Category: Research

TWELVE “MOST PRIVILEGED” MPS: THE STATE PAYS THEM FOR BOTH RENT AND TRAVEL EXPENSES

Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovic Although belonging to opposing political camps, SDSM MP Aleksandar Kiracovski and VMRO-DPMNE MP Ilija Dimovski share a privilege given to them as MPs: they both use rent paid by the state and charge for travel expenses. Until recently Kiracovski held the post of Secretary General of the SDSM, but was dismissed after being publicly criticized for the employment of his close relatives, for...

Suspicious tenders for water supply equipment

Autor: Vlatko Stojanovski In the last ten years, the water equipment company „Tehnoskop“ has concluded over 200 public procurement contracts with a total value of over one billion denars (or approximately 17.5 million euros), mostly with public communal enterprises аnd especially with the communal enterprise from Skopje. According to the official data provided from appropriate institutions, they are organized in an association of providers of communal services – ADKOM,...

SOME COMPANIES SEW, OTHERS TAKE THE CASH

                  Маичките за „Линк Медиа Плус“ ги шиела компанијата „Супер хит,“ ремените ги произвела фирмата „Југомлаз-1 ДООЕЛ. Од МВР за оваа набавка велат дека била од крајна итност, затоа не распишале тендер. Но, за неполна година МВР склучило три бизниси со оваа компанија „тешки“ 195.000. DOCUMENTATION TABELARY PRINCIPLE OF LINK MEDIA   writes: Aleksandra Filipovska     The company “Link Media...

NINE OFFICIALS RICHER, ONLY TWO “POORER”

MP Meri Lazarova with double increased property, Sashko Atanasov with a new truck, Zaklina Peshevska with a new car Daniela Rangelova with a new debt of 228 Euros per month, Mila Carovska with two new agricultural lands, and Emil Dimitriev with a new apartment Asaf Ademi with a share of 2,250 Euros and a denar deposit in the amount of 4,552 Euros, while Muhamed Zekiri with no updates  ...

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...

Too many advisers in administration: real necessity or accommodating party soldiers?

Authors: Angela Rajchevska, Bjanka Stankovikj, Kristina Atovska   The country allocates 266 thousand Euros a year for hiring special external advisers who are to advise ministers and other holders of state functions in order to perform their tasks more efficiently.   SCOOP came to this amount spent on 34 “special advisers” engaged in only 13 ministries.   Article 27 of the Law on Administrative Officers, the levels within the...

Ministers or kings: Education without limit, Interior has no rulebook for representation expenses

Angela Rajcevska, Bjanka Stankovik, Angela Petrovska   The Rulebook that SCOOP received under the Law on Free Access to Information was signed on 17.8.2016. According to the Rulebook, the Minister has an unlimited monthly amount, the Deputy Minister 100,000 MKD and the State Secretary 15,000 MKD per month. In the previous story on the costs of the state officials’ cards in Macedonia SCOOP found that Pishtar Lutfiu, during his...