Tag: electricity
Economy 18.07.21 | 10:04

Mickoski: Electricity getting more expensive with current government, the ruling majority didn’t support all amendments to reduce VAT as permanent solution

Ahead of the event in Bitola on the occasion of 31 years since the establishment of the Bitola Municipal Committee last night, VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski leader said regarding the announcements for cheaper electricity that electricity is not getting cheaper, but more expensive, and the government...

Economy 17.07.21 | 10:53

VMRO-DPMNE: Zaev’s silence means agreement with Moracanin’s statement that electricity should be more expensive

VMRO-DPMNE is disappointed with  because the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, as it says, did not indicate in any statement whether he agrees that the people should pay even more for electricity, after this was proposed by Maja Moracanin, the president of DOM, a party in the ruling coalition. A few days ago,...

Economy 15.07.21 | 21:27

Moracanin: Electricity should not be cheap, it should be expensive so that the citizens spend less

Maja Moracanin, the president of DOM, the coalition partner of SDSM, said in Parliament that electricity should not be cheap, ie that citizens should pay more for electricity. My stance is completely different. I think that electricity should not be cheap, because if electricity is cheap, it leads to...

Economy 15.07.21 | 19:10

Parliament adopts law amendments on lowering VAT rate for household electricity

The Parliament adopted Thursday the amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax on lowering the VAT rate for household electricity from 18 to 5 percent. The reduced rate in accordance with the legal solution will be applied on the day of entry into force of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Value Added...

Economy 15.06.21 | 17:02

Government to fill the state budget with electricity price hike

After the announcements for a significant increase in fuel prices, it is becoming more and more certain that there will be a large increase in electricity price. Prime Minister Zaev said Tuesday that he could not guarantee that electricity price will not go up. He says the government’s plan is...

Macedonia Economy 02.06.21 | 11:37

Inflation watch: Electricity prices will go up as much as 5 percent next week

Electricity prices will go up by as much as 5 percent, confirmed Marko Bislimoski from the Energy Regulatory Commission. The decision will be made next week, and it will come after the increase of 7.4 percent last year, adding to the inflation worries. State owned and public energy companies demanded...

Macedonia Economy 28.05.21 | 18:09

Calls to hike electricity prices by at least 5 percent

Several state run and private energy market operators demanded a hike in electricity prices, of at least 5 percent. MEPSO, the company tasked with maintaining the high voltage transmission system, is leading the push for a price hike before the Regulatory Energy Commission. If approved, the demand would...

Macedonia Economy 25.05.21 | 16:11

Domestic sources provided 73,2 percent of all electricity needs in March

Domestic electricity production covered 73,2 percent of all consumption in March, the State Statistics Bureau informed. This is a slight improvement compared to the previous months, but also below the summer period, when domestic production accounted for a far greater share of used electricity. Macedonia...

Economy 25.02.21 | 17:12

More than half of the electricity consumed in December came from domestic production

According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in December 2020, the total consumption by types of energy commodities was: 859 827 MWh of electricity, 46.263 mil. nm3 of natural gas, 468 414 tonnes of coal and 92 211 tonnes of petroleum products. Gross national electricity production participated...

Macedonia 11.01.21 | 12:38

Power restored to Debar after 18 hours

The city of Debar saw electricity restored early this morning, after a break of 18 hours. A power line was brought down by a storm that hit the region. MEPSO teams were forced to work long hours in adverse weather to restore power supply to the city.

Macedonia 24.11.20 | 19:00

Lack of hydro power causes temporarily blackouts in Skopje

Parts of the capital Skopje were left without electricity today, as the exceptionally bad state of the hydro plants begins to affect supply. The MEPSO transportation company blamed the producing ELEM company of not supplying enough energy and lacking the reserves it needs. Hydro plants are quick to come...

Macedonia 31.10.20 | 17:44

VMRO-DPMNE with an initiative to the Constitutional Court: Do not disconnect electricity supply to affected families!

VMRO-DPMNE as a responsible political party, addressed with full attention to the issue of discriminatory attitude by the Universal Electricity Supplier and the Government that does not help the citizens by arbitrarily disconnecting electricity supply to households for unpaid electricity bills, Stojance...

Macedonia 31.10.20 | 09:59

VMRO-DPMNE to hold rally in front of the ERC against electricity price hike

Due to the incapability of the government led by SDSM and Zaev, the citizens are living poorer day by day, says VMRO-DPMNE, adding that due to the incapability of this government to deal with the pandemic since March over 40,000 citizens have lost their jobs and are left without any income. About 100,000...

Macedonia 28.10.20 | 16:45

Tone deaf: MEPSO manager wants further energy price hikes, complains that “her own electricity bill has also gone up”

An incredibly tone deaf statement came from Eva Sukleva, the head of the MEPSO energy transportation company. When asked about the steep 7.4 percent electricity price hike, the exceptionally well renumerated manager replied that “my own electricity bill is increased as well”. The price of...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 21:10

VMRO-DPMNE protest: Thousands of citizens demand the return of the old price of electricity

VMRO-DPMNE, with the support of the citizens, staged Tuesday a new protest against the electricity price hike. The protest started at 6 pm, starting from the Sports Center “Jane Sandanski” to the Energy Regulatory Commission. Thousands of citizens formed convoys of vehicles and together...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 19:38

VMRO-DPMNE demands Bislimovski’s resignation

Vladimir Gjorcev from VMRO DPMNE demanded the return of the old price of electricity and the resignation of the President of the Regulatory Commission Marko Bislimovski. Tonight, the largest opposition party staged a new protest in Skopje due to the increase in the price of electricity in Macedonia. VMRO...

Macedonia 06.10.20 | 10:24

VMRO-DPMNE holds a drive-through protest against the electricity price hike

VMRO-DPMNE will stage a motorized protest against the steep electricity price hike. Protesters will head out at 18h from the Jane Sandanski sports center in Skopje’s Aerodrom district, downtown to the Regulatory Commission office. The Commission ordered a 7.4 percent electricity price increase...

Macedonia Economy 02.10.20 | 22:35

Protesters block the Tetovo – Gostivar highway in revolt against the electricity price hike

Protesters blocked the Tetovo – Gostivar highway for one hour this afternoon, in revolt against the steep increase of the electricity prices mandated by the Energy regulatory committee. The 7.4 percent hike was announced shortly after the general elections during which the ruling SDSM party campaigned...

Economy 25.09.20 | 22:49

Unannounced blockade of the Tetovo-Skopje highway due to electricity price hike

Without previous notice traffic on the Tetovo-Skopje highway was blocked for 30 minutes by twenty cars with some people from the “Enough is Enough” initiative who for eight weeks have been organizing public protests in the Tetovo region against the increase of electricity prices. There was...

Economy 13.09.20 | 12:42

The expensive electricity brought by Bislimovski brings money to Zaev, and poverty to the people

The expensive electricity brought by Bislimovski brings Zaev money, new motorcycles, Maybach vehicles and amenities, and poverty to the people, VMRO-DPMNE said in a press release on Sunday. The party says that tPrime Minister Zoran Zaev appointed Beslimovski to increase the electricity, and to give Kovacevski...

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