17 prosecutors are investigating the wiretapping scandal, EU experts expected to arrive

17 prosecutors are investigating the wiretapping scandal, EU experts expected to arrive

Skopje, March 27, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The wiretapping scandal in FYR Macedonia has started to be investigated by 17 national prosecutors. This was declared by the Public Prosecution.

“The files for the wiretapping scandal and the criminal charges raised by opposition party SDSM have been distributed to 17 prosecutors. Their examination continues and action has been taken on several of them”, says the prosecution, which stresses that the process will be transparent and entirely independent, regardless of who the accuser and who the accused is.

A while ago, the Public Prosecution has demanded from the European Union to send experts of legal issues, in order to monitor the investigation over the wiretapping scandal.

Spokeswoman of the European Commission, Maja Kocijancic declared yesterday that she has received the letter of the prosecutor, but she didn’t say if Brussels will positively respond to the experts’ request.

“At this moment, I have nothing new to say. As you know, we have received a letter and we made it clear what we expect from FYROM and currently I have no new information”, declared Kocijancic.

Macedonian opposition has published a number of registered conversations which indicate illegal acts and corruptive acts by government officials. The opposition has demanded the involvement of international investigators, because there’s no confidence on investigation authorities in FYROM, due to the political influences. /ibna/