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WHY IS IT (NOT) SO?: Myths and disinformation about the Comprehensive sexual education in North Macedonia

Sexual education in schools is one of the most discussed topics in North Macedonia. Until recently in the country, just the word “sex” was considered taboo. Adolescence is a period in life when people go through big physical, psychological, emotional and personality changes, that...

Organic food production in North Macedonia is underdeveloped, young people should be educated on healthy food

Organic food production in North Macedonia is constantly decreasing, although the demand for organic products is growing from year to year. According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in the last decade, the areas dedicated for organic production have been steadily decreasing....

While the citizens of North Macedonia breathe pollution, diesel consumption breaks all records [Infographic]

The “competition” of Skopje and the other cities in North Macedonia in breaking the world records for air pollution has commenced. While the data from “Iqair” indicates that Skopje is at the top of the world list of air pollution, together with the Asian...

REDI-Reciklazha will collect selected waste from buildings in Aerodrom, Butel, Gazi Baba and Kisela Voda

The mayors of the municipalities Aerodrom, Butel, Gazi Baba and Kisela Voda signed a Memorandum for Cooperation with the social enterprise “REDI-Reciklazha” (REDI-Recycling) which has been dealing with primary waste selection from residential property in Skopje for more than a year. Memoranda for cooperation...

With false bombs against education: The frequent interruptions of the teaching process in North Macedonia create damaged generations

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in North Macedonia the school desks were substituted with computer monitors, while the homes were turned into classrooms. The classroom teaching was forcibly interrupted, imposing a challenge to both students and teaching staff. Lately, the teaching process is suffering from...

First Balkan female analog astronaut: Conducting science experiments cut off from the world in an analog space mission

Martina Dimoska is the first female analog astronaut from the Balkans. As a graduate student at International Space University, she's working towards becoming the first from North Macedonia to obtain a master's degree in Space Studies. She is the NASA Space Apps Challenge Local Lead for 2022,...

Wild animals in North Macedonia are dying on the roads while waiting for the first green crossing

The Balkan lynx often crosses the road between Gostivar and Kichevo that passes through his natural habitat. The recordings made by the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) show that this critically endangered animal is under risk on a daily basis to end up under the...

Unemployment the main problem of the youth in North Macedonia, European Commission alarms

Youth unemployment remains a problem that North Macedonia must work hard to solve, notes the latest Report of the EC on North Macedonia's EU accession progress. The youth and meeting the needs of this group remainс a challenge that has to be addressed and...

North Macedonia’s Inclusion Festival reminds: People with disabilities deserve a lot more

The attendees at the Inclusion Festival that took place last week in Skopje, North Macedonia, couldn't stop their tears from falling. Their tears also dropped with hilarity when after the workshop for creative expression and the workshop for communication skills for persons with or...

For the fifth year in a row, EU with criticism about air pollution in North Macedonia, no remarkable progress noted

In 2022, just like in the previous years, the European Commission (EC) in its Report on North Macedonia's progress in the EU integration process, once again came up with criticism about air pollution in North Macedonia. In the chapter "Environment and climate change", EU...

The “Transparent Man” initiative of the Goethe Institut and the Metamorphosis Foundation began with the opening of an exhibition

The beginning of the “Transparent Man” initiative was marked today with the opening of the interactive exhibition “What the future wants” in “Public Room” in Skopje. The Goethe Institut Skopje in cooperation with the Metamorphosis Foundation implements this initiative, which aims to promote the...

“The Countryside” in Rankovce is the first horse therapy ranch in North Macedonia

Spending time with animals fills oneself with positive energy, cures disease, and saves lives. Therapy methods involving horses, dogs, and cats have been long known all over the world. Since recently, the Countryside ranch in Rankovce Municipality, in the northeast of North Macedonia is...

EU with same criticism for North Macedonia as last year: The construction works on Corridors 8 and 10d to be accelerated

European Commission's criticism on the transportation sector of North Macedonia is almost identical as last year, i.e. the sector remains a problem that the government must overcome. The EC's North Macedonia 2022 Report criticizes the same projects as the last year - the construction...

North Macedonia, preparation of a new National Youth Strategy started

The National Youth Strategy is more than an essential document for the young in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is setting the basic principles and directions for the action of all actors in the society that will improve the young's socioeconomic position and...

The young aren’t a priority for the municipalities – the implementation of the Law on youth participation in North Macedonia insufficient

Expired deadlines and complacent municipalities - this is how the implementation of the Law on youth participation and youth policies in North Macedonia can be described in brief. Only 12% of the municipalities in North Macedonia have formed local youth councils, although they were obliged...

North Macedonia, facing extreme air pollution, does not have a state laboratory to measure it

The Central Environmental Laboratory will not be ready to monitor the quality of the air the citizens of North Macedonia will breathe this coming winter. Although quite recently the minister of environment, Naser Nuredini, announced that the country is facing a difficult winter, when...

Let’s feed the economies, not the landfills – how the food banks help in the fight against hunger?

Let's feed the economies, not the landfills. This is the motto of the Food Bank Macedonia, which for 12 years has been fighting tirelessly against dumping food as waste and against hunger in North Macedonia. Meta.mk talked with Dushko Hristov, founder and general manager...

High school students with disabilities in North Macedonia await the new Law on Secondary Education to get educational assistants

Nikola Stojanovski is one of the many high school students in North Macedonia who need an educational assistant, since he has the Down syndrome. The Convention on the Rights of the Child clearly states that education should be provided that will be directed at...

In NMacedonia, state institutions without web sites and social networks presence, but with press officers “who are on vacation”

The levels of transparency and accountability of the state institutions in North Macedonia vary widely. Some of the state organs rank high on the list of accountable institutions, and are even among the best in the region, while others are at the bottom of...

“The Happiest Man in the World” by Teona S. Mitevska is North Macedonia’s candidate for the Oscars

"The Happiest Man in the World" film directed by Teona S. Mitevska is this year's North Macedonia's candidate for the Oscar award in the International Feature Film category. The decision was made by the Selection Committee of the Association of Film Workers of Macedonia and...