Special Prosecution is yet to start investigations

Special Prosecution is yet to start investigations

Skopje, 3 November 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Parliament in FYROM has approved the budget for the Special Prosecution. This decision came a week after the gridlock in the talks for the implementation of the June 2 agreement.

One of the points of the agreement was the functioning of the Special Prosecution. But differences on the budget of the Special Prosecution have been overcome and at the proposal of the Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavrevski, parliament voted a 1 million euro budget for this institution, which will be used in a period of several months.

Another obstacle for the work of this prosecution relates to the staff. The Committee of Public Prosecutors has only approved 7 out of 14 prosecutors proposed by Janeva. According to the Committee, this number is not necessary.

International representatives have also demanded for the full staff demanded by Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, to be approved.

The Special Prosecution is expected to start investigations on all affairs relating to corruption and criminal acts, revealed by the materials published by the opposition, as part of the wiretapping affair. /ibna/