Tag Archives: Macedonia

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...

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...