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The crisis slowed down the import of used vehicles in North Macedonia

With the increase in oil prices, the energy crisis has led to a decrease in the import of vehicles from abroad due to the lower demand. In Macedonia, during the first 6 months of 2022, a total of 10,666 cars, trucks, and buses were...

China encroaches North Macedonia’s railroad sector [infographics]

The saying "Slow but steady wins the race" maybe is the simplest explanation of China's slow entry into the North Macedonia's railroad sector in the past several years. From the takeover of the Piraeus Port in neighboring Greece, through the purchase of locomotives and...

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 filmgoers in North Macedonia return to the cinemas slowly, the film industry faced with big shifts

The number of filmgoers in North Macedonia last year was 170,567, shows the data provided by the State Statistical Office (SSO). In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and a decision was made to close the cinema theaters, it contributed to a decline in...

Over 400,000 used vehicles imported in North Macedonia since 2009, still no ban of sub-EURO 5 ones

No decision has been made so far to amend the regulation on the imports of used cars in North Macedonia, that will ban the import of vehicles below the EURO 5 gas emissions standard. This is the reply that Meta.mk received from the Ministry...

Russia now considers all European countries – with just few exceptions – its enemies!

On the the order of the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Russian government has compiled a list of states that have allegedly "taken hostile actions against Russia, Russian companies and Russian nationals", informs the Serbian television N1. Out of this list of enemy...

North Macedonia with record mortality rate

The birth rate in North Macedonia has decreased and with lesser live births, the population is aging. The older population is predominant and, accordingly, the mortality rates in the country are on the rise. Still, in the last three years, we are seeing such...

When abroad we sign environmental agreements, but at home the destruction of forests continues

Over 10.000 hectares of forests were destroyed in the catastrophic wildfires that hit North Macedonia during this year. The situation was extremely serious during August, when the extremely bad combination of drought, a prolonged heatwave with temperatures of over 40 C and strong...

Instead of being used for the production of electricity, greenhouse gases from the farms in North Macedonia end up into the atmosphere

At the UN's Climate Change Conference (COP 26), 104 states have agreed to cut down the emissions of methane gas into the atmosphere by at least 30% by 2030. This gas is held up in the atmosphere much less than the carbon dioxide, but...

Last year, the number of vehicles passed the threshold of 500,000, the cars’ average age reaches all-time record of19,4 years

The number of registered vehicles in the country's passenger transport is on the rise and with it, the average age is also on the rise which is especially causing concern regarding the cars. In 2020, the country has for the first time in its...

Due to air pollution, Skopje’s Lisiche very dangerous to live in

The level of the air pollution in Skopje during October and November of 2021 was lower compared to the same period in 2020. Concerning the PM 10 and PM 2.5 particles during this past autumn, there is a trend of their decline, while the...

North Macedonia gets more money from taxes than it spends on protection of environment

The inflow in the central budget of North Macedonia from the environmental taxes is on the rise. In 2019, €219 084 552 were collected in the state budget i.e. a record sum of taxes was paid, compared to the previous years, shows the State...

In single decade in North Macedonia 150,000 registered vehicles more, most of them pre-owned

From 350,762 registered vehicles in 2012 up to 500,633 vehicles with North Macedonia registry plates last year! In less than a decade, the number of vehicles traversing North Macedonia's roads has increased by 150,000. What is causing a great concern is that these are...

After the horrible record of 2019, the illegal logging in North Macedonia last year partially put under control

The illegal logging in North Macedonia is a burning issue that is continuing to devastate the forest fund. Only in 2020, 19,282 cubic meters of wood were cut down illegally from the forests in North Macedonia, state the data provided by the State Statistical...

Aforestation in North Macedonia reaching record lows, there will be nothing left to fight the climate change [infographic]

The aforestation in North Macedonia has been in decline during the past decade. In 2020, new trees were planted on 569 hectares only, which is the second-lowest level in the past decade, after 20,17 when 553 hectares of land were forested, show the data...

Macedonia ranks at the bottom of Europe according to the percentage of wastewater treatment [infographic]

Macedonia, together with Serbia and Kosovo, are at the bottom of Europe according to the percentage of the population that has access at least to a secondary treatment of urban waste waters, shows the Eurostat and Macedonian State Statistical Office's data. In 2018, only...

North Macedonia: Two-thirds of human excrement still end up untreated in rivers and underground waters

In 2020, North Macedonia experienced no substantial advancement in the field of protection of the waters from the sewage. Two-thirds of the human excrement from the populated areas are still dumped in rivers and underground waters without undergoing any treatment. No major wastewater treatment...

Instead of declining, problem with lack of parking spaces in Skopje is growing

The lack of parking spaces in Skopje is becoming a chronic problem. The number of cars on the streets of the capital of North Macedonia is on the rise from year to year and this trend is not leading to opening new parking locations...

North Macedonia last year increased the drinking water consumption by the quantity used annually in the Northeastern Region

Water consumption in North Macedonia has been growing throughout the years, and last year record quantities of potable water were taken from nature by the water utilities. According to the data provided by the State Statistical Office, in 2020, the public water utilities produced...

Number of households in North Macedonia with cars twice bigger than those with bicycles

The statistics shows that the number of households that own a car is more than double the number of households with at least one bike. According to the data provided by the State Statistical Office (SSO), only 30.7% of the Macedonian households has owned...