Posts by CIJ SCOOP Macedonia:

  • 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...
  • Municipal events in the hands of non-governmental organizations

    author: Vesna Koloska Story is originally published at Kanal 77 web page   The news that police filed criminal charges against the President of the civil society organization “Stip Pastramalijada 2013” on suspicion of embezzlement of money from Pastramajlijada in 2013 and 2014 was a bomb in the public. According to the charges of SVR Stip to the Public Prosecutor, “the person A.Dz. in the period from 11.09.2013 until...
  • They save on heating to replace the asbestos roof

    What conditions do primary school students in Skopje have, do schools have enough space for uninterrupted teaching, and do they have gyms, arranged school yards, what level is hygiene at? Inbox 7 team toured several schools in Skopje to see if they meet the basic criteria prescribed by law. First we visited the oldest school in Macedonia, “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, which is located in the center of Skopje....
  • The oldest school in Macedonia has no school gym

    For one meter less they cannot build a school gym, they lack “only two classrooms” to save electricity and heating, they need “just a new roof” so as not to destroy the renovated school. These are the most common problems faced by primary schools in Skopje to boast they can have classes in normal conditions.   Inbox 7 team toured several schools in Skopje to see if they meet...