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Tender procedure for construction of regional landfill in Mechkuevci in North Macedonia started

The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia explained for Meta.mk that the tender procedure for the selection of a company that will be building the regional landfill and the six waste transfer stations in the Eastern and the Northeastern Planning region...

North Macedonia: Government’s Plan for Fight against Corruption adopted, digitization of the registers part of it

The Government of North Macedonia in today's session adopted the Plan for Fight against Corruption, whose implementation was elaborated in a press-conference by the Prime minister Zoran Zaev and the Deputy Prime minister Ljupco Nikolovski. The Anti-corruption Plan includes a group of measures and...

Instead of building new railroad track with “slavery” loan from China, North Macedonia must reconstruct the current railroads

Bigger investments in the reconstruction of the railroad tracks in North Macedonia, meeting the deadlines for the reconstruction projects and raising the maximum travel speed to 120 km/h on the railroad track between Tabanovce and Gevgelija. If these goals are not reached by the...

Environmentalists to Zaev: Government not aware of the impact of implementation of the Green Energy Scenario

Civil organizations "Eko-Svest" and "Front 21/42" appealed to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev to change his stance that the small hydro power plants are the most environmentally friendly sources of energy. The environmentalists are worried that, in a situation of a...

North Macedonia authorities far from accomplishing the idea of a completely electric vehicle fleet

The news about the complete replacement of the entire US federal government fleet with new electric vehicles was generaly overlooked in North Macedonia. In order to meet the climate agenda of the new US government, American President Joe Biden decided to replace almost 650.000...

The Green Scenario and the investments in renewable energy remain North Macedonia’s strategic priorities in the energy sector

The fulfilment of the Green Scenario, part of the Strategy for Energy Development of the Republic of North Macedonia until 2040, is definitely the most favored option for the country's energy future. At the same time, replacing coal with gas and other renewable energy...

The Park & Ride terminals for solving the parking issue in Skopje will wait for the new Master Plan

The building of passenger transportation terminals in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, will have to wait for the new Master Urban Plan for 2022-2032. The popular Park & Ride terminals were promised a decade ago, but until today, the entrance terminals in Skopje...

UNESCO requests the idea for a marina in Lake Ohrid to be abandoned for good

UNESCO's draft report about the condition of Lake Ohrid's natural and cultural heritage is causing waves not only among the public in Ohrid, but also among the wider public in North Macedonia and incited reactions from the local self-government as well. The report has already...

Poll: People aware they are the biggest polluters of the waters, but unaware how to protect them

42% of the respondents in the poll conducted by the Institute for Communication Studies as part of the "Clear Waters" campaign consider themselves the biggest polluters of the waters in Macedonia. One third of the respondents, or 33%, consider that the processing industry is...

Paper Mill company fined €20 000 for PM10 emissions, inspectors on offensive

The State Environmental Inspectorate of North Macedonia fined the company Paper Mill from Kochani €20 000 and tasked it to install a filter in a period of two months to prevent the air pollution with PM10 particles from its smokestacks. The municipality of Tetovo...

Eruption of COVID-19 cases in the Balkans, the countries in the region are imposing restrictions again (Infographic)

Europe is again the hotspot of the infections with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The Balkan peninsula is especially affected by the new outbreak of infections. The curves of the graphics in all countries in the region move upwards, something that...

Still no regional landfills in North Macedonia, European Commission criticizes, Government seeks funds

North Macedonia was again criticized in the Report of the European Commission on the country's progress towards the EU, i.e. that the laws for waste management are still not adopted. Eight regional landfills are planned for North Macedonia, with the intent to overcome the problem...

COVID-19 decreases income from motorway tolls in North Macedonia by €4.3 million in the third quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the income from the motorway tolls collected by North Macedonia's Public Enterprise for State Roads. Between July and September this year a total of €9 790 479 was collected, informed the PE for State Roads. During...

The Government of North Macedonia will continue subsidizing Wizz Air after the flights resume

The Government of North Macedonia will continue with the financial support for Wiz Air for establishing new flights from both Macedonian airports as soon as the low budget airline resumes the flights in accordance with the conditions and statutes planned by the Agreement for...

EU is offering money for railroads, North Macedonia’s government opts for roads

The European Commission in its Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans concerning North Macedonia  stresses that it will finance building of new railroad infrastructure and reconstruction of the existing one. In the financial package in the amount of €9 billion that will...

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...

Agreement for issuing a building permit by the municipality of Gostivar for the reconstruction of Rusino landfill

The Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Naser Nuredini, received the representatives of the civic initiative "Stop Rusino" and the Mayor of the Municipality of Gostivar Arben Taravari. The meeting was also attended by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and representatives of...

Environmentalists in North Macedonia dedicate the International Day of Rivers to the fight against micro hydropower plants at Leshnica

The International Day of Rivers, which is marked each year during the last week of September, will be dedicated this year to the effortsfor saving the rivers at Shar Mountain from the micro hydropower plants. Two days ago, environmentalists, civic associations, hiking associations, local...

Air polution, climate change, and renewable energy sources on top of new government’s environmental agenda

Intensive greenification and change of the means of heating the institutions and homes, as one of the urgent responses to air pollution; then, appropriate waste treatment and new transport policies with a stress on subventions for ecological vehicles and bikes, are some of the...

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...