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The world is banning the plastic bags, while we still discuss if their prices should go up!

While the world is completely banning the single-use plastic and the plastic bags, in North Macedonia there are still debates whether to increase their prices in the supermarkets and if that can help to decrease the waste production. Civic organizations call the municipalities to...

Hate speech and harrasment campaign against Metamorphosis staff continues with impunity: “Should we shoot them or bring funeral wreaths to their homes?”

"Here is the cancer of the society," "slowly we are completing the list, information is arriving from all sides and we already have their home addresses," "poor bastards, they don't know they will be erased too, and very quickly," "should we shoot them or...

Twelve hours with the EMS in Skopje: A long and tiresome night with excruciating dynamics and unbearable pressure (Photo gallery)

Author and photographer: Arbnora Memeti A cold November night. The thick fog mixed with smog makes it difficult to notice the faces of occasional passers-by in the vicinity of the Emergency Medical Service's (EMS) building in Skopje. Inside, the telephones are ringing continuously. Call after call....

Keith Brown: Critical thinking demands recognition of one’s own blinkers, prejudices and areas of ignorance

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“Balkan history has been shaped by the territorial ambitions and disputes of the last century, and so has become a zero-sum game; it also has quasi-religious aspects, insofar as current debates reveal an implicit concern with purity and pollution underlying accusations around loyalty and...

Will a new US TV series on the ‘Macedonian teens who helped elect Trump’ perpetuate a tired cliché?

The so-called “Macedonian teenagers” who set up networks of fake news sites in the lead-up to the 2016 United States election continue to turn a profit — not so much for themselves anymore, but for producers looking to capitalize on the exaggerated trope, Global...

Mila Carovska: COVID-19 showed why we need a more solid educational system

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly shown us that our country has to learn that the planning of investments in education means a lot. The challenge to start the new academic year in this manner, with the resources that the schools have,...

Al Jazeera Balkan’s crew attacked during VMRO-DPMNE’s protest in Skopje, one suspect detained by police

During yesterday's protest organized by VMRO-DPMNE, journalist Milka Smilevska and cameramen Jorde Angelovik were attacked and were prevented from doing their work. While they were taking a statement from one of the protesters, the attacker firstly asked Smilevska whether she reports for Al Jazeera...

The theater won’t change but we need unity, consider some of the actors

Because of the pandemic and in order to prevent the spread of the virus, all cinemas, theaters, museums, and other institutions where mass gatherings, events, concerts, and other cultural events could take place in North Macedonia were closed. But the closure of the theaters,...

One mustn’t even pick a flower in Matka, let alone pilot a motorboat

Piloting motorboats on Lake Matka, in the canyon of River Treska, is strictly banned and the Decision to declare Matka a monument of nature, that was passed in 1994 by City of Skopje's Council determines that only electrically powered boats can traverse the canyon....

The planet is overheating, if we don’t prevent the climate change, it will bring new pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world in crucible. The economies, health systems, and the education are in the process of creating habits for the "new normal" that, when we are at it, mustn't ignore the environment and the fight against the climate change....

Join the CtrlZ Challenge and win a Go Pro Hero 7

The Metamorphosis Foundation announces a CtrlZ Challenge for a short video on the topic: The life of young people after the emergence of COVID-19. The challenge is open for all interested young people who are aged 13 to 24. All you have to do is create...

The UK will host the Global Vaccine Summit to support immunisation and raise funds for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

As the uncertainty around Covid-19 continues, nations from all over the world have been cooperating closely to align efforts to develop a safe, effective and globally accessible vaccine, and are hoping to achieve this goal in record time. While restrictive measurements, including social distancing, have...

The curfew shows how the traffic really influences the air pollution in Skopje

“Meta.mk” continues with the investigation of the influence of the traffic on the air quality in Skopje. The coronavirus outbreak in the past few months has helped prove that the decreased frequency of vehicles throughout Skopje’s streets has led to decrease of the PM...

Exhausted from the fight with Covid-19, the nurses in Macedonia won’t back down

12th of May - the International Day of Nurses, this also to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of the nursery as a profession, Meta.mk spoke with several nurses about their previous experiences, including the challenges that they...

Metamorphosis Foundation: The biggest threat is the disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemics

The Metamorphosis Foundation celebrating 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, underlines that the COVID-19 pandemics which marked the days since the beginning of this years has pinpointed to the necessity of providing credible reporting and information and to the necessity of waging continuous war...

Оld vehicles dominate the transportation – for every new, we import nine used busses (infographic)

Even after the several bus accidents in the country, Macedonian transporters continue importing second-hand buses and minibusses. According to the data of the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia, in the first six months of the year, 133 busses and minibusses have...

Timeline: How the government changed in Macedonia

The past three years of the political crisis has been difficult, exhausting and stressful on Macedonia. The crisis was not just a political crisis, it crossed over into economics, society, morals and ethics. There were a series of protests and counter protests, trials and...

Gruevski doesn’t want to be photographed with foreign dignitaries

No photos have been published in public from the last meeting between the British Minister of State, Sir Alan Duncan, and the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski. Recently, Gruevski has not had his photo taken with any foreigners. The party only issues longer and...

Harassing diplomats is regular intelligence business from Moscow to Macedonia

Diplomats from the United States, staff in the embassies and their families in Moscow and in several other European countries in the past period have been targets of harassment and intimidation as part of an organized campaign orchestrated and systematically implemented by the Russian...

Dates & Deadlines: Visualization of the Agreement on 20th of July

Yesterday the political parties, signatories to the Pržino Agreement reached consensus for the opened issues. The agreement has several key dates and deadlines that need to be implemented before the leaders of the parties meet on August 31 to confirm the date for the elections...