SCOOP research: No one knows who drives them and where to

Authors: Bjanka Stankovikj Angela Petrovska Angela Rajchevska Until recently citizens have thought that the photos of expensive luxury vehicles with well-dressed officials coming out of them were a scene from a movie, but lately it has become a reality in the region. If the episode had not happened, infamously “celebrated” in the media with the famous official jeep that the former Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Dime...

Samsonenko: Successful in Macedonia-under scrutiny in Russia

DOCUMENTATION author: Goran Lefkov   His story for coming to Macedonia is full of coincidence. The Russian businessman Sergei Samsonenko has been attractive to the macedonian public, especially the journalists, since the moment when he registered the first firm in Skopje.  “So we went out, I saw, it was about 5th October, 2-3 days plus or minus, it should have been warm, but it was cold, it was very...

A Unified Voice in Support of Whistleblowing

The South East Europe (SEE) Coalition on Whistleblower Protection held its second Annual Meeting organized by the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) and Blueprint for Free Speech (BPfFS) with support of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), in Zagreb’s Double Tree by Hilton today. The event builds on the results achieved so far, providing additional boost to the promotion and protection of whistleblowers in the region. It contributes to the overall...

Political parties or business groups?

By donating 300 thousand denars, 44-year-old lawyer Arber Isaku decided, with his own financial resources, to contribute to the victory of the Democratic Union for Integration in the snap elections held in April 2014. He stands as one of the 13 contributors to the report of the State Audit Office. In those elections, DUI won 19 MPs and continued to be a partner in the VMRO-DPMNE government. Two years...