Tag: corruption
Macedonia 25.09.20 | 17:43

From unsatisfactorily corrupt Macedonia has become a satisfactorily corrupt state: political analyst

Ivor Mickovski, a political analyst, believes that Macedonia has gone from being unsatisfactorily corrupt to being satisfactorily corrupt. We have made progress in the fight against corruption. We have gone from unsatisfactorily corrupt to a satisfactorily corrupt state, Mickovski wrote on Facebook.

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 13:33

VMRO has four demands that will restore the rule of law in Macedonia

We refuse to spend our lives waiting for justice, we’ve been doing that for 30 years, said VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski during the large protest march the party held yesterday evening. Protesters streamed from the Justice Ministry to the Skopje courthouse, chanting against the numerous...

Macedonia 23.09.20 | 15:05

Crime and corruption run rampant in Macedonia, Mickoski says during meeting with Italian Ambassador Romeo

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski had a meeting with Italian Ambassador Carlo Romeo today, during which he raised the issue of high level corruption in Macedonia under the Zaev regime. The Covid-19 pandemic brought our country in a very difficult economic and healthcare situation, and the Government...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 12:12

VMRO schedules a major protest against SDSM corruption and mafia attacks

A large protest will take place on Wednesday afternoon, organized by the VMRO-DPMNE party in resposne to the mafia links in the SDSM – DUI led Government. One reason for the protest, which opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski called for today, is the attack on outspoken Government critic Ljupco...

Macedonia 12.09.20 | 11:48

Mickoski: Government wants to hide State Department’s report that corruption and bad economy are Macedonia’s main issues

The US State Department published a report on Macedonia which lists a number of negative phenomena, but some media outlets close to the government greatly ignored the report or their reports fabricated milder forms to define the real situation listed in the report, said the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan...

Macedonia 27.08.20 | 22:27

Snub aimed at Zaev? Pendarovski says he would like to see a Government of ministers who are not corrupt

President Stevo Pendarovski called on the Parliament to elect a Government that will not be tainted with corruption and will include competent officials. Pendarovski published a summary of his comments made before the Marshall Center but it’s unclear whether he meant it as a snub of the Government...

Macedonia 25.08.20 | 14:22

VMRO: It’s absurd to have Zaev’s lieutenant Ljupco Nikolovski placed in charge of fighting corruption

The nomination of Zaev loyalist Ljupco Nikolovski as Deputy Prime Minister tasked with fighting corruption is absurd, said the conservative VMRO-DPMNE party. VMRO official Igor Zdravkovski reminded the public that Nikolovski, as Secretary General of SDSM, was deeply involved in organizing the chaotic...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 11:09

VMRO will propose a law to investigate the origin of wealth of politicians in the first 100 days

VMRO-DPMNE will propose a law to investigate the origin of the property of top politicians in the first 100 days of the new Parliament, said party leader Hristijan Mickoski. He pointed to the inexplicable growth of the family businesses of SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev, and the numerous corruption and...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 22:50

Two customs agents caught with a large bribe

Two customs agents were caught today with a large sum of money, estimated at between 15 and 20 thousand EUR, reports Infomax. According to the news site, the two female agents are suspected of asking for a bribe from the owner of a forwarding company. When caught by the internal control, the two could...

Macedonia 26.06.20 | 17:44

Zaev’s top healthcare official Den Doncev arrested, questioned over a major corruption scandal

Den Doncev, a confidant of former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev who until recently ran the sprawling FZOM public healthcare fund, was arrested this afternoon and is being questioned about the major corruption scandal known as Racket 2. It is still not clear whether Doncev will face charges and if the prosecutors...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 22:00

Sekerinska admits that there is no set date when the EU accession talks will begin

SDSM Vice President Radmila Sekerinska finally acknowledged that Macedonia was not given a date to open EU accession talks. SDSM has been announcing and even celebrating “the date” since 2017, but the closest it got is a political statement of the European Council that accession talks will...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 18:58

Film Agency director Tozija is being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission

The Anti-Corruption Commission is investigating the head of the Macedonian Film Agency Gorjan Tozija for abuse of office. Tozija refused to resign after creating an international incident with Croatia and Slovenia, when he rudely insulted both countries and their leaders. Croatian media outlets request...

Macedonia 03.06.20 | 16:03

GRECO demands that Macedonia shows results in the fight against corruption

The GRECO anti-corruption group said that it expects results and reforms in Macedonia in the fight against corruption. According to the Council of Europe body, the activities have stalled with the approach of the elections and need to be resumed. I reiterate once again – this is not for the MPs, this...

Macedonia 26.05.20 | 19:22

Anti-corruption watchdog calls on the Government to stop promoting its stimulus program as a party hand-out ahead of the elections

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) called on the Government to stop overly promoting spending programs that could influence the public mood in the run up to the elections. The ruling SDSM party is already campaigning hard on the Government decree that would provide vouchers worth 150 EUR or...

Macedonia 20.04.20 | 12:39

Anti-corruption watchdog warns the Government that the state of emergency doesn’t excuse its corrupt actions

The state Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) warned office holders that they will be held accountable for abuses done during the epidemic. Macedonia is currently without a Parliament and the Government holds near total power under a state of emergency, leading to many allegations of abuse on its part,...

Macedonia 08.04.20 | 13:17

Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate allegations of graft during the coronavirus epidemic

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) announced it will investigate the reports that public procurement contracts and other Government activities during the coronavirus epidemic are tainted with corruption. We will look into the procurement, the distribution of aid, the work of the inspectors and other...

Macedonia 11.03.20 | 23:11

US Department of State releases report on Macedonia: High-level corruption main issue

The U.S. Department of State released Wednesday the 2019 report on human rights practices for Macedonia. High-level corruption and violence against LGBT individuals are noted as major issues, and it praises the government’s commitment to a independent judiciary. The report notes progress in media...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 18:49

French Ambassador Thimonier says corruption is a cancer eating away at the country, expresses regret that the PPO was not adopted with a proper consensus

French Ambassador to Macedonia Christian Thimonier discussed the growing number of corruption cases, and referred to the practice as the cancer of the country. In an interview with the Macedonian Radio, the Ambassador said that corruption is eating away at the economic prosperity and the rule of law. Anybody...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 12:39

Economic Faculty clerk charged with fraud – she took 2.000 EUR from six students

A clerk at the Economic Faculty in Skopje is charged with defrauding six students of 2.000 EUR. The clerk took the money and told the students she will make payments to the faculty in their name. She then gave forged receipts to the students, and kept the money for herself. Corruption is rampant in Macedonian...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 16:56

Nikoloski: Macedonia will remain mired in corruption so long as Zaev and SDSM are in power

As  the Macedonian Parliament began a discussion about the law on public prosecutors, which became a serious priority for Macedonia as the judiciary is in a state of deep crisis, VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski insisted that the country can’t expect to see justice and restoration...

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