Dimitrieska Kochoska: In every other country, when the Minister of Finance withdraws money from a failing bank, it is huge affair demanding resignation

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The statement of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption about the role of the Minister of Finance Nina Angeloska regarding the scandal with the Euro standard bank worth 200 million euros is nebulous, contradictory, and burdened with political motives.

The statement that there was violation of ethical norms, that she could have known about the failure of the bank, but no criminal responsibility is understatement and play on common sense with the public and citizens. The law is based on ethical norms, and the very conclusion that there is violation of ethical norms but no criminal liability is contradictory, said at a press conference Gordana Dimitrieska Kochoska, chairperson of the VMRO-DPMNE Commission for material financial operations, who added:

“Hence, the real situation requires that today we have serious collapse in the economy worth 200 million euro. One hundred thousand accounts that are blocked, 40 thousand pensioners who lost their pensions, deceived savers, over 50 million euro given in bad loans without cover, including companies from Strumica close to the Government, state institutions that hid in the alarm and the bank should not fail, and the state commission for prevention of corruption has no criminal responsibility.

One gets the impression that just as the NBRM and the Governor were silent, just as the Financial Intelligence Agency and the Ministry of Finance were silent, now the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption is defending such a scandal worth 200 million euros.”

“It is necessary for the prosecution to investigate the role of the then Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the Minister of Finance Nina Angeloska, and the financial institutions that seriously failed in their work. When the state is silent and a scandal of 200 million euro and hundreds of thousands of citizens and companies with blocked accounts occurs, either there are no institutions or they are heavily criminalized.”