Tag: corruption
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...

Macedonia 29.07.21 | 12:05

Two weeks after claiming he is receiving offers of bribe, Judge Dzolev still hasn’t reported any specific case to the prosecutors

It’s been two weeks since one of the top officials of the Zaev regime in the judiciary said that he is frequently approached by people offering him bribes, and he still hasn’t formally reported any such instance. Judge Ivan Dzolev is President of the Skopje criminal court. He was trying to...

Macedonia 26.07.21 | 14:41

Zaev counters the State Department report, claims there is no corruption in the highest levels of his Government

Zoran Zaev was defensive today when asked about the latest State Department report, which identified corruption in the high levels of his Government. The report, published last week, found that “there have been credible allegations of corruption in law enforcement, the judiciary, and many other sectors”. State...

Macedonia 25.07.21 | 16:54

“Under Zaev, Macedonia became synonymous with crime and corruption”

Under Zoran Zaev, Macedonia became synonymous with crime and corruption, said VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski, after the publication of the latest State Department investment report. The report is highly critical of Macedonia, citing reports of corruption of Government officials and the selective...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 22:34

Zaev’s Government pledges to get serious about fighting corruption after the highly critical State Department report

After the rarely critical US State Department report that pointed the high level of corruption in Macedonia, the Zaev Government issued a statement insisting that it is determined to fight corruption. The report pointed out that Macedonia reached a historic low in the Transparency International report...

Macedonia Economy 23.07.21 | 18:39

State Department warns potential investors in Macedonia about the high level of corruption

In its latest Investment climate report, the US State Department warns about the high level of corruption in Macedonia and the public disappointment with the deteriorating situation in this regard. …Macedonia has laws intended to counter bribery, abuse of official position, and conflicts-of-interest,...

Macedonia 07.07.21 | 23:57

US report notes the persistent problem of corruption in Macedonia

In a report on investment climate, the US State Department determines that corruption remains a persistent problem in the country. The report notes that doing business in Macedonia is relatively easy, but points the problem of corruption. The report also finds that the pandemic quickly undercut the economic...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:29

New suspicious contract is being pushed by Mayor Silegov

A new procurement scandal is revealed in the city of Skopje. Mayor Silegov is planning to purchase concrete flower pots for over a thousand EUR a piece. The procurement contract provides 3 million denars, or 50,000 EUR, for just 45 pots. It’s the latest very suspicious contract that is being pushed...

Macedonia 13.06.21 | 09:24

Mickoski: Who can protect Macedonian national interests better, I or a corrupt criminal like Zaev?

The opposition leader accused Zaev of abusing the police structures and using various dirty tricks to go after all who try to protect Macedonian national interests and to remain patriots. Mickoski said that Zaev is incapable of protecting Macedonian national interests because his corruption makes him...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 11:34

Message from US: Sanctions against all government officials involved in corruption

US President Joe Biden’s executive order regarding the Balkan countries sends an important message to Macedonian politicians, especially those in the government. In Macedonia, but also in the countries in the region, in the past period there have been a number of corruption scandals such as “Racket”,...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 19:23

Nikoloski: Macedonia needs to get serious about fighting corruption

We seriously need to prepare for a strong anti-corruption push, which is unfortunately lacking at the moment, said VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski during the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung conference held today in Skopje. “We have a system that is being eaten away by corruption, which...

Macedonia 19.05.21 | 15:26

Raskovski took 500 euros from the fee of 80,000 denars of one of the government freelancers

Dragi Raskovski, the former Secretary General of the Government, took 500 euros from the monthly income of 80,000 denars from one of the freelancers hired in the Government, the Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organized Crime and Corruption revealed on Wednesday. The Prosecution opened another...

Macedonia 06.05.21 | 14:53

US Ambassador Byrnes warns that corruption is the biggest challenge facing Macedonia

US Ambassador in Macedonia Kate Byrnes said that corruption is the biggest challenge the country faces, as it undermines the governance and the economic competitiveness and prospects of young people. Byrnes made the statement during a signing ceremony of a 8.2 million USD grant from USAID with the Government...

Macedonia 29.04.21 | 19:35

Macedonia will have to pay back 1.2 million EUR in EU grants due to the actions of a corrupt official

Macedonia will lose 1.2 million EUR in grants from the European Union, because of a corrupt official in the Public Administration Ministry. Jahi Jahija, who was a high placed Secretary in the MIOA ministry under Damjan Mancevski, took tens of thousands of euros in bribes from an EU based company to rig...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 16:45

Zoom meeting of the Skopje council cut short after Mayor Silegov was confronted with corruption allegations

The city of Skopje cut short the online meeting of its Council when an opposition representative confronted Mayor Petre Silegov with serious corruption allegations. Aleksandar Trajanovski asked Silegov about numerous contracts signed with the Urbano El company, for the purchase of water fountains, benches,...

Macedonia 21.04.21 | 12:00

Taseva: The mafia passports scandal shows that Macedonia was enabling international organized crime

The mafia passports scandal speaks very poorly about Macedonia and shows that we placed ourselves as protectors of international, high level organized crime and allowed criminals to move freely in pursuit of their activities, Sladjana Taseva, from the Macedonian branch of the Transparency International...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 14:41

US Embassy welcomes the adoption of the anti-corruption strategy

The US Embassy welcomed the adoption of a four year National Anti-Corruption Strategy in the Parliament. The strategy was introduced after Macedonia recorded its worst ever ranking in the Transparency International report (111th in the world) and as it faces a number of major corruption scandals linked...

Macedonia 15.04.21 | 09:21

Nikolovski to employ ten people to help him in the fight against corruption

Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Fight against Corruption and Crime, Sustainable Development and Human Resources Ljupco Nikolovski will employ 10 people in his team to be able to seriously fight corruption. Nikolovski announced on Facebook that the Government has issued a call for employment of 10...

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