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...

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 continuously blocked bank accounts, some of them for decades. Among the reasons for this situation are the irrational performance and unrealistic planning of their budgets, as well as overstaffing in municipal administrations. Much of the budget funds are spent on the employees’ salaries and contributions.   THE MOST INDEBTED ARE OHRID, TETOVO, KARPOSH AND KUMANOVO Ohrid, Tetovo, Karposh and Kumanovo are the most indebted of the larger municipalities. Although, at...

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 officials in Macedonia have diverse property assets Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovikj   The first seven richest ministers of the government of the Republic of Macedonia declared that they own assets worth 35 million euros. The convincingly wealthiest 30 million-euro official is Kocho Angjushev, deputy prime minister in charge of economic affairs and coordination with economic sectors in the Government. In addition to the apartment in Skopje, Angjushev has...

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