Tag: silegov
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...

Macedonia 27.04.21 | 16:45

Zoom meeting of the Skopje council cut short after Mayor Silegov was confronted with corruption allegations

The city of Skopje cut short the online meeting of its Council when an opposition representative confronted Mayor Petre Silegov with serious corruption allegations. Aleksandar Trajanovski asked Silegov about numerous contracts signed with the Urbano El company, for the purchase of water fountains, benches,...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 11:02

Top official in the city of Skopje diverted contracts toward a family owned company

A top official of the city of Skopje diverted propcurement contracts worth 160,000 EUR toward a company owned by a close relative, VMRO-DPMNE revealed Viktorija Avramovska Madic is appointed as Secretary of the city of Skopje, a high level position in the administration of the Mayor Petre Silegov. Recently...

Macedonia 05.04.21 | 11:39

Skopje Mayor Silegov throws another bone to his leftist base ahead of the elections

The Skopje town hall announced it will begin demolishing one of the three boat-hotels that are built on the Vardar river. The boat was rented out for 1,000 EUR a month but after the rent was left unpaid for four months, the city decided to sever the contract and also to begin demolishing the structure. It’s...

Macedonia 14.02.21 | 18:36

Municipal authorities caught completely off guard by the snow

The heavy snow that fell on Macedonia over the weekend badly disrupted traffic, caused fatalities and added to the difficulties the citizens are facing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Even at the ceremony held at the Tabanovce border crossing, where Serbia delivered a donation of nearly 5,000 Pfizer...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 12:53

Mayor Silegov plans to rearrange Skopje’s most popular quay and restaurant area

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced a move to greatly redesign the popular GTC quay along the Vardar river, in order to turn part of it into a road. Owners of the long line of restaurants and cafes will be required to remove the open air garden sections in the middle of the quay, and in terms of compensation,...

Macedonia 07.02.21 | 19:28

As the municipal elections draw closer, VMRO lists all the broken promises made by Skopje Mayor Silegov

With the municipal elections expected in October, the main parties are already beginning their campaigns. VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski held a press conference today to detail what the party believes are the worst failures of Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov. Among them, Silegov’s decision to...

Macedonia 15.01.21 | 15:21

Mayor Silegov plans to tear down some of the most popular open air restaurants in Skopje

The City of Skopje confirmed plans to remove the long line of terraces on the Macedonia Quay, along the Vardar river. The site is one of the best loved promenades in the city, with numerous restaurants and bars, but will be replaced with a street, the city said. The plans go back to the construction...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 12:27

Mayor Silegov asks his party for a second term, other mayors in Skopje face female rivals

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that he intends to run for a second term at the elections scheduled for late 2021. Silegov insisted that he has done well in running the city, despite no major programs being implemented and the major failure to maintain basic sanitation during the early stages of...

Macedonia 19.12.20 | 15:04

Scandal: City of Skopje signed a contract with the law office of Mayor Silegov  

VMRO-DPMNE spokesman Naum Stoilkovski revealed that the city of Skopje has signed a contract for legal and consulting services with the law office of its own Mayor Petre Silegov. The shocking conflict of interests is worth 10,000 EUR per year. As Mayor of Skopje, Petre Silegov is paying consulting fees...

Macedonia 08.11.20 | 12:12

VMRO to Mayor Silegov: Cancel the New Year party, give the money to children who don’t have computers

Members of the Skopje city council from VMRO-DPMNE called on Mayor Petre Silegov to give up on his plan to spend 200,000 EUR on decorating the city for the New Year and to reallocate the money toward buying computers for children of poor families, struggling to attend online schooling. This is reckless...

Macedonia 01.09.20 | 12:24

Institution managed by Mayor Petre Silegov paid 160,000 EUR for the Dino Merlin New Year concert

Financial reports from the MKC youth cultural center show that it paid 160,000 EUR toward the 2020 New Year celebration organized by the city. Mayor Petre Silegov was suspiciously tight lipped about the fee paid to Bosnian singer Dino Merlin who performed that evening, and insisted that anonymous donors...

Macedonia 26.08.20 | 12:20

Skopje sprayed with insecticide after major mosquito infestation

Skopje authorities ordered the spraying of the city with insecticide this morning, in an attempt to reduce the major mosquito infestation that has plagued the city over the past days. Mayor Petre Silegov said that he can’t order more frequent use of insecticide because he doesn’t want to...

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