One third of 75 existing hydropower plants in Macedonia are owned by Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angjusev, Radio Free Europe reports.

The first small hydropower plant in the country received a license 10 years ago and since then 75 small hydropower plants have been built and operate. The government at the latest energy forum said 35 more are under construction and 18 others are waiting for a concession.

According to data from the registry of the Energy Regulatory Commission for preferential electricity producers from small hydropower plants, as well as data from the Central Registry, shows that one third of the existing 75 hydropower plants are owned by Vice Koco Angjusev. The website of the Feroinvest company, owned by Angjusev, says that they own 25 small hydropower plants, RFE writes.