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Comparative analysis: Citizen participation in Western Balkans

Under the work of the project “CSOs Networking for Better Local Democracy in the Balkans", funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and implemented by the Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN), three comparative studies were done that examine the level of citizen participation in decision-making locally within the WB6. Each of them takes an extensive analysis...

Openness Index: Government of North Macedonia first, Parliament third in Western Balkans

According to the latest Openness Index, which ranked four countries from the Western Balkans - North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. their governments and parliaments, the Government of North Macedonia was ranked first on the list, while the country's Parliament was ranked third. The evaluation of the state of good governance of the parliaments and the executive...

Sanjay Pradhan: Building partnership between citizens and government is of particular significance during the COVID-pandemic

Sanjay Pradhan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership - OGP, addressed yesterday the Government of North Macedonia's session. For the past 10 years, North Macedonia has been a part of this initiative and has implemented four Action Plans with the assistance of the civil sector. Pradhan explained that OGP's goal is to secure that the governments...

If they want to prevent corruption, state institutions must publish data in open and easily accessible format

There is no direct correlation between the openness of the institutions and their budgets. There is no correlation between the openness of the executive bodies and the openness of the ministries they are part of... This is what the results of the all-encompassing empirical research present, on the basis of the Index of Openness as part of USAID's Civic...

Zaev: I spoke to Spasovski about resigning on moral grounds, but I don’t see any shortcomings

I am convinced that if Gruevski decides to "hit back" or to use one of his phrases "to stab Macedonia in the back", he could damage Macedonia, but he can't put the security of the country at risk, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev in an interview with Deutsche Welle. "I do not think there are any implications regarding security. Macedonia does not...

Prime minister and the ministers have cut down government expenditures by more than 65%

The prime minister and the ministers have cut down government expenditures by more than 65% during the second 6 months compared to the first 6 months, shows the upgraded tool for transparency at the government's webpage. "The government's transparency is giving saving results and responsible spending. There are savings for all sorts of costs especially catering services where the...

Ivanov’s Office: We handle budget funds in a responsible and transparent manner

For the past nine years, President Gjorge Ivanov’s Office has handled budgetary funds in the most responsible, conscientious and transparent manner, said the President's Office in response to the Government's statement. "Regarding this issue, we emphasize that all public procurements by the President's Office are carried out in the most transparent manner and in accordance with all legal regulations and...

Government: President Ivanov will not say whether he accepts the Tool for Accountability

There is no response yet from the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr Gjorge Ivanov on the proposal of the Government to accept and fill in the Tool for Transparency, Accountability and Responsible Governance”, and,by neglecting that, he is refusing to inform the public about hisexpenditure, the Macedonian Government alleges. “In a letter sent on 26 May, the Minister...

Kocijanchich: It is important to establish accountability for the events on the 27th of April and everyone to act accordingly

It is important to establish accountability for the events at the Parliament on the 27th of April and we call upon all parties to act responsibly, said Maja Kocijanchich, the EU spokesperson, in a statement for Meta agency. According to her, even though the EU does not want to comment ongoing judicial procedures or investigations still it expects good...

Dimitrov revokes the confidentiality of information regarding business trips made by diplomats

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Dimitrov, has issued a resolution revoking the confidentiality of all documents related to the Foreign Minister’s business trips and for all employees of the Foreign Ministry, announced the MFA today. This means that any documents related to business trips by employees from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will again become public information meaning that the...

The US condemns attacks on MPs, and calls for an investigation and accountability

The United States strongly condemns the attacks on members of the Macedonian Parliament. “The United States strongly condemns the violent attacks on members of the Macedonian parliament which followed the election of Talat Xhaferi as Speaker of Parliament. We will work with the new Speaker to support democracy and to help Macedonia move forward on its European path. Violence has...

Without responsibility and accountability from institutions there won’t be democracy and good governance

The openness and the responsibility of the institutions are key for the democratization of the society – was the conclusion from the final conference within the project “Action SEE Visegrad” – Accountability, Technology and Institutional Openness Network Responsibility in South-East Europe called “Road to Good Governance” that was held today in organization of the Foundation for Internet and Society “Metamorphosis”. Jacek...

Plomp: There is no time to lose, we expect a pro-reform, accountable and responsible government

There is no time to lose and it is solely up to Macedonian politicians to decide the future of their country, said the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Wouter Plomp, at today's presentation of the research "Legal and budgetary implications of unjustified detainment" at the EU Info Centre in Skopje . “If you are asking me to comment on recent developments...

SDSM: There has to be accountability for the break in at “TV21”

Today the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia sharply condemned the thuggish break in at "TV21" by Nikola Gruevski's security detail, and demands that those responsible be held accountable, and those who gave the orders for such an act. "This is an act of vandalism, and it is more confirmation of the extent freedom of information and freedom of expression in...

The initiative for the impeachment of Ivanov has entered parliamentary procedure

The request for accountability of President Gjorge Ivanov which was submitted by the Parliamentary Group SDSM has been signed so far by 52 MPs, which is enough to start the procedure of impeachment. According to the parliamentary group of the opposition, the motion for the impeachment of Ivanov has been signed by MPs from the SDSM and their coalition partners,...

Ambassador Plomp: Accountability is key to resolving the political conflict

Dutch Ambassador Wouter Plomp yesterday also reacted to the decision of President Ivanov to grant amnesty and pardons to politicians. "Accountability is key for resolution of political conflict, for Przino and beyond. Impunity cannot be the answer. SPO needs full support. "Plomp wrote on Twitter. https://twitter.com/wouterplomp/status/719991484246794240 President Ivanov said yesterday in an address to the nation that the political crisis had been...

VMRO-DPMNE will present their accountability report at “Jane Sandanski” Sports Hall

The ruling party, the VMRO-DPMNE today in the sports center "Jane Sandanski" will present the most comprehensive report for accountability, things the party have realized in the past ten years, said a statement from the party. "This report contains more than 3,500 completed projects, measures and reforms, all in the interest of citizens. The report will be a kind of review...