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Subsidies for energy efficiency in the amount of 764.000 EUR planned for next year

North Macedonia's Ministry of Economy's budget for 2021 will be 826 million MKD or 13.4 million EUR, and 190 million MKD (3 million EUR) are planned for various subsidies, informed the Minister of Economy  Kreshnik Nekteshi in a press conference, when he presented the Ministry of Economy's draft-budget for the next year. He said that for part of the subsidies...

The draft-budget for 2021 plans 2.2 million EUR for the gas pipeline network in North Macedonia

Ministry of Economy's draft-budget for 2021, plans 140 million MKD (2.2 million EUR) for the construction of the gas pipeline network in North Macedonia. AD NER plans to provide the assets through an emission of securities through a private placement, said today the Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi during the press conference when he informed about ministry's budget. Beksteshi said that...

The government of North Macedonia singles out 54 million MKD to reward the health workers

With the budget review, the Government of North Macedonia will single out 54 million MKD to reward the health workers that are treating the patients infected with COVID-19, informed the Health Ministry. "The funds will be given to employees at COVID centers in Skopje and the hospitals in the other cities across the country. These 54 million are part of...

Macedonian Ministry of Information Society and Administration approves the new systematization for additional 460 job positions at MRT

Last week, the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) approved the new systematization of job positions at the Macedonian Radio Television (MRT), proposed by MRT's Program Council. The Program Council's Vice President, Vedat Memedalija, said that the new systematization was signed by MISA's State Secretary, Adem Avziu and it plans an increase of new employees in the public...

Charges against four employees of the Secret Police for embezzlement of 824,000 euros for “special purposes”

The Basic Public Prosecutors Office for Prosecution of Organized Crime and Corruption announced that it ended its investigation that started in March this year and filed an indictment for four employees of the Directorate for Security and Counterintelligence (UBK), i.e the Secret Police. According to the prosecutors, the four persons in the period of 25th of January to 30th of...

Tevdovski: The budget is in excellent condition and income is according to plan

The budget has enough funds to implement all the projects, said the Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski. This was announced after the Ministry of Finance signed the agreement with the World Bank. “The income is according to plan. Payment is going well. The rebalancing of the budget is done only if it is necessary. The situation is monitored and when there...

International evaluation of the pollution prevention measures: The budget is inappropriate and there is no control over the measures

The industry is the biggest polluter in Macedonia, states the Joint Audit Report about the air quality EUROSAI - European Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, and then this is followed by the pollution caused by household heating and smaller companies while cars are ranked as middle-rank polluters, and the waste, the agriculture and other factors are ranked as...

Law on Use of Languages will cost a lot and requires a lot of work

With the Law on the Use of Languages published in the "Official Gazette", it comes into effect immediately, however, the implementation will cause direct and indirect financial implications in regards to the state budget and local self-government units. The law stipulates that all institutions in the country, namely, the executive, legislative and judicial authorities, will provide Albanian translations in their...

TOP 5 greatest manipulations in 2018 regarding Macedonian membership in NATO

  The aspirations of Republic of Macedonia for NATO membership are an effort and top strategic priority since the country independence.  They are a constant subject to manipulations in the public in the endless struggle between the two largest political parties in the country (SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE), and by other smaller “actors” on the political scene (Edinstvena Makedonija, Levica and...

Shekjerinska: For the second year the defense budget has been increasing and it will be 135 euros in 2019

The Minister of Defense, Radmila Shekjerinska, at today's press conference elaborated the defense budget for 2019, which after a 10 year fall, for the second year has been increasing and this year it will be 135 million euros. "Last year, the budget was increased for 15% and the increase for 2019 compared to the rebalanced budget for 2018...

Government accepts 8 amendments from the commission hearing on the budget

At its 100th session, on the proposal of the Ministry of Finance, the Government reviewed and adopted the amendments to the budget re-balance for 2018 which was proposed at a commission hearing in Parliament. "The eight amendments from the Government session were accepted as an addition to the proposal for amendments to the budget for 2018, and the new, integral...

Most of OTA budget to be spent on salaries and allowances

From the beginning of the month, the Operational-Technical Agency (OTA), which will function as an independent state body, will oversee the monitoring of communications by the competent state bodies, i.e. it will provide technical link between operators and the authorized bodies, without the possibility of activating or conducting the recording of the communications received. With the budget re-balance, which is currently...

Re-balance to reduce budget resources for NATO integration

The government, with the budget re-balance for 2018, plans to reduce defense spending in the Ministry of Defense planned for NATO integration. in the expenditures section of the Ministry of Defense for the 2018 budget, 935 million were envisaged for security and defense promotion, namely, the integration into NATO, and with the re-balance this item has been reduced to...

The formation of the OTA is still a financial enigma

In regards to the question of how much will it cost for the establishment of the Operational-Technical Agency (OTA), the new body that will manage the wiretapping equipment in the country, the relevant institutions have kicked the ball into another court. Today, Parliament voted for Zoran Angelovski as director of the OTA, but it seems that nobody knows how much...

The referendum will cost 3.5 million euros

The decision adopted in Parliament on Wednesday adopted for the redistribution of funds between budget users, which provides 3.5 million for the implementation of the name referendum is to be held on September 30. The Ministry of Finance says that the redistribution reduces smaller sums from larger budget users and allocates 210.4 million denars for the implementation of the referendum. According...

MRT’s annual budget to be increased by three million euros

The parliamentary Committee on Transport and Communications today accepted the proposal for re-balancing the budget for Macedonian Radio Television, and as a result, the public broadcaster will receive nearly three million euros on its account for this year. In 2018, MRT was originally meant to receive 700 million denars, and with the budget re-balancing, this amount will increase by 186...

Todorovic returns the first 433,000 euros from “Skopje 2014”

The Financial Police Department have filed criminal charges with the Basic Public Prosecutor's Office Skopje, against former mayor of the Municipality Center, Vladimir Todorovic, and individuals M.T. a former secretary and D.R., an employee in the Sector for managing state land and environment protection in the Centre Municipality. It is believed that they committed a criminal offense by abusing...

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...

Cost of ministers’ expenses from state institution buffets to be made public

The current Government plans not only to publish the full adopted agenda of Government sessions, but to publish materials and records from the sessions, said Robert Popovski, the minister without portfolio in charge of communications, accountability and transparency, at today's meeting with representatives from the media and non-governmental organizations, where they discussed current policies and processes related to the...

Šekerinska: Stoltenberg’s visit is a message itself

The NATO Secretary General's visit to Macedonia, Jens Stoltenberg is a message in itself, said Minister of Defense Radmila Šekerinska on the occasion of Stoltenberg's visit to Macedonia on Wednesday and Thursday. “This means that in the past six months, we managed to bring Macedonia back to the Euro-Atlantic path and managed to neutralize all the bad news, which have...