Tag: garbage
Macedonia 22.06.21 | 16:10

Green groups warn that the Zaev Government is trying to legalize burning of foreign waste again

Environmentalist groups are accusing the Government of opening the door to allowing the import of garbage meant for burning into Macedonia. The practice was banned in early 2020, after a major scandal in which the director of the Skopje Drisla dump site was caught importing garbage from Italy to Bulgaria,...

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 12:47

“No progress in resolving the problem with pollution”

The Zaev Government does nothing to address the serious objections regarding the protection of the environment, which are listed in the latest European Commission progress report on Macedonia, said VMRO-DPMNE official Ane Laskoska. Laskoska pointed to the lack of any action on improving the burning issue...

Macedonia 11.05.20 | 15:19

Security officers attacked when trying to prevent men from throwing garbage at the old Vardariste dump site

Two city of Skopje employees were attacked near the old Skopje dump site of Vardariste, when they tried to prevent a group of people from unlawfully disposing of trash. The Vardariste site, that was replaced with the much better prepared Drisla dumping site, was brought back into use with the start of...

Macedonia 14.04.20 | 14:00

VMRO: With this weekend’s garbage crisis, SDSM showed it is not capable of running the capital Skopje

VMRO-DPMNE accused the ruling SDSM party of being completely incompetent when it comes to running the capital Skopje in times of a pandemic. SDSM appointed Mayor Petre Silegov failed to pick up trash during the past weekend curfew, leaving the dumpsters across the city overflowing when citizens got out...

Macedonia 13.04.20 | 21:06

Silegov says he will not have a repeat of the garbage crisis for Easter

Skope Mayor Petre Silegov accused the citizens of the capital city for the overflowing trash cans, and promised there won’t be a repeat of the crisis for the Easter weekend. Silegov faced strong criticism today, after the long weekend curfew, when citizens leaving their homes for the first time...

Macedonia 01.02.20 | 11:30

Macedonian Customs can’t vouch for the safety of all junk shipments coming from Europe

Macedonian Customs director Gjoko Tanasovski said that he can’t vouch for the safety of every shipment of garbage that is imported in Macedonia, and that it will be up to the prosecutors to ensure the safety of the citizens. His comments come as the Fridays for Future movement protested yesterday,...

Macedonia 31.01.20 | 10:23

Environmental protesters demand that Macedonia stops burning imported garbage

A coalition of green groups gathered in the Fridays for Future movement will protest today in front of the Macedonian Parliament, demanding that it bans the import of garbage used for burning. Organizers say they will remain in front of the Parliament until the law is adopted. The protest comes after...

Macedonia 30.01.20 | 22:42

Bulgarian authorities found more than a 100 containers with Italian garbage imported by a company with Macedonian links

Bulgarian authorities say they’ve uncovered 102 additional containers filled with garbage from Italy, that were imported by a company co-owned by Macedonians. Blaze Ignatov and Goran Angelov, the latter being the long acting head of the Drisla dump site near Skopje, were partners with Italian businessmen...

Macedonia 30.01.20 | 16:46

Government rejects request from eco groups to end the import of garbage that is used as industrial fuel

Deputy Environment Minister Jani Makraduli rejected the request from environmental groups that Macedonia complete bans the import of waste which is used as fuel. The proposal comes after several major scares that factories in Skopje and the Drisla dump site are burning imported garbage using it as fuel,...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:02

New manager appointed at Skopje’s main dump site after fears it is being used to burn imported garbage

The main Skopje waste dumping and management site – Drisla – was placed under a new management today after the scandalous revelation that its previous manager was importing garbage from Italy to Bulgaria. Goran Angelov was replaced with a new manager, Kosta Nacevski, after Bulgaria initiated...

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