Main content

Macedonia’s Colourful Revolution

Three women who have become the scourge of the political elite and heroines of the street protests now rocking the tiny Balkan nation.

Lucy Ash meets Macedonia’s Special Prosecutors -three women who have become the scourge of the political elite and heroines of the street protests now rocking the tiny Balkan nation. Their job is to investigate claims of wrongdoing and corruption revealed in a huge wiretapping scandal. The former Prime Minister has called them puppets of the opposition but to protestors on the street the fearless trio are Macedonia’s Charlie’s Angels.

But will they succeed in their crime fighting mission when they have a tight deadline and most state institutions are either refusing to cooperate with them or dragging their feet.
Many argue that a Special Prosecution is not much use without a Special Court. Under the current patronage based system, high court judges are appointed only after the approval of senior politicians and the secret police.

(Photo: Macedonia’s special prosecutors AKA ‘Charlie’s Angels’)

Available now

27 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Jun 2016 06:06GMT

Broadcasts

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes