Macedonia without forests due to personal benefit of individuals

Author: Iskra Opetceska   Employees at responsible positions in the Public Enterprise (PE) “Macedonian Forests“, branch “Babuna” Veles, break the Law on forests illegally earning thousands of Euros on the back of the state and private forest owners, says Gilbert Jacques Arsov, owner of 42 hectares of land  with 700 cubic meters of trees in the area of Veles village Vetersko. “One of the biggest problems is issue slips....

School gyms: promises stronger than realization

author: Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova Grey walls and overgrown grass. This is the picture to which residents of Skopje suburb Cento have already got used to while passing by the primary school “Krste Misirkov”, where ten years ago a new school gym was supposed to be built. But instead of a new building, which was announced by all previous governments, pupils and children of this suburb have to be satisfied with...

Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova of SCOOP Macedonia receives a certificate of recognition for investigation on a topic of exceptional public interest

Today MIM awarded the prizes from the competition “Nikola Mladenov” for best investigative stories in 2014. First-prize winner is Ljubisha Arsic for the series of investigative articles on “Secret passport factory” published in the weekly “Fokus”. Second-prize winner is Sonja Kolevska-Delevska for the series of investigative articles on “Raping juveniles in the correctional center “Tetovo”, published in the daily newspaper “Vest”. Third-prize winners are journalists Vlado Apostolov, Saska Cvetkovska...

Vlado Tanurov, parent of a child who has undergone surgery: You need iron boots to get a consultative opinion

  Inbox7: This is the weekly interview of the online magazine Inbox7. Regarding the death of Tamara Dimovska, truthfulness of the claims of the Health Insurance Fund and the Ministry of Health, the morale of Macedonian doctors, mafia in white coats, the agony of the families whose members undergo surgeries abroad, our guest is Vlado Tanurov, father of five-and-a-half- year-old Jani, who has undergone surgery in a hospital in...

Zaev himself is a bomb

Slowly but surely a critical mass is being created for radical changes. The government is barely standing on its last legs. And the institutions will soon have to feel different setting. They will more resist yesterday’s inviolable patrons. Even within the ruling party situation is chaotic. There is no one who would like to appear in front of the cameras. False hope still inspires journalists of Goebbelsian media who...

Resignation, what is it?

The tragic end of the nine-year girl from Veles, whose request for surgery was stuck in bureaucratic labyrinths, encountered an avalanche of citizens’ reactions – protests, sharp criticism from experts and various associations, and logically it resulted in demands for resignations in the Ministry of Health and the Health Insurance Fund. However, past experiences have shown that Macedonia has a “shy” trend for withdrawal from office as a moral...

In the toxic Kingdom of Jugohrom

Author: Xhelal Neziri   When in 2005 the new Law on Environment was passed, it was believed that Macedonia would finally begin to solve the enormous pollution. Even after 10 years the country, facing bad economic indicators and high unemployment, is facing the same problem. During this decade the government put forward several deadlines for setting environmental filters for the biggest polluters, but only a small part of them...