Tag: waste
Macedonia 31.01.20 | 16:49

Protest staged in Skopje, protesters demand adoption of law banning hazardous waste import

The ‘Fridays for Future’ movement is staging a protest in front of the Parliament building, asking for adoption of a law banning the import of hazardous waste before Parliament dissolves. At the protest, symbolically revolted citizens sat on the street waiting for a solution...

Macedonia 22.01.20 | 13:55

Oliver Spasovski assures the public that the waste imported to Macedonia is safe

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski today denied the allegations that toxic waste is imported into Macedonia and burnt as fuel. Suspicions are rife after the head of the Drisla waste management company in Skopje was charged with importing a cargo of Italian garbage to Bulgaria for disposal in a coal...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 15:14

Drisla dump site will be placed under direct city management after the imported Italian garbage scandal

Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov announced that he will dismiss Goran Angelov as manager of that main Skopje dump site and waste management plant Drisla. The announcement comes after Bulgaria began an investigation in an Italian company – co-owned by Angelov – for importing a cargo of garbage that...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 12:18

Bulgarian prosecutors are investigating the manager of Skopje’s main dump site over a waste cargo

Bulgarian media are reporting additional details about the attempted import of waste from Italy for burning in a Bulgarian power plant, by a company partially owned by Macedonian citizens. One of the co-owners of the company, Goran Angelov, is the manager of the large Drisla waste dump near Skopje, which...

Macedonia 18.01.20 | 18:35

Head of the Skopje main waste plant linked to a company under investigation for importing waste to Bulgaria

Goran Angelov, director of Skopje’s main Drisla dump site, was a co-owner of an Italian registered company that was found importing waste to Bulgaria, Bulgarian media outlets report. A ship loaded with waste that docked in the Bulgarian port of Varna, BTV reports, was chartered by the Italian registered...

Macedonia 07.11.19 | 13:09

Skopje city hall asks the citizens to stop setting the new plastic containers on fire

The idea to introduce plastic garbage containers across Skopje proved as a bad one, as daily reports circulate about incidents in which they are set on fire. Two were burnt overnight, in Centar and in Cair – one of them from the new plastic containers which was fully destroyed. Eight were set on...