Tag: silegov
Macedonia 12.10.19 | 16:58

Mayor Silegov caves, orders the GTC cafe to be demolished

Following corruption allegations, Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov ordered the destruction of the half-built cafe on top of the GTC shopping mall in downtown Skopje. Silegov’s town hall described the decision as driven by comments from citizens, critical about the style and purpose of the object, which...

Macedonia 10.10.19 | 17:08

Mayor Silegov removes the name from the “Macedonian Phalanx” building

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov ordered workers to remove the inscription “Macedonian Phalanx” from one of the newly built multi level parking garages in Skopje. The distinctly modernist building also houses a large supermarket and a posh restaurant. This is the latest target of his attempts to...

Macedonia 08.10.19 | 10:34

VMRO-DPMNE says Skopje Mayor Silegov is allowing a business close to his SDSM party to build a restaurant on top of the once bitterly contested GTC mall

VMRO-DPMNE called out Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov to reveal who is the mystery investor who is building on top of the large GTC mall. The open plan mall was the focal point of much of the protests staged by the SDSM party in 2015 and 2016, after the then VMRO-DPMNE led Government presented plans to enclose...

Macedonia 01.10.19 | 11:07

Skopje Mayor Silegov’s plan to sell the new town hall reeks of corruption, VMRO says

VMRO-DPMNE accused Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov of planning a criminal property swap worth millions, using the newly built town hall. Last week Silegov announced that the city will not be moving his administration to the building situated underneath the Kale fortress, and will attempt to sell it at an...

Macedonia 26.09.19 | 17:33

Skopje Council decides to auction its new town hall

The members of the Skopje Council voted today to sell the recently built office building that was built to finally relocate the city management from the decrepit wooden barracks built as a temporary measure following the 1963 earthquake. Mayor Petre Silegov explained the proposal by insisting that only...

Macedonia 25.09.19 | 15:13

Bus drivers will be told to sell tickets again

Following the failure of the decision to stop selling bus tickets in the vehicles, the city of Skopje plans to reintroduce this option, albeit at a high price. Currently bus tickets have to be bought with electronic refill cards or using a mobile phone, which creates long lines and making it nearly impossible...

Economy 24.09.19 | 18:26

Mayor Silegov expects that Skopje households will be able to use gas for heating by the end of 2020

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov said that the gas pipeline ring around the capital Skopje is complete, and that in late 2020 we can expect some of the retail network to be in place too, so that households would be able to begin switch to gas heating. Macedonia is building a supply system between its major...

Macedonia 06.09.19 | 11:25

Skopje citizens object to Mayor Silegov’s plan for an elevated highway in the downtown

An association of citizens from Skopje’s central Debar Maalo district is protesting against plans by Mayor Petre Silegov to punch a new boulevard through the city core and a bridge over the Vardar river leading to a tunnel under the Kale hill. The elevated boulevard and the bridge are planned just...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 14:36

After he was warned that he committed a crime, Mayor Silegov altered his Facebook post

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov altered his Facebook post, in which he published the fines given to several taxi drivers who were parked illegally, along with the personal information of the drivers. Silegov gloated yesterday that he had the men fined 500 EUR each for parking outside of the designated area...

Macedonia 04.09.19 | 11:15

Mayor Silegov published personal details of the taxi drivers he had fined

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov is in hot water after publishing the personal information of several taxi drivers who were fined for waiting for customers outside of the regulated area. Silegov once had himself filmed as he was chasing the taxis waiting in the streets around the busy Skopje City Mall. Now,...

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...

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