Tag: silegov
Macedonia 14.06.19 | 15:30

Galeski asks Mayor Silegov if he allowed illegal construction in the Matka canyon in exchange for votes

As Skopje authorities are demolishing a number of cafe terraces in the downtown, VMRO-DPMNE Council member Luke Galeski asked Mayor Petre Silegov when does he intend to demolish the unlawfully built lakeside platforms in the Matka canyon. The public has been warning about the construction in this strictly...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 22:45

Can’t risk angering the Greeks: Skopje Mayor Silegov slaps “Republic of North Macedonia” even on his birthday cake

If you thought that Zoran Zaev is going too far putting the “Republic of North Macedonia” name on anything and everything, turns out the Prime Minister has nothing on Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov. Silegov today showed that he had the imposed name written in icing onto his birthday cake as...

Macedonia 12.06.19 | 15:24

Skopje Mayor Silegov begins the procedure to build a tunnel under the Kale hill

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced the construction of a tunnel underneath the Kale hill, which should connect the city center with the Cair district. The completion of the project will allow us to begin the bidding procedure next year. This will allow the citizens of Skopje to go from the Vodnjaska...

Macedonia 04.06.19 | 17:35

VMRO-DPMNE: New Skopje budget will cut investment in necessary infrastructure

Skopje city Council member Luke Galevski (VMRO-DPMNE) condemned the budget proposal made by Mayor Petre Silegov (SDSM) which cuts the funds provided to combat air pollution by half a million EUR and reduces funds for infrastructure development. You are cutting the money for development but increasing...

Macedonia 27.05.19 | 12:08

Silegov: You can’t fire me, I quit

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov tried to clarify today that he was not dismissed as Vice – President of the ruling SDSM party, but that he resigned. Silegov is one of the six deputy leaders of Zoran Zaev’s party who were removed yesterday, as part of his purge of corrupt and incompetent officials. Let’s...

Macedonia 13.05.19 | 11:03

Segway 1, Silegov 0

Politicians are known to ruin a fad by embracing it, and Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov proved this when he adopted the hip electric scooters which are profligating across the Macedonian capital. And this weekend he tried to get his mobility game up a notch by driving a Segway. It didn’t go well. After...

Macedonia 02.05.19 | 13:04

With the second election round and the papal visit fast approaching, Skopje Mayor Silegov leaves for some football action in Barcelona

Unperturbed by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s threat of purges of corrupt and incompetent officials, Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov was photographed at Camp Nou, apparently during the Champions League game between Barcelona and Liverpool yesterday Silegov picked a strange time to be out of the country,...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 15:13

Downtown Skopje – a city SDSM left uncleaned and unfinished

With only two weeks to go ahead of the first papal visit to the Republic of Macedonia, the authorities of Skopje appear unable, or even unwilling due to political reasons, to maintain the capital and the numerous buildings and squares built by the Nikola Gruevski administration. The scene at the Philip...

Macedonia 28.02.19 | 14:36

Silegov asks Skopje Council to approve his zipline idea

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov called on the city Council to vote today on his proposal for a zipline from the Kale hill down to the main city park. The zipline will increase Skopje’s tourism and recreational offer and will put the city on the map of modern European cities and show our dedication to...

Macedonia 04.02.19 | 16:22

One of the largest gynecology clinics in the country will be shut down if it doesn’t replace its polluting heating system

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov threatened to close the Cair gynecology clinic, one of the largest in the country, if it doesn’t fix the problem with its heating system, which has been emitting acrid black smoke over the past days. Inspectors from the city of Skopje were at the clinic twice already...

Macedonia 22.01.19 | 21:49

Skopje mayor Silegov faces backlash over steep clinic parking fees again

Skopje mayor Petre Silegov apologized to the citizens for the second round of increases of the parking fees at the main Skopje Mother Teresa clinic. After sparking a protest of clinic employees, Silegov today faced angry comments from patients, who were forced to pay 70 denars (1.2 EUR) per hour of parking. We...