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Truthmeter.mk: Agency for management of confiscated property operates at half capacity

The Agency employs 45 people, half of whom are security guards. According to the systematization, there should be 75 employees. Thousands of vehicles are awaiting court rulings. The value of the confiscated property is an indicator of the (non)functioning of the anti-corruption system, writes Truthmeter.mk We republish below Truthmeter's article under our syndication agreement:   Author: Goran Lefkov   If one wishes to determine...

Truthmeter.mk: Public Prosecutor’s Office operates with only a third of the planned staff

Budget cuts, lack of resources, and lack of staff ultimately result poorly in the fight against corruption. The Public Prosecutor’s Office should play a leading role in the fight against corruption, but, unfortunately, this is a major obstacle in North Macedonia, writes Truthmeter.mk. Meta.mk republishes the story in its entirety below:   Author: Goran Lefkov The insufficient number of professional associates and other...

Freedom House rates North Macedonia as partly free country

In company with Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Hungary, North Macedonia in Freedom House's report "Freedom in the World 2021" has been rated a partly free country. With its 66 points out of a potential 100 during 2021, the country saw little improvement compared to last year, when Freedom House has marked the political rights and civil freedoms with...

Macedonian Government demands insight into all criminal charges and corruption and money laundering reports from the past 2 years

In its 43rd session, the Government of North Macedonia analyzed and adopted the Information about the undertakend activities for the regular use of the System for collecting and processing statistical data about prevention and repression of corruption and money laundering, says the official press release. "The Government ordered the Interior Ministry, the Interior Ministry - Bureau of Public Security, the...

Deputy Prime Minister Nikolovski announces he will request Lidija Dimova’s resignation

The Deputy Prime Minister in charge of fighting corruption and crime, Ljupcho Nikolovski announced yesterday that he will request a dismissal of the Director of the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, Lidija Dimova after recent media reporting in North Macedonia about alleged abuse of funds. "Director Lidija Dimova considers she shouldn't resign, but I think otherwise. At...

Anti-corruption reforms: The sole progress was acchieved by SCPC and civil society organizations

The work of the new composition of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the commitment of several civil society organizations and the prospects of the new Law on Public Prosecution are the only lights in the tunnel of the reform achievements of North Macedonia in the field of anti-corruption and the fight against organized crime in 2019 and early 2020. This is the...

MISA’s State Secretary Jahi Jahija has been arrested

The State Secretary at the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA), Jahi Jahija from Kumanovo was arrested today because he is suspected of abusing his position and authority. Unofficially, he is charged with taking a bribe for approving a tender and for the misuse of European IPA funds. At the moment, the MOI's sector for fighting organized crime and corruption...

“Metamophosis”: The Direct Assignment of the Public Money to the Media Leads to Control of the Media

Within its commitments for free, independent and professional media, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet and Society deems that the media should not be directly and financially aided by the state. The aid ought to come in other forms such as lowering the tax rates and lifting the journalist employment fees and it ought to be for the purpose of quality...

Kremlin disinformation should be opposed with accuracy

Brian Whitmore, senior researcher and Director of the Russian Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a research institute dedicated to Eastern, Central European and Russian Studies, held a virtual lecture, which could be followed in four cities across Eastern Europe: Bucharest, Kiev, Podgorica and Skopje for dealing with disinformation that originated in the Kremlin, as a...

Anti-corruption and compromises – mission impossible

Establishment of entirely new integrity system centrally and locally; increase of the severity of the infringement policy in the main anti-corruption law and amendment to the existing law on protection of whistleblowers are just some of the recommendations that have arisen as conclusions from the research conducted by Metamorphosis Foundation which addressed the topic of Anti-corruption and Fight against...

Macedonia’s Corruption Perception Index slightly improves

This year, Macedonia gained two more points in the Corruption Perception Index, according to the annual analysis that was published by Transparency International this morning. This year, the country was rated 37 on a scale of 100, where the higher the index, the lower the level of coruption. Last year, Macedonia had an index of 35. This year, the country shares 93rd place...

Public Prosecution has received 66 amnesty request

The Public Prosecution announced that it has received 66 amnesty requests that were lodged in accordance with the Law on amnesty on part of the Basic Court Skopje I. "The Basic Public Prosecution (OJO) for pursuing organized crime and corruption has received 29 requests out of which 12 received a positive outcome. The Basic Public Prosecution received 37 requests for...

Transparency International still measuring corruption under VMRO-DPMNE rule

In the speech delivered during the third protest of VMRO-DPMNE (12 December 2018) in front of the building of the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for the party members and fans, the party’s president Hristijan Mickoski made the following manipulative and untruthful statement, "Vistinomer" analyses. They’d say they have been reforming the judiciary. 112th country according to Transparency International....

Anti-Corruption Commission not working for 7,5 months while Parliament debates new law

The Anti-Corruption Commission, the key state body for the prevention of corruption and conflict of interests, has not been working for seven and a half months, since last March when the president, Igor Tanturovski resigned, and from 2 April members were "sent" on vacation indefinitely. The Parliamentary Committee on Political System and Inter-Community Relations held a public debate today on...

Agreements on public procurement will be published on e-nabavki.gov.mk

In order to increase transparency and accountability regarding public procurement, from now on, the public procurement electronic system (ESJN) will feature the assigned agreements, and the public will have an insight into the agreements themselves, reports the Ministry of Finance. “The agreements will be available within the notifications for a concluded procurement. After the procurement have been completed, the agreements...

GRECO: Macedonia has made no progress in preventing corruption among MPs and judges

In its Second Compliance report, published today, GRECO (Group of States against Corruption), an organization which operates within the Council of Europe said that "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has not made significant progress in implementing anti-corruption recommendations among members of parliament, judges and prosecutors. " The Compliance Report was made according to the Situation Report with additional information...

Transparency International: Macedonia is at the lowest position since the existence of the Corruption Transparency Index

Macedonia is ranked on the 107th position in the Index for the perception of corruption in 2017 by Transparency International (IT) which sees the country's position to have fallen for 17 slots compared to the previous year and is the worst result for the country since the index's existence, stressed Transparency International- Macedonia. There was a reaction by VMRO-DPMNE...

Žbogar: The lost time to be compensated with a greater dedication to the reforms

The lost time to be compensated through a stronger dedication of the government and the public administration towards the current reforms and with a greater inclusion of the citizens in the process of reforms. Everyone bears the responsibility for the country's advancement, said the Head of the EU's delegation in Skopje, Samuel Žbogar. Regarding the acceptance of the Action...

After Zaev, SDSM said that everyone will face responsibility for corruption

After Prime Minister and President of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, addressed the public yesterday, and said that that everyone would face responsability for corrupt behavior, his party sent out the same message. "The fight against corruption and the rule of law are our top values and priorities for SDSM. Everyone in public office has a responsibility to the citizens. The competent...

Zaev: Nobody will be exempt from the responsibility of corruption

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, in his speech to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, said that corruptive action is a serious threat to the economy and the overall development of Macedonia. He said that the fight against this evil is a commitment that this government took over, but he also urges citizens to participate in this fight in dealing with...