Trial against former PM Buckovski reopens

Trial against former PM Buckovski reopens

Skopje, 27 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The trial against former Prime Minister and former minister of Defence, Vlado Buckovski will reopen. This has been decided by the Supreme Court which has quashed the rulings of the Court of First Instance dating back to 2013 and of the Court of Second Instance in 2014. The most recent ruling sentenced Buckovski to 2 years in prison for the case relating to tank parts, where Buckovski, in the capacity of minister of Defence, had ordered unnecessary tank parts in 2001, by misusing 2,5 million euros.

In 2001, Buckovski served as minister of Defence in the interim government during the 2001 conflict. He continued to serve at this post until 2004 and in 2005, he became Prime Minister of the country as part of SDSM. /balkaneu.com/