DAILY BRIEF September 6: SPO cases go to the PPO, dissatisfaction, hope…
NEWS OF THE DAY: PPO takes over SPO cases
The Expert Collegium of Public Prosecutors in the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the RNM yesterday decided to take over the cases of the SPO. The decision comes after Katica Janeva, from custody, sent a power of attorney to the SPO for the cases to be able to be handed over to the state prosecutor’s office.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of the RNM has decided to take over in their competence and for further proceeding the cases that will be handed over to them by the Public Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution of crimes related to and arising from the content of the illegal interception of communications.
.Zaev is ready for a leaders’ meeting on the Law on Public Prosecutor’s Office, if there is such need
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today stated that he is ready to convene a leaders’ meeting on the Law on Public Prosecutor’s Office, if there is such need, but emphasized that a chance should be given for finding a solution through the laws.
– We expect for the working groups to say if there is a need for a leaders’ meeting. If they say they are, I am ready. The aim is to find a solution for the Law on Public Prosecutor’s Office, stated Zaev, following the visit to the Hospital “September 8”.
Kalajdziev: Janeva can’t be behaving in the style “cataclysm after me”
Special Public Prosecutor Katica Janeva has no authorization neither in normal circumstances, nor now when she is in custody, to be delegating SPO cases to another prosecution, stated university professor Goran Kalajdziev.
According to Kalajdziev, who is part of the expert working group in the Ministry of Justice on the Law on Public Prosecutor’s Office, there is no interest in the country for there to be an independent institution for fighting corruption and that this is obviously the end of the Special Prosecutor’s Office.
-She has received these cases by law and she has to work on them. In this case, she has resigned and she cannot be behaving as if though there will be a cataclysm after her. A new public prosecutor could have been elected, but what is most terrifying is that there is no interest for such a thing. Obviously this is the end of the SPO, there is no interest in the country for there to be an independent institution for fighting corruption. Ultimately, I regret to have to say that the SPO is just abused in order to take down VMRO-DPMNE from government, says Kalajdziev.
There is no confirmation that Janeva has submitted a resignation.
Verusevski did not appear to testify for the “Target – Fortress” case.
Ademi: negotiations with SONK continue next week.
Charges submitted for pollution of the environment by REK Bitola.
Unemployment falls to 17.5 percent.
Translated by N.Cvetkovska