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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...

The bus transportation in North Macedonia, burdened by problems already, gets the nail in the coffin by the coronavirus! (Multimedia)

An empty waiting room with few people quickly purchasing their tickets at the ticket officer and hastily heading out towards the platforms. This is the picture that can be seen at the Skopje Bus Station these days. The usual crowd is gone and the platforms...

Car-Free Day marked symbolically, the motorization rate is growing continuously in Macedonia (infographic)

The Car Free Day which is celebrated on the 22nd of September, this year as always is marked with symbolical events from state institutions and municipalities nationwide. As a rule, the officials use this day to photograph themselves as they go on foot to...

Even after seven years of building, no one knows when the first train will run on the Kumanovo – Beljakovce railway line

On the 2nd of March 2014, with much ado, in front of numerous TV cameras, the reconstruction of the railway line Kumanovo - Beljakovce started, as the first phase of the project for the construction of the railway line to Bulgaria. The start of...

43.928 offences of the face masks protective measure were registered in North Macedonia this summer

The police officers have registered 43.928 offences of the mandatory face masks wearing measures in the cities throughout the country. During the summer period i.e. during June, July, and August, the biggest number of those offences (20.026) were registered in June, almost twice less...

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...

Still no combined train – urban public transportation passes and the unlicensed taxis reap the benefits (Infographic)

Фото: Борче Поповски
There is still no action by the authorities towards the introduction of a combined travel pass for both trains and public transportation, that would be used by citizens who travel everyday between Skopje and the nearby cities such as Veles, Kumanovo, and Tetovo. The...

We travel mostly by car and public transport, we use buses and trains less and less (infographic)

In the past three decades, the traveling habits of the Macedonian nationals have changed significantly. The data provided by the State Statistical Bureau of North Macedonia show that car and taxi transportation have had become the main means of transportation through the years. In 2018,...

Final unofficial results by North Macedonia’s SEC – SDSM with 2 MP seats more than VMRO-DPMNE

The president of the State Election Commission (SEC) of North Macedonia, Oliver Derkoski, at the public meeting of the SEC, held about 22 hours after the end of the voting process in the early parliamentary elections in North Macedonia, tonight announced the final unofficial...

Unofficial results by SEC: SDSM – 46 seats, VMRO-DPMNE – 44, DUI – 15, the Alliance – 12, Levica – 2, and DPA – 1 (INFOGRAPHIC)

According to unofficial results by the State Election Commission (SEC), in the early parliamentary elections that took place yesterday, the "Mozheme" (We Can) coalition, led by SDSM and Besa won 46 MP seats in the parliament of North Macedonia and is followed by the...