TWO GI REPORTS HIGHLIGHT “ORGANIZED CORRUPTION” IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Two new reports released today as part of the Global Initiative’s ‘Infrastructure of Integrity’ series look at the phenomenon of ‘organized corruption’ in the Western Balkans and monitor implementation of the anti-corruption pledges that governments of the region made in the framework of the Berlin Process. GENEVA, Switzerland – 3 May 2021: At the London Summit of the Berlin Process in 2018, governments of the Western Balkans pledged to...

Through mysterious offshore schemes to valuable stocks and exclusive locations (Part Three)

Author: Vlatko Stojanovski Besides companies related to a famous tycoons, politicians, convicts, and even parties, on the list of over 400 companies in this country, co-owned by foreign companies based in specific jurisdictions, there are also mysterious offshore companies with a conspiratorial ownership structure. According to the official data and documents that we provided from several institutions, these companies in the past have changed many owners from various offshore...

Tycoons, politicians, convicts… who owns the offshore companies in the country? (Part II)

Author: Vlatko Stojanovski As we announced in the part I of the series dedicated to offshore companies in North Macedonia, the ownership structure of 408 companies includes other legal entities registered in 28 foreign countries, mostly European „specific jurisdictions“, known as „tax havens“  which offer the highest level of discretion. In this part of the series we are writing about these companies, their ownership structure, current status, basic activity…...

Over 15 million euros paid after court orders for land expropriation for the highway Kichevo – Ohrid, of which 5 million euros for costs

Author: Sashe Dimovski A resident of a village of Ohrid, who was deprived of 4 square meters of land for the construction of the road Kichevo-Ohrid, remained dissatisfied with the offer of the state to pay him 550 denars per square meter and asked the court to determine the real price. An expert was hired, who estimated that the property was worth 20 euros, twice as much as what...

Alternating nationality for a job position

Author: Vesna Ivanovska-Ilievska For over 20 years, she has been exploring the archeological sites in the country, and yet she does not have a single day of work recorded in her years of service. In cold weather, under the hot sun, at underwater sites, archaeologist Valentina Todoroska has been a regular member of archeological teams in Macedonia and the region. She has collaborated with almost every museum in the...