AROUND 300.000 CITIZEN ARE IGNORED BY INSTITUTIONS AND THE PEOPLE WITHOUT DISABILITIES

–More than 300.000 people in Macedonia are with disabilities or related to disabilities -Only 19 percent of the municipalities have full accessibility for people with disabilities, while 34 percent have no accessibility at all -People with disabilities have a strong message to institutions and the citizens: “Unequal accessibility equals offense!”     Author: Goran Lefkov   Elena Kochoska is a program manager at the NGO “Polio Plus”. A great...

MUNICIPALITIES SINK IN DEBTS, MAYORS REQUIRE FISCAL DECENTRALIZATION

The municipalities’ indebtedness results from their irrational performance and unrealistic planning of the budgets.   By Gjurgjica Bojchovska and Ljubica Ivanova   In the Republic of Macedonia many of the municipalities are sinking in debt and have blocked accounts. It is a huge problem for the municipalities because they are unable to successfully perform the legally entrusted competences and provide quality services to the citizens. About 20 municipalities have...

THE SIX RICHEST MINSTERS ARE WORTH 35 MILLION EUROS

Angjushev, Bekteshi, Lika, Dimitrov, Zaev and Asaf Ademi are the richest ministers and together are worth around 35 million euros Deskoska, Duraku, Edmond Ademi, Manchevski, Tevdovski and Nikolovski are the poorest ministers, owning all together only 500 thousand euros The Minister Ahmedovski has not declared his property at all, and some ministers have “forgotten” to declare their parents’ property SCOOP’s survey within the project “Politically Exposed Persons” shows that...