Tag: rek bitola
Economy 27.06.21 | 14:28

Mickoski reveals new scandal: Government prepares advance payment ahead of elections, issues call for mining contract worth 13 million euros, at twice the price

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski revealed a new scandal related to REK Bitola on Facebook. In his post, he how ESM, former ELEM, is being robbed and destroyed, and that the management issues a call for mining contract for the entire calendar year three months before the start of the local election...

Macedonia 28.05.21 | 22:35

Zaev regime arrests police officers suspected of leaking the report which revealed how Vice Zaev’s was shaking down a mining company

Two police officers were detained this afternoon, reportedly for acting as whistleblowers in the major new scandal involving the Zaev regime. Plusinfo reports that the detained officers are Aleksandar Janev – former head of the organized crime unit, and organized crime inspector Ilija Calsev Menis....

Macedonia 28.05.21 | 19:08

Mickoski stands by his allegations against Vice Zaev, says that his party will continue to reveal the crimes of the “ruling family”

I was being ironic, said VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski about his statement yesterday, when he discussed Zoran Zaev’s brother, Vice Zaev, over the latest scandal implicating the “ruling family”. Mickoski personally revealed details of the scandal to journalists on Wednesday...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 11:49

SDSM should condemn Vice Zaev for the racket, now it just looks like a private company of the Zaev family

The very fact that SDSM is a spokesperson for a character like Vice Zaev, shows that that party has been turned into a private company of the Zaev family. Instead of copying Vice Zaev’s statements, SDSM should distance itself from him. The crime committed in REK Bitola is obvious, reacts VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 26.05.21 | 15:26

REK Bitola denies the “250,000 euros for Vice from Rek Bitola” affair, SDSM accuses Mickoski of lying

REK Bitola denies the claims about, as it says, an alleged scandal in REK Bitola related to the excavation of coal in the plant that was revealed today by the leader of the political party VMRO – DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, at a press briefing. According to them, these are the same accusations...

Macedonia 31.01.21 | 15:25

Corruption in REK Bitola is driving electricity prices sharply higher

The cost of electricity production in the REK Bitola plant – Macedonia’s greatest producer – rose by 20 percent over the term of this SDSM party appointed management, said VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki. In a press conference, Milososki said that this is driving the electricity...

Macedonia Economy 30.01.21 | 17:04

Milososki: The Government is deliberately devaluing public energy plants as it prepares to sell them

The Zaev Government is deliberately running down Macedonia’s main energy producing plants as it is looking to sell them under price, said VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki, citing what Zaev promised he would do in the energy sector, and the actual outcome. Macedonia is currently facing an energy...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 12:33

No coal: Two of the three units in REK Bitola are offline, and the third is barely operational

Member of Parliament from Bitola Silvana Angelevska (VMRO) warned that the REK Bitola energy plant continues to work at the bare minimum of its capacity, due to the lack of coal. The problem was first raised last week when it was reported that of the three units, one is completely off and another works...

Economy 26.01.21 | 18:05

Whose is the heavy machinery for which REK Bitola will pay up to 3.2 million euros without a tender?

REK Bitola will pay up to 3.2 million euros (excluding VAT) for four heavy-duty vehicles. There is no tender for the lease because it was an extreme urgency. The lease is valid for one year. The four machines will be provided by a group of two Bitola companies. The holder of the group is the Bitola company...

Macedonia Economy 16.01.21 | 10:07

Macedonia’s main power plant is almost out of coal

REK Bitola, Macedonia’s main energy producing plant, is in a dire situation with very low coal reserves, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party has warned. As a result, one of its three units is turned off, and another operates at the bare minimum capacity. There are only 3,000 tons of coal in the reserves....

Economy 26.11.20 | 23:31

Allegation that the police altered reports to cover up corruption in the REK Bitola energy complex

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski called on state prosecutors to investigate alleged corruption in the REK Bitola coal mine and power plant. Reports of involvement of companies close to the ruling SDSM party in the publicly ran energy complex that provides much of Macedonia’s electricity...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 15:49

Major new public contract awarded to company reportedly linked to the Zaev family

The management of REK Bitola, Macedonia’s largest coal mine and energy plant, awarded a new contract to the SV Invest company, which is reportedly linked to the Zaev family, especially Vice Zaev, the brother of Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. SV Invest has been awarded a number of contracts with the...

Macedonia 20.08.20 | 09:53

Worker died in an accident in the Bitola coal mine

A 60 year old employee of the REK Bitola coal mine died in a workplace accident yesterday. The mine said the accident involved one of the construction machines used there. Suvodol near Bitola is the main coal mine in Macedonia feeding the REK Bitola coal plant that provides much of the country’s...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 21:20

REK Bitola doubled its emissions of sulfur dioxide in a year, is now one of the worst polluting power plants in Europe

Environmenalists warn that the REK Bitola coal plant has doubled its emissions of sulfur dioxide in a matter of a year. According to the Eko-Svest group, Macedonia’s main power plant went from emitting 52.823 tons o fthe dangerous substance in 2018 to 105.431 tons in 2019. This makes REK Bitola...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 19:48

Sekerinska defends Den Doncev as the Government is rocked by a new corruption scandal

SDSM Vice President Radmila Sekerinska defended Den Doncev – the latest Government official to be accused of corruption, and ignored the corruption scandal involving Vasko Kovacevski, the former head of the REK Bitola power plant, which is playing out in the electoral district where she is leading...

Macedonia 22.06.20 | 12:08

Prosecutor’s Office is silent about Kovacevski’s 240,000 euros racket in REK Bitola, says VMRO-DPMNE

The government has been silent for days, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office is not doing anything about the 240,000-euro racket carried out by Vasko Kovacevski in REK Bitola, VMRO-DPMNE reacted in a press release. Kovacevski is the direct executioner of the Zaev family. After he put aside the company...

Macedonia 24.12.19 | 16:59

Even as he is about to leave office, Zaev is pushing a major contract in the REK Bitola coal mine

Even as he has less than 10 days in office (unless he gets his wish to postpone the elections), the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is pushing a deal to purchase coal mining equipment for the REK Bitola power plant worth 45 million EUR. At a press conference alongside ELEM company manager Vasko Kovacevski,...

Macedonia 13.03.19 | 15:50

VMRO blames state managed power plant of suspicious, no-bid contracts

VMRO-DPMNE revealed public procurement contracts which the state managed REK Bitola power plant signed with a company close to the ruling SDSM party. Two weeks ago the SV Invest company won the technological cleaning and maintenance contract in REK Bitola worth 800.000 EUR. This is the third contract...