Municipalities have spent millions of Euros on representation, Strumica a record holder

  Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovikj Despite the public commitments to rational budget management, in reality most municipalities continue to spend carelessly when it comes to public money. The SCOOP research within the PEP project shows that 64 municipalities from the Republic of North Macedonia spent a total of 2,220,634 Euros for the last three years. On average, during this time period each municipality spent about 34,000 Euros, or over 11,000 Euros per year. The Municipality of Strumica is a record holder in representation costs compared to other municipalities. In the last three years this local self-government unit, only for feasting and other activities for representation of the institution, spent 230,073 Euros in catering facilities and companies. Second on the list is Struga with 169,648 Euros, followed by Prilep with 161,866 Euros, Bitola 153,392 Euros and Gjorce Petrov...

THE TEN RICHEST MAYORS “WEIGH” 30 MILLION EUROS

Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovic The ten richest mayors in the Republic of North Macedonia weigh about 30 million Euros. One of them is from VMRO-DPMNE, first on the list, while six gravitate or are members of the SDSM. Of the three mayors of the Alliance for Albanians party, all three are on the list of the top 10 richest mayors. First on the list is the mayor of Kavadarci Mitko Jancev, followed by Nikolco Iliev – mayor of Kocani, Isen Shabani of Vrapciste, Albon Xhemaili of Bogovinje, Petre Shilegov of the City of Skopje, Arben Taravari of Gostivar, Konstantin Georgieski of Ohrid, Gerasim Konzulov of Radovish, Nikola Andonov of Novo Selo and Aleksandar Naumoski of Gjorce Petrov. BISNESSMEN, LAWYERS AND DOCTORS – RICH MUNICIPAL FATHERS According to the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption and Crime, the...

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 which the Anti-Corruption Commission initiated a procedure. In the past year Kiracovski was paid rent by the state of 390 Euros, and in the last four months of 2018 while staying in an apartment in Skopje, he received just over 1000 Euros for travel expenses. To his political opponent, Ilija Dimovski from VMRO-DPMNE, the state pays a bit less for rent, or 370 Euros, but he also received a sum...

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, whose authorized person is wife of the owner and sister of the manager of „Tehnoskop“. Moreover, a close relative of the public procurement manager of the Skopje public water supply enterprise has been already working several years in „Tehnoskop“. The total amount of the contracts that both parties have been concluding since 2008 is 4,5 million euros. Few years ago, the owner of „Tehnoskop“ has founded another company – „Matam...

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 Plus”, known for providing the New Year’s decorations for the City of Skopje for the past decade, also “sews” polo shirts for police officers, “produces” belts for rookie policemen, operates a car wash for police vehicles… In less than a year, the Ministry of the Interior has signed three businesses with this company, “weighting” almost 200,000 euros. One of the agreements is signed without a public call for proposals, but...

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   Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovikj   Minister of Culture of the political party BESA, Asaf Ademi did not report anything in his name last year. He submitted a property list to the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption (SCPC) where the entire reported property was his family’s. However, in the new year in the Ademi’s property there are his wife’s shares in the amount of 2,250 Euros, personal property...

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