision by Friday

The request for termination of the detention for former special prosecutor Katica Janeva has been submitted to the Court and we are waiting for there to be a decision by Friday, when the 30-day detention expires, confirmed her lawyer Irena Frckovska today for MIA. She pointed out that they are requesting for Katica Janeva to be released and to defend herself from outside of prison, for which they have proposed other security measures as well, and also immovable property guarantee.

SPO team dismissed, cases in the hands of Joveski

The SPO team has been dismissed and the prosecutors are returning to their basic prosecutor’s offices, while their cases are now awaiting the decision of State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski.

Janeva reports in asset declaration to the Anti-Corruption Commission buying a used car

The President of the Anti-Corruption Commission, Biljana Ivanovska, stated that they are not leading a case on Janeva, that the case is in the Prosecution. Former Special Prosecutor has reported only one change in the asset declaration, for the purchase of a used vehicle. Janeva, but also the other SPO prosecutors must submit an asset declaration within a period of 30 days from the day of dismissal or termination of their mandate regarding any change to the property situation.

FLASH NEWS

Anti-Corruption Commission will request from the General and Common Affairs Service of the Government to terminate the lease agreement for the premises of former President Gjorgje Ivanov, and to assign him state-owned offices, reports MIA.

North Macedonia has already done its share and now it is time for EU leaders to do their share, said the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, at the joint press conference in the Government with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.

President Stevo Pendarovski today met with representatives of the Foreign Investors Council within the Economic Chamber of Macedonia.

The Parliament of the Republic of North Macedonia informed the public that the Initiative for one electoral unit has been formed, which 12 MPs from 10 parties and 1 independent MP have joined.

State Public Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski authorised recent SPO prosecutors Fatime Fetai and Gavril Bubevski to further represent the “Monster” case, they confirmed for MIA.

CIVILian activities

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

(from CIVIL’s archive) Conference Macedonian Perspectives: How to get to Europe, July 2018. Photo: B. Jordanovska/CIVIL

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, organized an info stand today at 11 am, in front of café Garson in the center of Skopje, dedicated to the promotion of green values, social justice and antinationalism.

OPINION

Health care – a social or business category

It is no secret that there is a mafia in pharmacy, starting from the World Health organization, and way up to individual countries! It is high time for the pharmacy in our country to definitely be put in the function of the interests of citizens, and not the business interests of the bosses of companies! This can be achieved by prescribing a maximum margin for drugs and supporting medical supplies and with transparent tenders for their procurement, writes Kosta Stoimenovski.

Angela Petrovska

Translated by: Natasa Cvetkovska

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