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Census 2021: Almost 35% of population of North Macedonia aged 29 or less

In North Macedonia, there are 638.000 people up to 29 years of age, which is 34.7% of the total resident population in the country. According to the last census performed last year, this is 1,836,713 people. On the other hand, there are 419,125 people...

Ai Weiwei’s exhibition “In Search of Humanity” at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna

Author: Bojan Blazhevski On the 16th of March, at the Albertina Modern Museum in Vienna, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was opened. The exhibition named "In Search of Humanity" gathers in one place Weiwei's artworks coming from...

Apart from decreasing parking fees from March, Skopje City Hall has no solution for parking space problem

The number of cars on the streets of the capital of North Macedonia is spiraling up and, consequently, so is the lack of parking spots. People from different parts of Skopje are complaining every day that they are cruising for 10 minutes before they...

Protesters in front of Russian embassy in Skopje shout ‘Putin is a fascist’ demanding end to war against Ukraine

Dozens of citizens of North Macedonia and Ukrainians residing in Skopje protested against Russian invasion on Ukraine through a march from the main square of the  capital of  North Macedonia to the Russian embassy on February 25. They sung Ukrainian songs and shouted "Putin...

Skopje City Hall fails to publish map with over 150 cleaned illegal dumps

The cleanup of all illegal dumps and landfills in 82 days and the revitalization of the areas and their transformation into clean green spaces was an election promise of Mayor Danela Arsovska for the very start of her mandate at the helm of Skopje....

[Photo Story] 2021 seen through the lenses of a group of Macedonian photographers

At the end of the first month of the new year, we produced a photo story together with several domestic photographers who participated with one photograph each, featuring their remembrance of the year 2021. Each of the photographs is presenting different life moments of...

After 82 days in office, Mayor Danela Arsovska still hadn’t cleaned all illegal dumps throughout Skopje

The first 82 days since Mayor Danela Arsovska took over the helm of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, expired on Friday, the 28th of January, which prompted Meta.mk to check on site whether one of the most important promises that Arsovska gave in...

North Macedonia: Red Lists alone can’t save wild animals from poisoning and poaching

Poisonings, hunting, capturing or killing are almost everyday threats that wild animals in North Macedonia are faced with. Under threat are also the animals that are included in the Red Lists of endangered species, because despite the high sentences for these crimes, which can...

Pupils in North Macedonia simulate murders from Squid Game, psychologists warn of its dangerous impact

During the breaks, pupils across North Macedonia are simulating murders and are completing other violent challenges copied from the popular South Korean TV series Squid Game. This TV show provoked fierce reactions due to its negative effects on the children and the young people, and...

Female farmer from North Macedonia: Young women farmers need favorable conditions and financial support to become equal

Zhivka Gjurchinovska is a woman who has no problem driving a tractor. She is a diligent farmer and a mother of three. They live in the village of Tumchevishte, in the Gostivar area in the northwestern part of North Macedonia. Gjurchinovska has been a farmer...

Rusino landfill still pollutes city of Gostivar, its citizens request waste selection and recycling to start [Photo gallery]

Located 10 km from the center of the city of Gostivar, in the west of the Republic of North Macedonia, is one of the largest landfills in the country. One rainy October day, the journalistic team from Meta.mk and Portalb.mk, visited the Rusino landfill...

Threats for animal rights activist in North Macedonia who alarmed about lion cub smuggling

Animal rights activist Tina Mickovska revealed that she is receiving death threats after she publicly denounced the trend of posting photographs of the lion cub Simba on the social networks by users from North Macedonia and called the authorities to act. On her Facebook profile...

Simba came to Kumanovo… Is there wildlife trafficking in North Macedonia?

Photos and videos of men and women, and even children, posing with a lion cub, have been appearing frequently on the social networks in the past few days. This trend of taking shots with a lion cub, no older than three months, in expensive...

Urban railway vital for Skopje to ease pressure from urbanization and congestion

One of the primary and instant solutions to ease the pressure from the "concretization" of the central areas of metropolitan cities in the developed countries is the development of fast, cheap, high-capacity and safe means of mass transportation of people from the city centers...

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...

Analysis: In the IT sector in North Macedonia, the gap between men and women almost non-existent

Unlike other industrial sectors in the Macedonian economy, the IT sector stands out as the one where the gap between men and women is almost non-existent. In some industries, such as digital marketing, the ratio is 55.56% percent women versus 44.44% percent men. Over the...

Macedonian Railways having difficulties with maintenance of the Chinese trains, timetable barely functional

Although this summer the train between Skopje and Prishtina and the express trains for Belgrade and Thessaloniki didn't travel, the RNM's railway company can barely maintain the current timetable with only 15 planned departures from the Skopje Train Station. During the summer, the passenger...

In North Macedonia 12 000 infected with the new coronavirus so far, new outbreak expected in autumn (Infographic)

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in North Macedonia surpassed 12 000. From the first case that was registered about five months ago, up to date, the number of deceased people is 530. However, in the last few weeks, the daily graph...

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....

Fake news and (self) regulation in the focus of the electoral manifestos of VMRO-DPMNE and SDSM

The media and the self-regulation, the threats and lawsuits that the journalists face, the fake news, media literacy, and the financial support for the media are all present in the electoral manifestos of two of the biggest political parties that will be participating in...