Posts by CIJ SCOOP Macedonia:

  • Free economic zones – shrouded in mystery

    It is problematic that the government’s support in economic zones is opaque, different budget items are used, which makes it particularly difficult to determine how much money has been spent for these foreign investors, analysts say author: Natasha Stojanovska Article is originaly published on May 6, 2015 at Faktor.mk Trying to attract more foreign investments, the government not only provides customs and tax exemptions, but also offers direct state...
  • The air and soil in Veles permanently “rich” with metals

    author: Bojan Shashevski   Air, soil and vegetables in Veles are completely contaminated with toxic metals! The recent research of the prominent professor Trajche Stafilov’s team from the Institute of Chemistry has shown devastating results – people around the closed lead and zinc smelter and the unprotected dump breathe air that is over 10 times more polluted than allowed, and eat vegetables rich with heavy metals. The results confirm...
  • Testimonies of Macedonian Army Special Unit “Scorpions”: “Lepeza” is a big deception – I neither got a license, nor a job!

    author: Stojanka Mitreska   Zoran Karadakovski, former army Scorpion claims to have been played in Lepeza, program of the Macedonian Ministry of Defense, supported by the Kingdom of Norway, and that he has not received the deserved security guarding license, although he attended lectures at the barracks in Stip, where one of the three centers of Macedonian – Norwegian project for retraining military personnel is located.   Karadakovski, before...
  • Macedonia is getting empty, people run away from poverty

    author: Arta Tahiri   People emigrate looking for solutions. They go where they can find jobs and provide a more dignified life for themselves and their families, say experts in Skopje. Citizens of the countries of the Western Balkans, including Macedonia, migrate to the European Union (EU) countries. This phenomenon has gripped not only Macedonia, but Kosovo also. In recent days, the most common on Kosovo TV are “rivers”...
  • Carcinogenic asbestos ending in fields instead of dumps

    Author: Ivanka Spirovska-Zivosovska   Two children are playing and in their hands holding small gray broken pieces of roof recently replaced of the block of flats where they live. With their hands they broke the pieces of the roof thrown in the trash pile, where the locals over time got used to dispose other waste, in which you can see everything. Seemingly naive children’s game ignores the fact that what...
  • Half a million Euros citizens’ money for the bottom of the First Football League table

    Author: Violeta Kozinkova Originally published on TV Iris     “Municipality of Stip is facing serious financial problems. Municipal debt exceeds the sum of two million Euros”, was Ilco Zahariev’s first statement when he became the mayor of Stip. A year and a half after this statement, regarding financial situation of the municipality, he still says that it is worrying, but recently they have signed rebalancing of municipal budget,...
  • From building expansion to usurpation of others’ homes

    author: Biljana Stavrova   For four years some of the residents of the so-called Railway Colony settlement, located in the center of Skopje (behind Universal Hall), have been facing strong pressure from contractors who want to build residential – commercial buildings there. They say they cannot accept their unfavorable offer for sale of the property and to put signature on contracts that do not protect their rights. We have...
  • Architects who will design the new clinical center involved in a series of scandals in Italy

    Author: Mence Atanasova Toci The text was originally published on NOVA TV site on January 2nd 2015. Immediately after the announcement the editorial board of NOVA TV received a denial by the Ministry of Health. The remarks of the Ministry are herein. The denial is published in full under this article.     Antonio Savoino from the Italian company Aren Srl which won the tender for design of the...