The Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption will get five new prosecutors instead of the requested eight. Systematization is done in accordance with the new Law on Public Prosecution which entered into force a month ago.
Head of the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime and Corruption Vilma Ruskovska asked for eight prosecutors, but the Council of Public Prosecutors decided to get five, due to the chronic problem of lack of staff across the country, said Council President Aco Kolevski.
According to the systematization, the Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime should have 18 prosecutors together with Ruskovska. However, they claim that this is a small number for the needs of the Prosecution.
“Currently, the prosecution functions with 10 public prosecutors, including the Basic Public Prosecutor Vilma Ruskovska, who heads this prosecution. According to the workload, the envisaged number of public prosecutors is far from the needs of the prosecution, for which the prosecution submitted a request to the Council of Public Prosecutors to extend the decision on determining the number of public prosecutors to eight more public prosecutors, bringing the number of public prosecutors in “The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office for Organized Crime will amount to 21 public prosecutors,” said the Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organized Crime and Corruption.