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Economy 31.07.20 | 13:50

Post election surprise: Electricity prices go sharply up – by 7.4 percent

The Energy Regulatory Commission decreed an increase of electricity prices by 7.4 percent. The move comes weeks after the elections, during which the ruling SDSM party campaigned, among other distributive measures, on its re-introduction of subsidized prices for several hours a day. These subsidies will...

Macedonia 21.06.20 | 11:19

VMRO accuses ELEM director Kovacevski of racketeering

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Dimitar Arsovski accused the head of the state owned ELEM energy company Vasko Kovacevski of extorting 250.000 EUR from a company that was working on a contract with ELEM’s main power plant – REK Bitola. Earlier this week Interior Minister Nake Culev confirmed that the...

Macedonia 19.06.20 | 13:18

Head of ESM (ELEM) investigated for extortion

Interior Minister Nake Culev announced that the Ministry is investigating extortion charges against a top SDSM party official for abuse of his position in the REK Bitola coal plant. Culev did not name the official directly, but it’s clear he is talking about Vasko Kovacevski, who was made head...

Economy 17.06.20 | 10:05

After failing to buy its own machines, ELEM signs a new contract worth 5,5 million EUR with the Markovski coal digging company

The state ran ELEM energy company gave a contract worth 5,5 million EUR to the Bitola based Markovski company for digging of coal for the REK Bitola coal fired power plant. The year long contract is the first that is signed after ELEM (ESM) failed to go go ahead and begin the purchase of digging machines...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 17:11

ELEM plans to hire 200 political activists in time for the elections, VMRO claims

The state run ELEM energy company, which has frequently been accused of hiring the close relatives of SDSM and DUI party officials over the past several years, is preparing to add 200 people to its rolls before the April 12 elections. This is clear political abuse and nepotism on the part of the outgoing...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 13:26

Court sentences three ELEM officials in a case initiated by Katica Janeva

Following the open calls from the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to the judiciary to deliver verdicts against his political opponents, the court in Skopje today sentenced the former manager of the large publicly owned ELEM energy company Dejan Boskovski and two of his assistants to three years in...

Economy 25.11.19 | 13:23

When there are no results, it is easier for Zaev and SDSM to lie, but there is no lie that time hasn’t denied it

When Mickoski was ELEM director, electricity price went up by 100 percent by importing expensive electricity – fake news no. 267 told by SDSM, says VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski, who exposed the lie. What is the truth? I was a Government Adviser on Energy Issues from April 2015 to September...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 15:09

Purge: 30 managers of public companies, including a few big ones, dismissed by the Government

The Zoran Zaev Government announced that it will remove about 30 managers of public institutions, as part of the promised “purge” of corrupt and incompetent officials. The list includes the managers of some of the main cash cows, such as the manager of the ELEM company Dragan Minovski, and...

Macedonia 25.05.19 | 10:17

ELEM prepares to sell its Popova Sapka ski resort

The state run energy company ELEM is preparing to sell off its Popova Sapka ski resort near Tetovo. Telma TV reported that the company, which was in the news for the series of nepotistic hirings of relatives of top SDSM and DUI party officials, is working on a feasibility study for the sale of Sapka....

Macedonia 28.03.19 | 10:34

Nepotism watch: Mira Diesel’s son was not qualified for the public sector job he got

The state Anti-Corruption Commission found that SDSM member of Parliament Mira Stojcevska, better known as Mira Diesel for the ridiculous amounts of travel expenses she collects from the Parliament, had her son unlawfully employed in the state owned ELEM company. The Commission investigated the hiring...

Macedonia 19.03.19 | 22:23

Government orders that ELEM is renamed into “Power Plants of North Macedonia” – ESM

The Government ordered another major company in Macedonia to change its name. ELEM, an abbreviation of “Elektrani na Makedonija” – Macedonian power plants – will be known as ESM – short for power plants of North Macedonia. Nowdays the company is best known for hiring an...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 11:24

Nepotism watch: “Mira Diesel” denies knowing her son applied for a state job

Mira Stojcevska, SDSM member of Parliament who found herself in hot water again over corruption and nepotism, claims that she had no idea her son applied for a job at the public ELEM company. Stojcevska earned the nickname “Mira Diesel” after it was revealed that she has collected 12.000...

Macedonia 11.02.19 | 16:57

Nepotism watch: “Mira Diesel”, member of Parliament famous for collecting 12.000 EUR in travel expenses, got her son a public sector job

Mira Stojcevska, SDSM member of Parliament nicknamed “Mira Diesel” after she collected an incredible sum of nearly 12.000 EUR in 2017 for alleged travel expenses, got her son Viktor hired at the public ELEM company. VMRO-DPMNE revealed today that Viktor Stojcevski got a job at the public...