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Cardboard for Curtains: Life in Macedonia’s Hospitals

April. For many it’s the best time of year, when people wake from a cold and long winter. For others, such as nurse Hava Sait Nexhip, it means the beginning of an annual, months-long water shortage at the medical campus outside Skopje where she has worked for eight years. “Each April till September we don’t have water,” Sait Nexhip says, though she can offer no explanation. “But this year...

Why do same companies win state tenders?

author: Goran Lefkov   Transmet. A company which has built its rise and spread with public tenders. And in the past 5 years there were 11 like these, tenders higher than 1 million Euros, with a total amount of over 56 million Euros. The largest of them is worth 38 million Euros obtained in 2013 by ELEM. The tender was for coal excavation from the landslide of the mine...

THE OLDEST LAKE IN EUROPE IN SERIOUS DANGER

author: Goran Lefkov With the oldest and deepest lake in Europe, Ohrid is the most attractive destination for foreign tourists. With its natural beauty and cultural and historical monuments, Ohrid is known as the pearl of the Balkans. The nature has painstakingly been creating Ohrid’s beauty for millions of years. Dozens of endemic species that can be found only here and nowhere else in the world live in the...

SCOOP INVESTIGATION: OFFICIAL VEHICLES FOR PRIVATE PURPOSES

author: Goran Lefkov   Inspired by this case, the journalistic team of SCOOP began to investigate the use, that is misuse of official vehicles. SCOOP sent a request under free access to public information to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. SCOOP editorial staff received a reply containing the report on executive extraordinary inventory of the fleet in September 2016. It said that during the extraordinary inventory of...

Samsonenko: Successful in Macedonia-under scrutiny in Russia

DOCUMENTATION author: Goran Lefkov   His story for coming to Macedonia is full of coincidence. The Russian businessman Sergei Samsonenko has been attractive to the macedonian public, especially the journalists, since the moment when he registered the first firm in Skopje.  “So we went out, I saw, it was about 5th October, 2-3 days plus or minus, it should have been warm, but it was cold, it was very...

Political parties or business groups?

By donating 300 thousand denars, 44-year-old lawyer Arber Isaku decided, with his own financial resources, to contribute to the victory of the Democratic Union for Integration in the snap elections held in April 2014. He stands as one of the 13 contributors to the report of the State Audit Office. In those elections, DUI won 19 MPs and continued to be a partner in the VMRO-DPMNE government. Two years...