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Macedonia 26.07.21 | 12:25

Anti-Corruption Commission challenges the “Bechtel law” before the Constitutional Court

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) challenged the “Bechtel law” before the Constitutional Court. Under the law, the US construction giant is given exclusive right to build three significant highway links in Macedonia – Gostivar – Kicevo, Prilep – Bitola and from...

Macedonia 16.07.21 | 15:20

President Pendarovski promptly signed the “Bechtel law” – the main corruption watchdog will now try to challenge it before the Constitutional Court

President Stevo Pendarovski today promptly signed the special law that will grant exclusive right to the US Bechtel corporation to build three highways in Macedonia. The US diplomacy strongly backs the plan, even as the main anti-corruption watchdog in Macedonia warned that the no-bid procedure will...

Macedonia Economy 16.07.21 | 13:23

Anti-Corruption Commission calls on President Pendarovski not to sign the law that would give Bechtel exclusive right to build three highways

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) called on President Stevo Pendarovski not to sign the proposed law tailor made to give exclusive right to the US Bechtel company to build several key highways in Macedonia. DKSK protests the fact that the highways would be built in no-bid procedures, excluding...

Macedonia 22.04.21 | 15:00

Anti-Corruption Commission calls for an investigation into the huge development plan for downtown Skopje

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) asked public prosecutors to initiate an investigation into the large real-estate project planned near the GTC mall in Skopje, in which three high-rises and a large new shopping mall are scheduled to be built by businessman Zoran Antic together with the Macedonian...

Macedonia 11.03.21 | 14:21

Corruption watchdogs call for investigation into Zaev’s Chinese vaccines deal

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) decided to investigate the failed purchase of 200,000 Sinopharm vaccines from China. The deal is the center of a major new corruption scandal involving the Zaev regime, after it was revealed that Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce tried to use a shell company registered...

News 01.02.21 | 23:21

“Corruption has become a way of life, Transparency International report needs to be taken seriously”

Slagjana Taseva, head of the Transparency International – Macedonia organization, said that the latest report of the organization which caused a shock in the country is based on seven investigations conducted during 2019 and 2020. The report found Macedonia ranked 111th based on the prevalence...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 16:07

Anti-Corruption chief tries get tough with the Government – but only when her own interests are threatened

If the head of the Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) Biljana Ivanovska wanted to ingratiate herself with the Government, the attempt clearly failed. Appointed two years ago, Ivanovska would publicly propose investigations into some of the many cases of open corruption and abuse of office by the Zaev...

Macedonia 26.01.21 | 12:06

After losing out on the promised new office space, anti-corruption chief lashes out at the Zaev Government

The head of the State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) Biljana Ivanovska accused the Government of showing only nominal support for the work of the independent corruption watchdog. Ivanovska is angry after a building, built as part of the Skopje 2014 project, that was meant for DSKS was in the end given...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 15:20

Judges and mayors will be investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission in early 2021

The DKSK Anti-Corruption Commission announced its plan to examine the property of public officials, and will said it will begin with investigating judges, mayors and other officials in 2021. In the first quarter of the year, in the run up to the municipal elections, we will examine 15 mayors and the...

Macedonia 18.12.20 | 11:51

Former President Ivanov accuses the Anti-Corruption Commission of deliberately dragging out two investigations against him

Former President Gjorge Ivanov accused the DKSK Anti-Corruption Commission of ignoring court orders to close two cases the Commission initiated against him. In a statement, Ivanov said that one of the cases has been investigated for over 20 months, and the other for over a year, and despite no evidence...

Macedonia 09.11.20 | 21:23

Anti-Corruption Commission condemns decision by the Constitutional Court justices to award themselves huge bonuses

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) condemned the move by the justices of the Constitutional Court to award themselves bonuses worth 35 percent of their salaries. DKSK head Biljana Ivanovska said that this can only be done through changes to the law, and not with unilateral actions by the justices. It...

Macedonia 11.10.20 | 18:41

More scandalous contracts that involved EU funds revealed in the national education mobility agency

On the heels of the scandalous reports that a national agency paid out 270,000 EUR in educational grants to a hair salon, new revelations about the same institution are multiplying. A look at the programs that were approved by Lidija Dimova, head of the agency tasked with European educational programs...

Macedonia 11.10.20 | 18:26

VMRO calls on the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the brazenly corrupt real-estate deal Zaev approved in Tetovo

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski called on the state Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the planned major real-estate development in Tetovo, which includes a controversial businessman from Montenegro. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev boasted that he initiated the approval of the plan that could...

Macedonia 02.10.20 | 19:33

Serious allegations about the work of Erasmus program implementation official Lidija Dimova

The DKSK Anti-Corruption Commission announced it is investigating Lidija Dimova, head of the public agency tasked with cooperating with the EU on student mobility. DKSK already forwarded its findings to the financial police and the Government, as well as to European Union authorities – given the...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 17:23

Anti-Corruption Commission investigating former Finance Minister Nina Angelovska

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) said that it will investigate the payment of coronavirus linked stimulus aid to a company owned by former Finance Minister Nina Angelovska. Angelovska owns the Webspot e-trading company which received 11,000 EUR over three months, after claiming that its business...

Macedonia 23.08.20 | 08:32

Anti-Corruption Commission raises issue that could affect the vote on the new SDSM – DUI Government

A curious issue that could affect the formation of the next Government was raised by the state Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) yesterday. DKSK head Biljana Ivanovska said that it will be a conflict of interest if member of Parliament Florin Besimi votes to elect the next Government because it is expected...

Macedonia 23.07.20 | 17:40

Katica Janeva’s sister was unlawfully appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission

The State Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) found that Lile Delidzakova, the sister of disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, was unlawfully appointed as deputy director of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Delidzakova was a company clerk before the meteoric rise of her sister, who...

Macedonia 20.07.20 | 20:33

Investigation into whether politically linked NGO groups received coronavirus grants

The Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) said that it is investigating the recent distribution of over half a million EUR to non-governmental groups that took place shortly before the elections. According to DSKS, there are reports that some of the recipients were for-profit groups or are linked to the...

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...

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...

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