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Macedonia Press Review – October 06, 2015

Another humiliation for the judiciary from the opposition leader; Macedonia imports double the food it exports; opposition pledges to build richer, stable, and peaceful society.


The daily marks "yet another humiliation for the judiciary" in the statement by the defense lawyer of the opposition leader Zoran Zaev who said that his client would appear at court hearings in the case dubbed "coup" where he is charged for violence against high state officials, only if Katica Janeva, the newly appointed special prosecutor, takes over the case. Zaev previously refused to appear saying he does not recognize the court which he said was under government control.

While Macedonia wants to call itself an agricultural and farming country, the numbers do not support that. According to the statistical data, in the first eight months of this year Macedonia has imported food worth €350 million. In the same period the country managed to export foods worth only half of that, €177 million.

opposition Social Democrats leader, Zoran Zaev, yesterday announced the new party project dubbed "Vision for Macedonia" which will be promoted throughout the country in the next couple of weeks. saying that the project is founded on five pillars designed to bring democracy and better life for the people, he said that the project aim is to gather ideas that would form the party electoral platform for the April early elections.

Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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