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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...

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...

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...

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...

Air in the capital of NMacedonia more polluted in February and March than same period last year

The measures taken by state and local authorities to lower the air pollution in Skopje are obviously not enough. The data provided by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning - MEPP's air pollution monitoring stations in the capital of North Macedonia indicate that...

Everyone is talking about air pollution, but hardly anyone uses electric vehicles

Car usage in North Macedonia is on constant rise, while people's interest in using public transportation in urban settings is in huge decline, causing decline of numbers of passengers in the intercity trains and buses. The rate of the motorization in 2019 has reached...

Due to COVID-19 crisis, public transportation in Skopje last year with 30 million passengers less

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drop of the number of passengers that used the public transportation in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, reaching a historic low. Last year, "JSP Skopje" (Public Enterprise for Transportation) buses and the buses of the private transportation...

This autumn the air in Skopje much more polluted compared to this spring, during the curfew

The air pollution in Skopje was far lower during spring this year, during the  lockdown, compared to this autumn. The movement restrictions that limited the traffic in Skopje and the industrial production have contributed to cleaner air during March and April compared to October...

Investigative article: RNM’s Portal for e-Services is semi-functional, citizens possess the equipment, but do not receive information (II)

"More commitment by all state institutions is needed to exploit the full potential of the e-portal. The COVID-19 crisis has proved the importance of digitalising the public administration and strengthening the provision of online services to citizens and businesses through the e-portal "- was...

North Macedonia produces enormous quantities of waste and has problems collecting it [infographic]

Year after year we are producing more and more communal waste, and almost one-third of the waste we produce loses its trail. According to the evaluations provided by the State Statistical Bureau, 915.943 tons of communal waste was produced last year in North Macedonia....

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...

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...