Tag Archives: Macedonia

The last nail in Macedonian Railways hammered 50 years ago

Goran Lefkov Empty trains, shortage of wagons, few locomotives, disastrously bad railroads. Although the safest, most comfortable and cheapest, our railway traffic is about to fall apart. Only the harsh reality – bad railway infrastructure, abolition of the already existing lines and absence of investments for normal functioning of this traffic remained from the empty political propaganda that in the past prompted the hope that the journey by modern...

SCOOP investigation: Macedonian MEP’s regional leaders in travel costs

author: Goran Lefkov   From 2010 to 2016, only one MP was paid an average of around 40,000 Euros for travel expenses. In the same period in Slovenia, for travel and other expenses, 36,000 Euros were paid to one Member of Parliament, 19,000 Euros in Bulgaria, 14,000 Euros in Kosovo, and only 6,000 Euros in Kosovo. These figures show that Macedonian MPs are among the highest paid in the...

State institutions were charged 10 times more for heating

SCOOP team reviewed all whistleblower’s findings. We decided to ask him for a meeting to see if these clues were real. After long persuasion and guarantees for protection of his identity, we met in a restaurant at the exit of Skopje. After a short wait, a middle-aged man appeared, visibly frightened for his safety. However, we could notice his determination to share all information of general interest with the...