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Macedonian Opposition Accuses PM Of Revealing State Secrets

Macedonia's Social Democratic party has filed a complaint against Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski for allegedly revealing state secrets.

The Social Democrats secretary-general, Oliver Spasovski, told reporters on February 26 that his party is filing charges against Gruevski but didn't elaborate.

Macedonian opposition groups accuse Gruevski's government of wiretapping at least 20,000 people's phones, including politicians, journalists, and political leaders.

In late January, the government accused Zoran Zaev, the leader of the Social Democratic Party, of espionage and blackmail against officials.

Zaev is currently barred from leaving the country and his party is boycotting parliament.

Spasovski's comments came the same day the Association of Macedonian Journalists called for Gruevski to resign.

The group said in a statement it "expresses outrage and condemns in the sharpest terms eavesdropping on journalists."

Based on reporting by AFP, AP, and dpa

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