Pollution does not stop, every year 4,500 new cancer cases!

Middle-aged Vera Tushevska daily goes shopping in the small improvised market with a view of the former giant industrial complex Zelezara, where ore used to be melted, but today, she says, they do not know what is produced. She has been living in this settlement since 1973, but there has never been so much stink as now. “There used to be smoke, but it did not stink. We knew...

The state renovates offices with money from the companies?!

The adaptation of the premises of the local unit of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in Kocani has been paid by the state. At the same time officials in charge of this regional office asked for additional money from businesses to pay for the reconstruction of the premises. Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP Macedonia came to the document that employees of the local unit in Kocani used...
Xhelal Neziri is experienced investigative reporter and analyst. Since 2008 he has been representing Danish SCOOP project in Macedonia, coordinating national and trans-national investigative stories. At the moment Neziri is co-founder and director of Centre for Investigative Journalism SCOOP-Macedonia based in Skopje, and member of International Advisory Board at Journalismfund.eu based in Brussels. Contact: xhelalneziri@gmail.com   Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova is a freelance journalist with over 15 years of journalistic experience,...

The zone of economic deceit

  By Xhelal NEZIRI   Placed before a record number of unemployed, i.e. more than 30% at a national level, Macedonia has not yet found ways to attract foreign capital. The technological and industrial development zones, which offer to investors numerous tax alleviations, are part of the strategy for rapid development whose aim is the economic recovery of the country. The decision made by the Government in 2007 with...

MYSTERIOUS” CANALS OF DECENNIAL ABUSES

author: Gëzim Sulejmani   The construction of the water supply system in Tetovo has already become a synonym of impossibility for all the governments in the last 18 years of transition as well as for local selfgovernment authorities. Every government and local self-government structure has experienced the bitter taste of impossibility, regardless of the fact that there have been financial means allocated several times to this project, which, have...

Kidney patients get hepatitis in hospital

author: Jasmina Jovanovska   Kidney patients become infected with Hepatitis C on dialysis. Both patients and nephrologists confirm this and they locate the reason in non implementation of the standards for safe dialysis in practice, as well as in the fact that in the state no one properly controls the safety of dialysis patients. Economic analysts say that dialysis is carried out in substandard conditions due to the fact...