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Air polution, climate change, and renewable energy sources on top of new government’s environmental agenda

Intensive greenification and change of the means of heating the institutions and homes, as one of the urgent responses to air pollution; then, appropriate waste treatment and new transport policies with a stress on subventions for ecological vehicles and bikes, are some of the Government's main environmental goals in its program for the period 2020-2024. The historical problematic hotspots, such...

We swear upon the Basel Convention but we are checking dangerous waste with a naked eye

None of the authorized state institutions have so far replied to open suspicions expressed by environmental activists that the country is importing dangerous waste that afterward is part of the air pollution in different ways. Due to a lack of accredited state laboratory that would analyse the content of the waste materials that are now imported as raw materials...

The government’s measures for fighting pollution entered into force this morning

Due to the measured high concentrations of hazardous particles above 200 micrograms at two measuring stations, the government's measures for fighting pollution will enter into force, announced the government's spokesperson Mile Boshnjakovski at today's press conference. Boshnjakovski announced that the measures have entered into force this morning at 9.30h. Among other things, the measures include days off for pregnant...

Russian Embassy answers US Embassy: “Turkish Stream” is the solution to the pollution

A “Turkish Stream” is the Russian Embassy’s answer to Macedonia’a problem with pollution, after the US Embassy posted on “Twitter” and “Facebook” if anyone had any ideas for cleaner air in Macedonia. The US Ambassador to Macedonia, yesterday posted on Twitter and Facebook whether anyone had any good ideas for cleaner air in Macedonia. #AirPollution in Skopje was so thick today,...

VMRO-DPMNE: The citizens are suffocating while Shilegov and SDSM couldn’t care less

Skopje is suffocating, and Petre Shilegov and SDS' government couldn't care less. The level of pollution in the last few days has reached unseen heights, said VMRO-DPMNE's press release. "While the citizens are suffocating everyday in the polluted and the hazardous air, for Petre Shilegov this looks like a reality show. Until two months ago, the very same Shilegov...

Makraduli: Coal heating will be banned by 2020

Coal heating in Macedonia will be banned, stressed the Deputy Minister of Environment and Physical Planning, Jani Makraduli, who participated at the World Climate Conference in Bonn. He said that this measure is part of the Macedonian efforts to protect the environment and the fight against climate change, that are caused by enormous emissions of CO2 gasses into the atmosphere....

We want clean air, not a panoramic wheel and bohemian streets, say eco-activists

The introduction of a special traffic regime for vehicles, free public transportation all winter, more inspections, a penalty of 10 years imprisonment for destruction of any kind of vegetation, stop all projects like the Panoramic wheel, bohemian streets and styrofoam facades, and the re-direction of finances for the treatment of people that are sick due to air-pollution. These are...

Masks for preventing polluted air – Most sought after New Year’s gifts

Air pollution has increased the demand for protection masks at pharmacies and stores that are specialized for its sale. The price ranges from 200 to 899 denars and the ones that are most sought after are the ones with coal which filter the air and prevent PM10 particles. "The masks contains coal and costs 899 denars, but at the moment...

In the past few days, Skopje has been polluted 20 times more than the permitted level

In the past few days, all measuring stations in Skopje ,Tetovo, Bitola and Kumanovo are consistently showing extremely high levels of air pollution. This morning, in the municipalities of Skopje, the Centre, Lisice, Gazi Baba and the measuring station at the Rectory, all showed very high levels of carcinogen PM10 particles. At the measuring station in Karpos, the pollution...

The Rain Temporarily Decreased the Pollution

The high level of pollution in the air in the last two months was decreased as a result of the rain falls and the wind. Almost all of the Ministry for environment’s measure stations are indicating a lower presence of cancerous PM10-pparticles and PM 2,5-particles. The only station that is indicating a middle level of pollution is the one in...

City of Skopje: Do not open your windows, it’s polluted!

To prevent air pollution, the City of Skopje is urging citizens to use public transport, and not to use their vehicles unless necessary. Also, instead of one person per car, the public should consider travelling together in vehicles, to avoid congestion. The City of Skopje is appealing to the public to reduce their movement outdoors, and only travel if necessary....

This morning the highest pollution rates were in Skopje’s Centre, Bitola and Tetovo

The Ministry of Environmental and Physical Planning's measuring stations in the capital's centre, Bitola and Tetovo showed extremely high levels of air pollution. In Lisiche, Gazi Baba, the University Rectory, Kicevo and Veles, measuring stations showed very high concentrations of the carcinogenic particle PM10. This morning high levels of pollution were found in Miladinovce, Kocani and Kavadarci. In Tetovo this morning,...

“Come out for some Air”: If the Government does not take necessary measures in the next 5 days we will take radical action

Environmental associations and organizations, five days before the deadline they gave the authorities to address the problem over the enormous air pollution, are not optimistic that the authorities will be apply measures which were proposed to them. Until now, none of the measure have been implemented which were proposed by environmental organizations at the protest on December 28 before the...

“Come out for some air!”: The protests will not stop until action is taken about the air

Today's protest at 17 o'clock will be held before Government, called "Come out for some air!" Twenty NGO's from all aroud Macedonia will participate. The organizations that are protesting against air pollution in Macedonia believe it is good that the government has finally taken notice regarding the alarming air pollution which affects the whole population, but it is unfortunate that...

Protest “Come out for some air” will be held on Monday before the Government building

More environmental organizations on Monday, at 17:00, before the Government building under the slogan "Come out for some air" are organizing a protest against the enormous air pollution. "It's time, the air we breathe takes our breath and our lives. We have no time to wait, disease and death are stalking us, our families and our children! Enough! We got...

Citizens demand: We want clean air here and now

Several hundred citizens gathered with posts and banners with the words "I think, therefore I breathe", "Stop Smog Now", "Do you have a plan,?" "I want Santa to bring me some air" at noon gathered in front of the premises of the City of Skopje to protest against air pollution. The gathered citizens have told authorities they wanted "fresh...

The people of Skopje will protest against air pollution

After mass protests in Tetovo, the people of Skopje have decided to protest against the enormous air pollution and are calling for the authorities to take concrete measures to solve it. The protest, under the motto "We can't breathe" will start tomorrow at 12 am in front of the premises of the City of Skopje. At the protest the people...

Nurseries and schools out for an early break in Tetovo due to high levels of pollution

Due to of the extreme level of air pollution, the Municipality of Tetovo has decided to stop teaching in nurseries, primary and secondary schools. This decision was made after a meeting with the management of educational institutions. Education will be stopped until the end of the first half term. This decision was made after students boycotted and protested classes due...

SDSM: Citizens today are breathing poison instead of air

The Citizens of Macedonia today are breathing in poison instead of air, SDSM said accusingly in a statement. "The measuring stations have consistently shown large amounts of air pollution in Macedonia. According to official data from monitoring stations air pollution in Skopje, it is almost 10 times over the limit. In Bitola and Tetovo PM10 particles are at a striking...

Wild waste dump is poisoning the people of Tetovo

The people of Tetovo living near the waste dump where garbage has congested the city, react that in the evening fire can be seen as the landfill of waste is being set on fire. They point out that it spreads smoke across the city, which contributes to the air pollution which is already extremely bad. “It's been set alight, sometimes...