Tag: corruption
Macedonia 31.01.23 | 13:08

Macedonia has made no progress in the fight against corruption, according to the latest report of Transparency International

Macedonia has made almost no progress in the fight against corruption. Despite strong pressure from the international community and the embassies in Skopje to do something to fight corruption, the latest report by Transparency International shows that the country is standing still – from ranking...

Macedonia 14.12.22 | 12:21

Geer: Nice words are not enough in the fight against corruption, citizens expect results

State institutions must work together to reduce the extent of corruption, to introduce laws and rules of conduct and sanctions for corrupt behavior, but they should also implement and execute these measures. The fight against corruption also implies building a negative environment for all corrupt habits...

Macedonia 10.12.22 | 23:25

Deputy Prime Minister Grkovska accepts that some of the blame for the high level of corruption is on the Government

Slavica Grkovska, who is now in the hot seat as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of fighting corruption, acknowledged that some of the blame for the growing crime and corruption rests with the Government. The SDSM – DUI coalition is facing unprecedented rebukes from the US, UK and EU on the issue...

News 09.12.22 | 19:09

Mickoski on the announced anti-corruption push: We can’t expect those who create the crime and corruption to lead the fight against them

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski agreed with the conclusion of the US Ambassador that Macedonia faces an unacceptable level of corruption and accused the ruling coalition of being responsible for the situation. Crime and corruption are destroying our system. It’s an old problem of this Government!...

Macedonia 09.12.22 | 12:01

British Ambassador Lawson demands steps to fight corruption in Macedonia, says the problem is “getting worse, not better”

British Ambassador to Macedonia Matthew Lawson joined in the call of the US Ambassador Angela Aggeler that the country finally gets serious about fighting corruption. In a message he tweeted out on the Anti-Corruption Day, Lawson blamed the country of going in the wrong direction in this crucial issue. Recent...

Macedonia 09.12.22 | 10:20

VMRO: US anti-corruption initiative is proof that the SDSM – DUI government is deeply corrupt

The very fact that foreigners are coming to clean up crime in Macedonia is the best evidence that the Government is corrupt, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party following the announcement by US Ambassador Angela Aggeler that a team from Washington is in Macedonia to determine which current office holders...

Macedonia 06.12.22 | 14:50

American storm in the Macedonian corrupt ocean

Sanctions Team from Washington here to take a more aggressive look at past and current corrupt actors, and to consider all possible responses. Macedonia’s justice sector needs more investigations, prosecutions to show that no one is above the law, US Ambassador Angela Aggeler said on Twitter. After...

Macedonia 09.08.22 | 10:56

Transparency International report: No interest among institutions in overcoming corruption in spatial planning, urbanism and construction

The second quarterly report was prepared for monitoring the implementation of the recommendations prepared by Transparency International Macedonia for public institutions to overcome the risks of corruption in these areas. Transparency International Macedonia said that the report was prepared in the...

World 15.04.22 | 18:03

V4: Heads of EU institutions secretive about corruption

The V4 news agency asked leading Brussels bureaucrats about their thoughts on the fact that in some EU institutions and member states politicians are not bound by strict rules to declare their assets, which creates a loophole for possible corruption. Apparently, Brusselites are not particularly concerned,...

Macedonia 12.04.22 | 22:47

Spasovski: High-level corruption the biggest challenge for institutions

The Interior Ministry (MoI) has always acted in line with prosecution orders regardless of who might be involved, Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said commenting on the detention of former governments secretary general Muhamed Zekiri, who is charged with abuse of office. This case was handled by the...

Macedonia 25.03.22 | 10:38

Kostadin Kostadinov – one of the SDSM politicians who got rich in office

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski raised questions about the property of one of Zoran Zaev’s top lieutenants, the current Mayor of Strumica Kostadin Kostadinov. We’ve seen Kostadinov with a Garmin watch priced at over a 1,000 EUR which he did not report in his property list. He drives...

Macedonia 25.01.22 | 12:18

Macedonia ranks 87th in the world in the Transparency International corruption report

Macedonia rebounded somewhat from the disastrous 111th place ranking in the Transparency International report last year, and now reached the 87th place with 39 points out of 100. Other countries in the region that rank closely are Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Albania.  

Macedonia 13.01.22 | 14:05

Nikoloski: Macedonia desperately needs fight against corruption

Macedonia desperately needs fight against corruption and for the rule of law, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski, during the meeting of the National council for Euro-integrations. The Council was convened to have French Ambassador Cyril Baumgartner present the priorities of the French...

Macedonia 23.12.21 | 17:49

“Slavija” corruption scandal: Only one lot owned by the bankrupt public company is worth more than its asking price

The bankrupt Communist era retail giant “Slavija”, which still has property across Skopje, has a downtown store that is worth over 218,000 EUR, which is the asking price for the entire company, said VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski. The opposition party is accusing the Zaev Government...

Macedonia 08.12.21 | 15:23

MCIC: Citizens are not optimistic that corruption will decrease in the future

Corruption is the biggest problem for the citizens who are not optimistic that it will decrease in the future. According to citizens, judges, ministers, MPs, mayors and prosecutors are the most corrupt, according to a corruption assessment survey conducted by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation...

World 03.12.21 | 11:02

Commissioner Hahn is accused of conflict of interest

French Liberation paper reports that EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn faces a conflict of interest investigation for hunting trips he took. The paper cites a hunting trip with Belgian lobbyists in 2015, and lunches with his partner that were paid by an outside party. Hahn did not report these meetings and...

Macedonia 29.11.21 | 10:31

Mickoski: Deeply ingrained corruption is behind the Besa bus disaster

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski demanded answers from the Government on the Besa bus disaster that claimed 45 lives on Tuesday morning. Mickoski asked how is it possible that the bus that was used for a trip to Istanbul left the country 135 times even though it was not registered for international...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 11:41

Hajredini: School example of corruption, Zaev cares only about helping criminal Daka Davidovic

Former Minister of Finance, Xhevdet Hajredini, reacts that the sale of state land at the former SIK JELAK plant in Tetovo is a school example of corruption from the highest to the lowest level. As Hajredini says, that case shows that the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not care at all about the citizens...

Macedonia 13.09.21 | 15:31

After the Tetovo disaster, reports of neglect of patients and corruption in the Kumanovo Covid hospital

After a man from Tetovo described the levels of corruption, incompetence and violation of safety norms in the hospital which burnt down last week with catastrophic loss of life, a woman from Kumanovo is doing the same. Man who lost his father and brother and spoke out about the chaos preceding the Tetovo...

Macedonia 21.08.21 | 22:16

“Zaev is admitting refugees to tone down criticism for his crime and corruption”

The Zaev Government is admitting refugees from Afghanistan to dampen criticism about its high level of corruption, that is noted in American reports, said former VMRO-DPMNE official Ilija Dimovski in a Sitel TV interview. Zaev agreed to take on at least 650 refugees, and says that Macedonia is prepared...

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