Tag: angusev
Economy 12.06.20 | 19:32

Anti-Corruption Commission opens an investigation into the way the Government hands out coronavirus stimulus funds

the State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) announced it will investigate the distribution of stimulus funds to companies hit by the coronavirus crisis, after former Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev received over 100.000 EUR in subsidies. The funds are meant for companies whose business was affected...

Economy 18.05.20 | 12:40

Koco Angusev denies personal involvement in the sale of electricity to the city of Skopje

Former Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev has denied media reports that he was involved in a major contract to sell electricity to the city of Skopje worth two million EUR. The contract was won by EDS, a company founded and long operated by Angusev, but in his clarification he points out that he sold...

Economy 26.03.20 | 11:47

Levica: Koco Angusev’s companies are firing workers, ordering them to reuse disposable face masks

The Brako metalworks in Veles, owned by the former Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev, has been reported to labour inspectors for failing to provide its workers with protective gear needed during the coronavirus epidemic. Brako workers were told to wash and re-use the disposable masks, said the Levica...

Economy 04.01.20 | 10:29

Russian owned gas plant cited its exclusive contract with Angusev as reason for its bankruptcy

The Lider news site is publishing documents from the TE-TO bankruptcy scandal, in which the large, Russian owned gas fired energy plant received a tax write-off by the Zaev Government worth 24 million EUR. The bankruptcy allowed TE-TO to default on additional 28 million EUR in debt to the Toplifikacija...

Economy 26.12.19 | 12:41

Zaev stands by Angusev despite his latest corruption allegations

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev defended his Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev from the anti-corruption investigation in which he is accused of pushing a decision that benefited one of his companies. The Government decided to abolish import duties lithium ion battery components which are used by...

Economy 09.12.19 | 21:54

Lider: The Zaev Government wrote-off 20 million EUR in debt from a Russian owned energy company involved in money laundering

The Lider news site is reporting on a major new scandal involving a Government write off of 20 million EUR in debt owed by the Russian owned TE-TO energy company. TE-TO owns the only gas fired power and heating plant in Macedonia, located in downtown Skopje. Lider reports that the company’s owners,...

Economy 20.11.19 | 21:56

Angusev says he secured a 420 million EUR credit line from the World Bank

Outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev said tha the has secured a credit line from the World Bank worth 420 million EUR, which will be used to improve road infrastructure, introduce technological innovations and improve the competitiveness of Macedonian businesses, as well as environmental issues...

Macedonia 15.11.19 | 14:09

Anti-corruption watchdog proposes an investigation into Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev over a Government decision that benefited his company

The Anti-Corrruption Commission DKSK voted 4:2 today to propose thatthe Government reviews the actions of Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev. According to a report, Angusev used his influence in the Government to influence the decision to to abolish import duties on lithium ion battery components. Angusev...

Economy 12.11.19 | 20:39

Zaev will ask the chambers of commerce to nominate a replacement for Angusev, who is leaving after his profits allegedly nosedived

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that he will turn to the chambers of commerce and ask them to propose a replacement for his outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev. Angusev, who was in charge of economic development, announced he will leave the Government following the early general elections scheduled...

Macedonia 11.06.19 | 18:21

Sekerinska denies report that she is trying to oust Angusev and Tevdovski from the Government

Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska, who is considered as the leader of the Skopje wing of the SDSM party, denied media reports that this factions has demanded the removal of either Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev or Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski as different factions position themselves ahead...

Macedonia 09.06.19 | 21:19

TV21: SDSM Skopje branch wants to have Angusev and/or Tevdovski removed from the Government

TV21 reports that the Skopje branch of the ruling SDSM party wants to have at least one of the chief two economic Government members – Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev or Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski, to resign. Calls to replace the economic ministers have also come from the Albanian DUI...

Economy 31.05.19 | 19:28

Mickoski and Angusev spar over the disastrous foreign investment inflows

After Zaev’s point man on the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev, tried to put a positive spin on the disastrously poor FDI results in teh first quarter of 2019, VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski responded to Angusev’s numbers, but also to his insults hurled toward the opposition...

Economy 31.05.19 | 18:43

Angusev tries to put a positive spin on the disastrous Q1 foreign investment figures

After the disastrously low foreign direct investment inflows in the beginning of the year (21.6 million EUR in the first quarter as reported by the Central Bank), Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev held an urgent press conference in an attempt to spin the numbers. Instead of talking about the investment...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 14:49

Zaev deputy Angusev feels relaxed about the possibility he gets fired after a string of corruption scandals

Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev name was linked with a series of corruption scandals in the past two years, as his companies won public contracts and one was sold to a Greek state owned company in the midst of the name talks. Asked during a press event today, Angusev insisted that he is prepared to...

Macedonia 10.05.19 | 21:06

Another dam being built by Zaev’s deputy Angusev raises corruption concerns

Following the corruption investigation over his Topolki hydro plant project, Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev is in the hot seat over another dam. The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party asked the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate if Angusev influenced the Government to receive 2.000 square meters...

Macedonia 09.05.19 | 15:14

Angusev says he will cooperate with the corruption investigation launched against him

Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev said that he will be available to the Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) as it investigates him for alleged corruption. Angusev is investigated after the Government decided to repurpose land near one of his hydro plants, in a move that benefits his Topolki company. DKSK...

Economy 07.03.19 | 17:19

Angjusev still holds out hope that Volkswagen will invest in Macedonia

Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angjusev assured the media that Volkswagen still hasn’t made a decision to open its new large manufacturing plant in Serbia. Zoran Zaev promised that, as result of the name change he pushed through Parliament, the giant German car-maker will make a huge investment in...

Macedonia 28.12.18 | 21:05

Heavy public criticism after Zaev’s five deputies decide to award themselves a pay hike

The Government asked the Parliament to increase salaries for the five Deputy Prime Ministers by 8.000 denars. These increases should apply to Bujar Osmani, Radmila Sekerinska, Koco Angusev, Oliver Spasovski and Hazbi Lika. The proposal was immediately met with criticism in the public, as the recipients...

Economy 25.12.18 | 12:04

Angusev tries to downplay impact of EU steel tariffs

Deputy Prime Minister Koco Angusev sought to downplay the hit Macedonian steel industry will endure under the European Union imposed tariffs, which will slap 25 percent to the cost of the exports. Angusev dismissed criticism from VMRO-DPMNE Vice-President Aleksandar Nikoloski, who said that for all the...