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River Vardar, abused as a dump site, is a source of diseases – Can we rescue it by 2026?

It is in the fourth category of bacteriological pollution, while in terms of chemical pollution it might easily stand between the fourth and fifth category. These are the sad results of the examinations of the quality of the water in Vardar River in the...

North Macedonia has a rich railway heritage, but it has no museum nor interest to preserve it (GALLERY)

The Day of the Macedonian Railway Workers was symbolically celebrated this year on the 9th of April. On this day in 1873, the railway traffic was first established between Skopje and Thessaloniki. 147 years since the beginning of the railways in this country, Macedonia,...

Through the tolls we pay for the loans, interests and commissions for the motorways (video + infographic)

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Despite the fact that the Macedonians have the lowest salaries in Europe, they still pay very expensive tolls. The compensation for one kilometer by car is 2,6 denars, and the adoption of the new toll price in 2014 was justified by VMRO-DPMNE, which claimed...

The rise and fall of the railroad – train travel in the last three decades has decreased by 12 times (video)

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The expressions of immense happiness when we await someone close, the goodbyes said through tears with those that are traveling far away, sending people in the army or to studies abroad, the kisses, the hugs, the laughter, cannot be seen anymore at the platforms...

The long and thorny road to the amendment of the Constitution (infographic)

Changing the Constitution through constitutional amendments is not an easy or simple process. The proposer of the amendments, in this case the Government, needs a two-thirds majority in two instances. Once at the opening of the Constitution and then at the closing of the...

Judges do not recognize media portals in cases of defamation and insult

Аppeals are being rejected with the explanation that “ the portal does not have passive legitimation” in the Primary Court Skopje 2 Skopje for cases of defamation and insult of which the one side is a journalist that works in the on-line media. According...

MTV is on life support, has weak video signal and the secondary audio programming is nowhere near implementation

Instead of building a bridge of reconciliation, the Macedonian Radio Television has built lingual walls between its viewers as high as the building itself. Milena Atanasovska - Manasieva - PINA The programmes aired by the Albanian, Turkish, Vlach and other communities in the country do not...

The SPO filed 17 indictments but the “Thaler” case will have to wait

Today, the Special Prosecutor's Office filed 17 indictments for 18 cases, against 94 individuals and 7 legal entities, stated the chief Special Prosecutor, Katica Janeva, adding that solid evidence has been provided for all the cases. She noted that the time-frame for investigations and enquiries...

Stormy political week: Hahn in Government, Zaev and Gruevski in court, SPO’s mandate expires

Next week, from beginning to end, will be extremely busy with a crowded agenda of events, which are of interest to the public, and the outcome will show how the processes are important for the country, and how they will unfold in the future. The...

SOS: An unregistered NGO, GONGO or PONGO?

"Stop Operation Soros" (SOS), was introduced to the public on January the 17th, whose only declared members so far, are historian Nikola Srbov, who often appears in the media as a "political analyst" and journalists Cvetin Chilimanov and Nenad Mirchevski, who received various descriptions...

March, April, May or June: When exactly does Janeva and the SPO’s mandate expire?

Special Public Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her team have about six months left (until June 4 or June 30!) for opening investigations and filing charges in cases related to the "bombs" released by SDSM, namely from the illegally recorded communications. This is because of...

Seats and numbers of MPs in an independent Macedonia – A historical and graphic review

Yesterday, the VMRO-DPMNE leader Nikola Gruevski, received a fifth mandate from President Gjorge Ivanov, to form a government with parliamentary figure of 51 MPs in the home of legislature. This it not the first time a candidate party who won the elections with a...

Visualization: VMRO-DPMNE wins 51 seats, while SDSM wins 49 seats

According to the preliminary results from Macedonia State Election Commission for yesterday’s early parliamentary elections,VMRO-DPMNE won two seats more than SDSM. The President of the SEC, Aleksandar Chichakovski, said that according to the preliminary results, VMRO-DPMNE won 51 seats, SDSM 49 seats, DUI 10 the...

80.000 extra ballots printed for test purposes

Printing house "Kiro Dandaro" who are officially printing the ballots for the parliamentary elections scheduled for December 11, on Saturday afternoon, printed 80,000 extra ballots to test the printing equipment , "Meta" has discovered from several sources who wish to remain anonymous. According to some...

How did camera’s record Spasov, and not the “Monster” case, Mladenov and Neshkovski?

Even though the investigation into the events of last Friday evening put additional Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Dime Spasov into the spotlight, today, more questions have arisen over whether the cameras from the so-called project “Safe City” are operational on the...

Zaev Ready For TV-Duel While Gruevski Is Still Thinking

The debate on economic policies between the Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski and additional Deputy Minister of Finance, Kire Naumov, from September 16 and yesterday  (October 6, 2016) between Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski and additional deputy Minister, Oliver Andonov, despite all its weaknesses, it...

A Macedonian Phenomenon: No-one Knows (or won’t say) If and When the Government Holds Sessions

The Macedonian people have little idea if and when the Government meets, and what they ultimately decide when they do get together for these sessions. We very rarely see statements such as: "At today’s Government session, it was decided...”, or “Today Government members discussed...”,...

What do the foreigners expect from the elections and after them?

Holding elections does not mean that necessary reform process in Macedonia has ended, these were the categorical statements by representatives of the international community, which were directly or indirectly involved in brokering the Pržino Agreement and its sequel reached on July 20 this year. Mainly,...

The “Political and Media Circus” is a Daily Scene in Front of Laura Kövesi’s Romanian SPO

The Special Prosecutor’s Office are conducting a “political and media circus”, said Silvana Boneva on Monday, a VMRO-DPMNE representative, who sits on the State Election Commission (SEC) while she was leaving the SPO building. Boneva alluded to news crews who were waiting outside the...

Carriers expanded lines while the SPO investigates the “Transporter” case (Part 2)

As reported yesterday by "Meta" (part 1 of the journalistic investigation into the "Transporter" case, which you can read here). The Special Public Prosecution has new evidence in the “Transporter” case regarding the transportation facilities in which the prime suspect is the Mayor of Bitola...