Tag: silegov
Macedonia 08.09.21 | 14:05

VMRO: Mayor Silegov is using his administrative workers to cover up a scandal

VMRO-DPMNE accused the Mayor of Skopje Petre Silegov of influencing the services in the city in an attempt to cover up the fact that he is building a large addition on his house without a permit. Silegov is adding two levels on his house using a permit for mere reconstruction. When VMRO-DPMNE revealed...

Macedonia 07.09.21 | 09:59

VMRO-DPMNE: Mayor Silegov does not have a permit for the expansion on his house

The permit produced by Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov does not cover the large addition he is making to his house, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. This permit covers reconstruction, which means redoing the facade or other work that doesn’t alter the size of the house. In reality, Silegov is adding...

Macedonia 07.09.21 | 09:40

New candidate in the race for Mayor of Skopje was once openly supportive of the incumbent Mayor Silegov

Singer Beni Shaqiri, who announced his surprise candidacy for Mayor of Skopje, is now vocally critical of the incumbent Mayor Petre Silegov. “We need to finally have a normal Mayor of Skopje”, Shaqiri declared as he was being nominated by the two small parties LDP and DOM. But just a few...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 13:50

Mayor Silegov claims he has permit for the reconstruction of his house

After days of being called out for the large addition he is making to his house, Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov today insisted that he has a permit for reconstruction. Silegov said that he inherited the house from his father and that he also owns the land underneath it. He insisted that he is adding nothing...

Macedonia 05.09.21 | 14:38

VMRO-DPMNE will file charges against Mayor Silegov if he doesn’t produce the building permit for expanding his house

VMRO-DPMNE gave Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov 24 hours to produce the building permit for the large new addition on his house, and threatened him with criminal charges if he fails to do so. This construction is two floors over the maximum allowed height. We demand that he shows his permit for construction...

Macedonia 04.09.21 | 13:20

Mayor Silegov is misrepresenting the value of his ski villa in Mavrovo

The Mayor of Skopje Petre Silegov is trying to pass off his luxury villa in the ski resort of Mavrovo as a cheap village house, worth just 55,000 EUR. VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski was in Mavrovo today and led a press crew to the 300m2 villa, which offers lake views. According to Silegov, this...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 19:43

New revelations in the scandal surrounding Mayor Silegov will drop tomorrow

The VMRO-DPMNE party announced additional revelations in the growing scandal involving Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov for tomorrow. The opposition party revealed that Silegov is violating construction laws by making large additions on his house in Skopje, turning it into a residential building.

Macedonia 01.09.21 | 20:53

VMRO will reveal a new scandal involving Skopje Mayor Silegov tomorrow

The VMRO-DPMNE party announced a press conference tomorrow, where they will reveal new details about the major scandal involving Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov. Silegov was recently found out to be adding a new expansion to his house in Skopje, apparently violating the law and declaring the addition as a...

Macedonia 30.08.21 | 18:59

Mayor Silegov wants to demolish a key bridge in the western part of Skopje

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that he plans the phased demolition of the “United Nations” bridge, a key link over the Vardar river, to make way for his pet project – adding a new lane for rapid bus transit (RBT) along the city’s main Partizanska boulevard. This is the most...

Macedonia 24.08.21 | 09:52

Zaev officials hit out at Bulgaria’s veto during an event to commemorate the WW2 partisan movement

Government and city of Skopje officials gathered yesterday to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Skopje partisan company in 1941, the first local unit of the Communist led guerrillas during the Second World War. During the event, Mayor Petre Silegov, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska and Karpos...

Macedonia 08.07.21 | 18:23

Silegov wants to run for a second term on the promise of rapid bus lanes

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that his main project for the second term he is seeking will be to build rapid bus transit lanes along the length of the capital Skopje. The idea is controversial, because it would rip out the green belt on several main boulevards, and could potentially destabilize...

Macedonia 01.07.21 | 10:42

Galeski: Skopje Mayor Silegov approved suspicious contracts to a PR company

VMRO-DPMNE member of the Skopje City Council Luke Galeski called out Mayor Petre Silegov for the series of contracts he awarded to the New Moment PR agency. The agency, seen as close to the ruling SDSM party, won growing non-competitive contracts for three years now. The one in 2019 was worth 2 million...

Macedonia 21.06.21 | 13:29

New suspicious contract is being pushed by Mayor Silegov

A new procurement scandal is revealed in the city of Skopje. Mayor Silegov is planning to purchase concrete flower pots for over a thousand EUR a piece. The procurement contract provides 3 million denars, or 50,000 EUR, for just 45 pots. It’s the latest very suspicious contract that is being pushed...

Macedonia 20.06.21 | 13:56

Skopje Mayor Silegov was paying exorbant prices for park benches and water faucets

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov has been overpaying for park benches and water faucets, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. VMRO reports that the town hall was paying 500 EUR for a bench made of rare woods and 1,500 a piece for water faucets. The party notes that this corrupt spending prevents the city...

Macedonia 01.06.21 | 14:07

I’m not a Pharaoh, Mayor Silegov says when asked about the lack of major infrastructure projects during his term

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov dismissed comments from the public about the lack of major, infrastructure projects built or initiated in his term by saying that he is not a Pharaoh. The type of thinking that a Mayor must build capital projects is Pharaonic thinking. We are not Pharaohs to build pyramids...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 21:52

Mayor Silegov announces that he will demolish Skopje 2014, again

With the approaching of the local elections in October, Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov is again raising the idea of demolishing monuments and buildings put up as part of the Skopje 2014 project. His SDSM party campaigned against the urban redevelopment project initiated by former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 15:37

New corruption allegations surface in Mayor Silegov’s firefighting equipment contract

The purchase of a piece of firefighting equipment by the city of Skopje was corrupt on several counts, said VMRO-DPMNE official Vladimi Neloski. The Armor Plus company, which was contracted by the city of Skopje to buy a new firefighting truck from Hungary and was paid twice more than the vehicle is...

Macedonia 07.05.21 | 12:04

Scandal: Company given suspiciously large contracts by the city of Skopje is owned by a close relative of Mayor Silegov’s secratary

The Armor Plus company, which was contracted by the city of Skopje to buy a new firefighting truck from Hungary and was paid twice more than the vehicle is actually worth, has won numerous other contracts with the city, VMRO-DPMNE official Vladimir Neloski revealed. The company, Neloski added, is owned...

Macedonia 04.05.21 | 11:05

Skopje Mayor Silegov paid double than Zagreb for the same firefighting vehicle

Skopje Mayor Petar Silegov approved the purchase of a firefighting ladder truck for 1.7 million EUR, double what was paid by the city of Zagreb for the same piece of equipment. The scandal was revealed by VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski yesterday, who warned Silegov that he will be held responsible...

Macedonia 28.04.21 | 08:29

Mayor Silegov is chasing an unnecessary rapid bus transit plan, former Mayor Trajanovski says

Former Skopje Mayor Koce Trajanovski outlined serious problems that will follow if current Mayor Petre Silegov goes ahead with his plan to introduce rapid bus transit. Silegov’s plan would use the median in several major boulevards, currently used for decorative vegetation, to introduce new lanes...

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