Special Prosecution, one year after its establishment

Special Prosecution, one year after its establishment

Skopje, 14 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

It’s been one year since the establishment of the Special Prosecution in FYROM. This prosecution was established as part of the Przino agreement, which was reached last year between four political parties. Its establishment was made upon the proposal of the Macedonian opposition and this prosecution would independently investigate the scandals resulting from the wiretapping affair, which involved many senior officials who have led the country since 2008.

Public Prosecution says that so far, there have been 7 investigations and 20 cases which may be investigated. 80 people are suspects in these cases and the majority of them are current and former state officials.

Part of the list is also the leader of VMRO-DPMNE and former PM, Nikola Gruevski, former ministers Gordana Jankulovska and Mile Janakievski, former head of the Secret Services, Saso Mijalkov, mayor of Pustec in Albania, Edmond Temelko and several other mayors.

Suzana Josevska Anastovska, lawyer and collaborator of the Special Prosecution says that this institution has raised standards as to how the prosecution of the country will function.

“These are procedures which the citizens may think that they are slow, but great work is being made. Citizens are not used to this way of work, therefore it seems as if nothing is advancing”, says the lawyer.

General Prosecutor, Katica Janeva is expected to report on the work of this prosecution, which acts in parallel with the Public Prosecution in FYROM. /balkaneu.com/