Tag: nepotism
Macedonia 25.02.19 | 19:19

Head of Public Security Bureau employed his grandson at the Ministry of Interior

The Director of the Public Security Bureau Saso Tasevski employed his grandson Jovica Matevski at the Ministry of the Interior, Lider learns. Jovica Matevski (born in 1987), according to Lider, was employed at the Ministry of Interior last year in December, or more precisely on December 31, 2018, as...

Macedonia 23.02.19 | 15:06

Prison director called out over attacks on political prisoners also had his wife hired in a public sector job

The developing stories of political persecution and rising nepotism in Macedonia intersect over Gjoko Kotevski, the director of the Shutka prison in Skopje. Kotevski is accused of putting the two former VMRO-DPMNE Goverment ministers Mile Janakieski and Spiro Ristovski in harm’s way, after they...

Macedonia 23.02.19 | 11:47

Osmani acknowledges that Brussels is concerned over nepotism, but won’t back down on his party’s public sector hiring of relatives

Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani, who is responsible for Macedonia’s EU integration, warned that Brussels is becoming very concerned with the reports of nepotism after dozens of Government officials had their relatives hired in the public service. An EU spokesperson recently sent out a rare critical...

Macedonia 20.02.19 | 12:20

More reports of nepotism: Nola Starova had her mother in law promoted

Nola Ismajlovska Starova is the latest member of the splinter group of VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament who voted to rename Macedonia to enable patronage for a close relative of hers as part of the reward package for her vote. Starova’s mother in law Maja Starova was promoted to acting principal...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 23:25

Zaev’s closest associate Mirjana Janeva had her son hired in a public sector job

Mirjana Janeva, one of Zoran Zaev’s longest serving associates, used her influence to have her son Miki Tasev hired in a public sector job in the Strumica office for management with state owned real-estate property. Janeva has been working with Zaev for over a decade, and he hired her straight...

Macedonia Economy 19.02.19 | 23:14

Nepotism watch: Two more relatives of Government officials hired in state owned energy companies

Shortly after it was revealed that Economy Minister Kreshnik Bektesi had his sister hired at the state owned MEPSO energy transportation company, today it turns out he had another relative landed in the state owned ELEM energy producing company. Politicians from the Albanian parties in Zoran Zaev’s...

Macedonia 19.02.19 | 19:24

Revolving door: As some relatives of SDSM officials resign from their new public sector jobs, others get hired

After the mass hiring of relatives of SDSM and DUI officials in the public sector caused outcry, some of them followed Zoran Zaev’s order and resigned today. But, for each of those who resigned, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party revealed additional cases of nepotistic hirings. Fanija Kostadinova,...

Macedonia 18.02.19 | 14:40

Zaev expects that some of the numerous relatives of top Government officials who were hired in the public service will resign

After being called out by the public, by the European Union and an investigation was launched by the Anti-Corruption Commission, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today promised that some of the dozens of relatives of high ranking Government officials who were recently hired in the public service will resign...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 15:45

Anti-Corruption Commission will begin its work by investigating cases of SDSM and DUI nepotism

After being appointed in Parliament, the Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) announced it will begin its work by investigating the numerous allegations of nepotism in public sector hiring which have surfaced in the past months. More than a dozen high profile SDSM and DUI party officials were revealed to...

Macedonia 15.02.19 | 11:27

Nepotism watch: Boki 13’s mother withdraws from a state commission post

Jasminka Jovanovska, mother of Bojan Jovanoski who runs the pro-Government 1TV station, withdrew from her post at the Commission for Freedom of Access to Information. Her appointment 10 days ago sparked criticism of nepotism and political influence in the commission. I would like to inform the public...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 17:22

Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate cases of nepotism, even as one of its own members faces scrutiny

The state Anti-Corruption Commission (DKSK) President Biljana Ivanovska said that the Commission will investigate the allegations of nepotism and patronage in the public service which are being revealed daily. Never the less, DKSK begins working under the cloud of patronage itself, after Nuri Bajrami,...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 17:08

Government spokesman promises that all reported cases of nepotism will be investigated and the violators fired

Government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said that all the reported cases of nepotism in public hiring will be analyzed and that the Government will react if it is determined that SDSM and DUI party officials influenced the employment process. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was confronted by a journalist on...

Macedonia 13.02.19 | 17:02

SDSM member of Parliament had her pharmacy high school graduate son employed as a police inspector

VMRO-DPMNE revealed a new case in which a member of Parliament from the ruling SDSM party influenced the public administration service to hire her close relative. After the series of scandals involving Mira Stojcevska, who had her husband, son and brother hired in a matter of weeks, VMRO spokesman Dimitar...

Macedonia 11.02.19 | 22:06

Siljanovska demands investigation after dozens of relatives of Government officials were hired in public sector jobs

Law professor Gordana Siljanovska, who is running for the VMRO-DPMNE presidential nomination, demanded that the Ombudsperson begins an investigation in the recent series of public sector hirings of close relatives to officials from the SDSM and DUI led Government. I appeal that an investigation is initiated...

Macedonia 10.02.19 | 16:48

BESA demands end to rampant nepotism as relatives of Government officials continue getting public sector jobs

The BESA party calls on the Government to reverse recent hirings of close relative of Government officials to positions in the public administration or well to do public companies. BESA’s reaction comes after it was revealed that Culture Minister Asaf Ademi had his sister hired at the ELEM public...