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Institutions use the interoperability platform “as they wish”, citizens wander around counters [infographic]

Institutions in the RNM communicate very little with each other through the Interoperability Platform, which is intended for the exchange of data through electronic systems, with the aim of more efficient and faster provision of services. The data provided by Portalb.mk show that, in...

The parties became holders of public information, but remained insufficiently transparent

Three years after being covered by the Law on Free Access to Public Information, which made them holders of public information related to their financial operations, political parties are still not at a satisfactory level of transparency in terms of revenue and expenditure. However,...

Josifovska-Danilovska: Without a digital identity there is no continuation of the digital transformation of public services

Digital identity is very important to discuss in the digital age because without digital identity we will not be able to continue with the digital transformation of public services. Estonia’s road to digitization is a good example to follow and master in the local...

The Montenegrin authorities are sending Simba, the lion cub that “hiked” around Budva, to the Netherlands

The Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro informed that after a five-month stay in the country, the lion cub Simba is leaving first to the Netherlands, and when it grows stronger there, will depart for the huge sanctuary operated by Four Paws in Africa. The vehicle...

North Macedonia can hardly manage attracting foreign investments with substandard roads

The amount of investments and the interest by the foreign companies to work in North Macedonia depends directly on the development of the road and railroad infrastructure. North Macedonia is falling behind the countries in the region regarding the foreign investments and the condition...

The number of the illiterates in North Macedonia decreases, but the gender gap in the category same as two decades ago

The number of illiterate people in North Macedonia is 18,897, show the numbers from the third set of the 2021 census data that was published by the State Statistical Office (SSO) at the start of this month. According to the census that was carried...

From the 1st of July, households in North Macedonia will be able to sell their surplus electricity from the photovoltaics

Starting from the 1st of July, households and the companies in North Macedonia that are producing electricity from renewable sources of energy's facilities will be able to sell their surplus production on the market. The Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi signed the amendments and...

Bostanie Cooperative Garden in capital of North Macedonia teaches young people gardening

In the Novo Lisiche Park, at the outskirts of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, 50-some enthusiasts for the second consecutive year have been working in the Bostanie Cooperative Garden. The enthusiasts, including, of course, young people, through training and workshops, can learn gardening...

The Ukrainians in North Macedonia protested, reminding of the atrocities committed in their home country

The Association of the Ukrainians in Macedonia "Lesya Ukrainka" organized on Sunday a peaceful protest in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, against the Russian aggression on Ukraine. The protest started at noon at children's playground behind the Universal Hall and ended in front...

Car ownership in North Macedonia rose to record high – 66.8% of households reported owning a car in 2021

Safeguarding the environment through the fight against climate change and air pollution in the cities throughout North Macedonia is something that exists only in theory. In reality, the data provided by the State Statistical Office - SSO show that unlike any period before, the...

“Evolution – Torres Strait Masks” exhibition opens at Mala Stanica Gallery in Skopje

The international traveling exhibition by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre in cooperation with the National Museum of Australia, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Embassy in Belgrade, was opened on the 8th of June at the National Gallery of...

Meta.mk’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief Blazhevski on young people’s emigration from North Macedonia: We have strategies, their implementation is lacking

We should do more in North Macedonia if we want to lower the number of young people that are fleeing the country. I think we don't have problems when it comes to creating strategies for solving this problem, but the implementation has been lacking,...

Portalb.mk’s Editor-in-Chief Zylbeari: Fight against disinformation expands, we can counteract disinformation with coordinated actions

As fact-checkers, we have faced many attacks in our work, but that is our routine challenge. I wouldn't like to forecast how the war against the disinformation will end, I just see it as a hybrid war and it will step up. However, with...

Truthmeter’s Editor-in-Chief Petreski: Western Balkans a target of foreign disinformation campaigns; we are working on revealing them

The malign influences which utilize disinformation spreads in the Western Balkans have a regional nature, and, as a result, one disinformation is crossing the border from one country to another and then it returns to the country of origin in a very degenerated form,...

Jashari: Moscow the source of the Euroscepticism campaign in North Macedonia

One of the fake news campaigns in North Macedonia is aiming to increase the skepticism among the citizens regarding the European Union, said the Metamorphosis Foundation's Director Bardhyl Jashari in "Click Plus" on TV 21. In the show he spoke about the ways the...

Investigators silent on the attacks on media workers, female journalists are the most common target

Three verbal attacks on women journalists in 2021 come from political figures. It speaks a lot about the low culture of public communication in the relationship between a holder of public office and a journalist, but it also speaks about the fact that holders...

Disinformation is a security problem, we should start working together to prevent consequences

The disinformation poses a threat to North Macedonia's security and all the factors in the society must work together to prevent the consequences. This, among other things, was said at the "Solutions and Next Steps - Recommendations for Joint Action" session of the "Dealing...

People in North Macedonia aware about disinformation, but counteracting this evil requires great efforts

The main actors in the process of counteracting the effects of the disinformation should be the institutions that are tasked with the creation of media policies, but also the media outlets and the journalists. Still, a systematic approach, with participation of several other factors...

Metamorphosis Foundation conference: Disinformation can contribute to destabilization of North Macedonia

The disinformation is directed against our Euro-Atlantic orientation; in particular, since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, North Macedonia is target of disinformation whose aim is to incite anti-Western sentiments among the citizens of North Macedonia and to promulgate hazy alternatives for...

Young people in North Macedonia wait for appointment at psychologist’s office for two months

The primary and secondary school pupils, but also the undergraduate students in North Macedonia, should have access to free counseling centers, where they will be able to discuss their problems and talk freely about everything which is bothering them. This is the conclusion from...