Tag: public administration
Macedonia 29.08.20 | 16:12

SDSM wants to cut the public sector, assign new jobs to workers who stay at home because of the coronavirus or their ethnicity

Outgoing Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski confirmed that his SDSM party plans to cut the public sector, and announced that employees who have been staying at home because of the coronavirus will be re-distributed. Thousands of public sector employees who have children under 10 have used...

Economy 23.06.20 | 18:05

Zaev wants to move 20 percent of the public administration workers into the private sector

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev said that, if elected, SDSM will go ahead with its plan to off-load 20 percent of the public administration on the private sector. Removing the overly bureaucratic system in the country, with all the measures of checks and balances in the judiciary and pushing 20 percent...

Economy 14.05.20 | 12:06

Zaev again pushes for public sector wage cuts, says many have saved money staying at home

SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev again opened the prospect of cutting the salaries of the public sector employees in order to reduce the growing 2020 deficit. Zaev’s initial plan that the public sector is all placed on the minimum wage of 230 EUR for the duration of two months was defeated by his own...

Macedonia 23.04.20 | 10:22

Public administration goes back to working full hours

After its decision to have the evening curfew begin at 19h instead of 16h, the Government yesterday also ordered the public administration workers to go back to work full time. Previously, the public administration was told to work on a reduced schedule, so that the employees can get home before 16h....

Macedonia 01.04.20 | 14:07

DUI overruled Zaev on his proposal to cut public sector salaries, Netpress reports

On top of facing opposition in his own party, Zoran Zaev was warned by his coalition partner DUI that the Government may collapse if he implements his proposal for radical cuts in public sector wages. Zaev came out with a proposal of budget cuts, instead of the stimulus approach taken by most European...

Economy 29.03.20 | 10:55

Former Finance Minister Minoski says reducing public sector wages will harm the economy

Former Finance Minister Kiril Minoski came out against Zoran Zaev’s proposal to reduce the public administration wages down to the minimum wage for two months as a way to plug the growing hole in the budget. Minoski said that this would crash public spending. If we look into what’s proposed...

Macedonia 28.03.20 | 17:22

Nikola Gruevski blasts Zaev’s idea to cut public sector wages

Former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski condemned the idea put forward by SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to dramatically cut public sector wages in an attempt to plug the growing hole in the budget. Gruevski reminded the public that he steered Macedonia through various crises but never proposed...

Economy 25.03.20 | 22:24

Dimitrieska: We are the only country that’s even considering to reduce spending

The Government was late in adopting measures that would help the economy as it faces a major drop due to the coronavirus epidemic, said interim Deputy Finance Minister Gordana Dimtirieska – Kocoska, who is appointed in the finance department by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. She also strongly...

Macedonia 02.03.20 | 12:55

Head of the public administration inspection service appointed as SDSM campaign manager

Interim Deputy Public Administration Minister Nevenka Stamenkovska – Stojkovski warned that the inspection tasked with the work of public employees is non-functional, as its head Fanica Nikoloska is named to the SDSM party electoral headquarters. On top of appointing an official with large influence...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 19:53

Relentless pace of new public sector hiring as the elections draw near

Three months ahead of the elections, the spate of public sector hiring is not slowing down. Currently there are 30 open ads, and new are added every day, in a process which the opposition claims is meant to land comfy jobs for members of the ruling SDSM party. Public Administration Minister Damjan Mancevski...

Macedonia 04.01.20 | 16:51

Stamenkovska: We are putting an end to the expansion of nepotism in the public administration

Nevenka Stamenkovska – Stojkovski, the newly appointed interim Deputy Minister in the department of public administration (MIOA) said that she will order that all recent hires in the public administration are re-examined. Faced with early elections and the added scrutiny of having a caretaker Government,...

Macedonia 10.06.19 | 11:56

Jahi Jahija, third ranked official in the Public Administration Ministry, arrested for taking a bribe

Jahi Jahija, the number three person in the Ministry for Public Administration and Information Technology (MIOA) was arrested today and charged with abuse of office and asking for a kick-back to approve a procurement contract. Jahija is the State Secretary in the crucial Ministry. The SDK news site reports...