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Debate on digitization: There is a basis for fully electronic services, but much remains to be done

For fully digital services for the citizens, it is necessary to provide the proper technical and personnel solutions, to adopt additional legal changes and bylaws, and although now the basis for digitalization is laid, much remains to be done for its successful completion and for it to become a real service to the citizens that will make their lives...

Discussion about 5G: The advantages are enormous, the dangers, so far, lie only in the conspiracy theories

All the  scientific studies that were conducted or are underway all around the world including the measurements in the places where this technology is implemented, including the measurements during the tests conducted in Skopje, show that 5G technology has no proven adverse effect on people's health or the living environment. It is always good to be cautious, to question...

Decisions in municipalities in North Macedonia still made by men, number of women in leadership positions too small

Out of 751 leadership positions in 17 municipalities that were analyzed throughout North Macedonia, 553 of them were held by men, while 198 were held by women. The research, part of the "Gender Analysis of Leadership Positions and Municipality Programs 2020/2021," shows that the decisions made on municipality levels are being made by men. This was the conclusion that...

The Euro-integrations will provide strong institutions instead of strong leaders

Until 10 years ago, in Croatia, no one was asking how will the politicians travel to the World Cup and who will pay for their tickets for the matches. This is what everyone is interested in today. The people have developed a higher sense for corruption, for responsibility, for the rule of law, stressed the Croatian Ambassador Danijela Barishic...

Vodno pipeline work halted, Shilegov calls for a debate on Monday

The Mayor of Skopje, Petre Shilegov, has said that from today all work related activities on the Vodno pipeline have been halted. All such work will cease until the dialogue and debating process regarding the pipeline have been completed. He called on the representatives of the competent state bodies, as well as the representatives of the civic associations to...

Trajcevski: The portals do not need to regulate, but only to register

It is impossible to regulate internet portals, said Zoran Trajcevski, the director of the Agency for Audio and Audiovisual media services( AAVMU) on today’s public meeting, on which he presented the activities for the fourth quarter with a focus on media monitoring for the local elections. "It is not about regulation, but mostly about registration and notification. We think that...

The debate on the new national cyber security strategy begins

The Ministry for Information Society and Administration, Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Interior- together drafted a working version of the National Strategy for Cyber Security of the Republic of Macedonia. The debate already started in electronic form, by giving proposals, recommendations and commentaries at the electronic address cyber_security@mioa.gov.mk and tomorrow the first public event of this process...

VMRO-DPMNE: There will be long-term consequences if the Law on Languages is passed without a debate

The violent adoption of the unconstitutional law on bilingualism and the possible deprivation of the parliamentary right to an amendment debate, is a serious blow to democracy and a precedent, which in the future may have long-term consequences, says VMRO-DPMNE in a press release. VMRO-DPMNE say that there was no discussion in regards to this law and added that the...

The debate about the new public prosecutor has ended, the voting will happen next Friday

The Parliament has ended the debate for the appointment of the new state public prosecutor, but it didn’t vote for the appointment of Ljubomir Joveski for this function. The President of the Parliament, Talat Xhaferri postponed the voting for next week i.e. as he said, it shall be before the start of the session for the budget for 2018,...

The debate about the amendments has ended and the budget is returned at the government from where it will be sent to the Parliament

The Committee on Finance and Budget has completed the amendment discussion about the draft-budget for 2018. Today's debate was the third continuation of the 12th session that began on the 27th of November, and the Committee's debate about the draft-bill, that was re-scheduled several times and postponed as well, in order to be finished on the 8th day out...

Two amendments by VMRO-DPMNE were accepted at the Committee’s budget debate

During the debate about the draft-budget for 2018, the MPs have accepted two amendments submitted by VMRO-DPMNE who didn't participate in the today's debate while 8 eight were rejected. The accepted amendments contain a modified text and refer to subventions for pellet stoves and the TIR zone in Kumanovo. According to SDSM's MP, Jovan Mitrevski, the acceptance of these...

With 70 votes in favor, The Parliament passes a bill for a minimum wage of 12.000 denars

With 70 votes in favor and none against or neutral, the Parliament has voted the changes of the draft-law for increasing the minimum wage with which the payment of the minimum wage in the amount of 12.000 denars will start. Over 30 MPs have reported for a debate, and the discussion was full of mutual accusations between the ruling...

The debate on the Law on Languages has begun, VMRO-DPMNE accused DUI for blackmailing SDSM

At the beginning of the debate at the plenary session in Parliament regarding the draft law on the use of languages, the MP from VMRO-DPMNE, Ilija Dimovski, accused DUI that with this law blackmailed SDSM before the local elections scheduled for October 15th. “The Law on Languages is facing the local elections and represents a political blackmail by DUI to...

Parliamentary debate on the announcement for a new Attorney General will continue on Wednesday

Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, at 18:00 pm, interupted the session after the debate concerning the item on the Government’s proposal to post an advertisment for appointing a new Attorney General, after the dismissal of Marko Zvrlevski. The next continuation of the session, Xhaferi scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 am, because tomorrow he will attend the International Scientific Conference “The Balkans...

Half-empty hall, remarks and counter-remarks on the continuation of the debate regarding Zvrlevski

The eighth continuation of the parliamentary debate regarding the dismissal of Attorney General, Marko Zvrlevski, has begun and has been developing with the same pattern of remarks and counter-remarks between the MPs of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE and on procedural remarks. Today, at the beginning of the continuation of the session, VMRO-DPMNE’s MP, Ilija Dimovski asked the Parliament Speaker to suspend...

Alagjozovski: It’s not just expensive to demolish, but also to maintain the structures of “Skopje 2014”

The maintenance of the structures of the “Skopje 2014” project is just as expensive as their demolition, and accordingly, the basic assumption when the construction of this project began, that as a project it would save the Government money for rent, has been confuted, said the Minister of Culture, Robert Alagjozovski, at today's debate on the future of  the...

The Constitutional Court decided to open a session on whether UBK can wiretap without a court order

At today's session, the Constitutional Court passed a decision to initiate a procedure to determine the constitutionality of Article 175 of the Law on Electronic Communications. The majority of the judges at the session expressed doubt that the way the Law was regulated, through articles 168 and the disputable article 175, UBK and the Ministry of the Interior were...

Veljanovski schedules the continuation of Parliament’s constitutive session for next Tuesday

By congratulating the upcoming Easter Holidays to the citizens of Macedonia, Parliament Speaker, Trajko Veljanoski scheduled the next constitutive session for Tuesday (18th of April) starting at 11:00am. Even at the 12th continuation of the constitutive session, MPs stood by their party positions and discussed the Tirana platform, the Law for the use of languages, the Ohrid Framework Agreement and...

Zaev: Experts are against changing national symbols, banknotes and uniforms

Bank notes are used throughout the whole country, and writing in another language on them, apart from Macedonian goes against the Constitution”, said the leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev while answering a reporter's question after the presentation of the new government's program. This, said Zaev, was the position of constitutional experts the party had consulted. This also applies for police...

On Monday, DUI will decide whether it shall enter into the new government or it will support a minority government

DUI’s Central Presidency will hold a debate today between two options, one for taking part in the new government, and the other for support of a minority government, said DUI’s spokesperson, Bujar Osmani. He said that the most important obstacle – the Law for the use of languages – was surpassed and that stance was adjusted between DUI and...