Municipalities are sinking in debt – Tetovo, Ohrid and Karposh at the top of the list

authors: Aneta Dodevska and Ruzica Fotinovska The debts of the municipalities in the country are growing. As much as 70 out of a total of 80 municipalities in the country reported overdue and unpaid obligations on various grounds. This means that 87.5% of all municipalities in the country face financial problems for regular servicing of the municipalities. In the third quarter of the year, the overdue and unpaid obligations of all municipalities in the country amounted 63,892,100 Euro. According to the analysis in relation to the situation with the second quarter, it shows an increase in unpaid liabilities by 13 million euros. On the latest “debt list” announced by the Ministry of Finance, concluding with the third quarter of 2020, in the first ten, the biggest debtors are three municipalities: Tetovo, Ohrid and Karposh.                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: Ministry of Finance...

The owners of 408 companies are “hidden” in 28 offshore countries (Part One)

Author: Vlatko STOJANOVSKI Over 400 companies registered in the country are fully or partially owned by other companies, headquartered in foreign countries that are known as specific jurisdictions, or offshore zones. As part of the research that we made, we found 408 legal entities in the Macedonian trade register, whose owners are not actually individuals, but other companies located in 28 foreign countries that are considered ас offshore areas. According to the data we have provided, most of these companies have owners from various European countries known as countries that offer various financial benefits, but at the same time, they have mostly stable and reliable financial systems. Also, among them, there are countries known as „tax havens“ in Central America and along the Atlantic ocean, which offer the highest degree of discretion and privacy for the ownership structure of...

The incredible road of Samsonenko’s and Kamcev’s friend to electoral billboard busines

Saska Cvetkovska   Early elections have finished, but still, the reminder of the fierce campaign days can still be seen in the big number of billboards that have not yet found new tenants. A lot is said in the public about the party expenses for media campaigns and propaganda. For the public especially attractive are the millions of state money that go on media accounts, followed by accusations for favoring left winged or right winged, its’ own or someone else’s media. Still, the selective messages of communication paid with state money have ended or were sealed onto the most of 531 billboards for which the state has paid almost 600 thousand euro to six political parties.              The business with billboards has always been attractive. In the past decade certain companies have literally made unfriendly take overs of other...

Party leaders’ property: Zaev the richest, Mickovski second, Sela and Ahmeti “lighter” than them

SDSM party leader Zaev has declared property worth 729,231 thousand Euros, but in his name he owns only a claim on the basis of a loan of nearly 70 thousand Euros. Right behind him is the leader of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickovski, with property amounting to about 553 thousand Euros. Ziadin Sela (Coalition AZA and Alternative) has property of 192 thousand Euros and Ali Ahmeti (DUI) of 134 thousand Euros, both of whom enter the race as holders of electoral lists in constituency number six. By SCOOP Team Modest, with a smile on his face and often with his hand on his chest when he speaks as a gesture of sincerity. This is how the public got to know Zoran Zaev from Strumica, who even before sitting in the SDSM presidential chair was considered a rich man in...

What do the holders of the third constituency own?

Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovikj SDSM Secretary General Ljupco Nikolovski and VMRO-DPMNE Undersecretary Igor Janushev are the locomotives of their parties to win as many seats in the Assembly as possible in the early parliamentary elections expected to be held this summer. Bekim Neziri from DUI and Bekim Tateshi from the AA-Alternative coalition are expected to be side players due to the small chances for their parties to win at least one term. This constituency has the most municipalities, a total of 24 – from northeast, east and part of central Macedonia. The municipalities covered by this constituency are: Shtip, Veles, Kochani, Kriva Palanka, Sveti Nikole, Vinica, Berovo, Delchevo, Pehchevo, Probishtip, Kratovo, Makedonska Kamenica, Ilinden, Zelenikovo, Petrovec, Gradsko, Lozovo, Zrnovci, Karbinci, Kumanovo (part), Rankovce, Staro Nagorichane (part), Chashka and Cheshinovo-Obleshevo. Nikolovski with property worth 121 thousand Euros, Shahpaska...

Shekjerinska, Xhaferi, Durlovski and Rashidi: who is richer?

Authors: Angela Rajchevska and Bjanka Stankovikj The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Radmila Shekjerinska, is leading the fifth constituency, together with the current MP, Jovan Mitreski. A holder of the VMRO-DPMNE list is the opera singer Igor Durlovski, DUI will be in Constituency 5 led by the speaker Talat Xhaferi and the coalition AA-Alternative with Surija Rashidi. All with rich political and institutional careers and fairly long property lists. Constituency 5 is one of the six constituencies in Macedonia. This constituency includes municipalities from southwest Macedonia, a total of 14, including: Bitola (great part), Ohrid, Struga, Kichevo (part), Resen, Demir Hisar, Krushevo, Dolneni, Vevchani, Plasnica, Debar, Mavrovo and Rostusha, Debarca, Krivogashtani (part) and Centar Zhupa. Shekjerinska with property worth 330 thousand Euros, twice more than Mitreski Radmila Sekerinska became a Minister of Defense in 2017. Previously, she...

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