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WHY IS IT (NOT) SO?: Myths and disinformation about the Comprehensive sexual education in North Macedonia

Sexual education in schools is one of the most discussed topics in North Macedonia. Until recently in the country, just the word “sex” was considered taboo. Adolescence is a period in life when people go through big physical, psychological, emotional and personality changes, that demand some kind of guidance to help young people understand the changes they are experiencing....

Organic food production in North Macedonia is underdeveloped, young people should be educated on healthy food

Organic food production in North Macedonia is constantly decreasing, although the demand for organic products is growing from year to year. According to the data of the State Statistical Office, in the last decade, the areas dedicated for organic production have been steadily decreasing. Not once have they surpassed one percent of the overall agricultural area in the country,...

The young aren’t a priority for the municipalities – the implementation of the Law on youth participation in North Macedonia insufficient

Expired deadlines and complacent municipalities - this is how the implementation of the Law on youth participation and youth policies in North Macedonia can be described in brief. Only 12% of the municipalities in North Macedonia have formed local youth councils, although they were obliged by law to do it by January 2021. Eleven municipalities established an office for the...

North Macedonia, facing extreme air pollution, does not have a state laboratory to measure it

The Central Environmental Laboratory will not be ready to monitor the quality of the air the citizens of North Macedonia will breathe this coming winter. Although quite recently the minister of environment, Naser Nuredini, announced that the country is facing a difficult winter, when dirty fuels will be used for the production of electricity and for heating and that...

How much will North Macedonia exploit the €9 billion Green Agenda for sustainable projects?

РЕК Битола фото: ЕСм
The economic investment plan for Western Balkan's green transition weighs €9 billion. North Macedonia is part of the Western Balkan's Green Agenda, a long-term green socioeconomic scenario that should give the region a sustainable future. This country's civic organizations are unanimous that the Green Agenda is our reality and future. It is clear that every backpedaling from the set goals...

Next school year in NMacedonia starts on the 1st of September, every following one is going to start on the 10th of September

Primary and secondary school students in North Macedonia are returning to the classrooms on the 1st of September, although there was an idea for the school year to start 10 days later, that is, on the 12th of September, confirmed for Meta.mk the Minister of Education and Science, Jeton Shaqiri. Neverhteless, as he announced, starting from the next shool year,...

Skopje lacks funds for a wider network of air pollution measuring stations and a Green Cadaster

There are no funds for a wider network of low-price air pollution measuring stations, which were supposed to be emplaced all across Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. There are no funds for the preparation of the Green Cadaster, either. With the last rebalancing of the City of Skopje's budget, that was voted in on Monday, only one proposal...

Mathematical genius Yilli Morina received full scholarship, will continue his education at international school

Yilli Morina, the 13-year-old mathematical genius from the Shuto Orizari quarter in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, who spends most of his time solving math and physics exercises and problems and tutors university students from North Macedonia and abroad, received a full scholarship and will continue his education at an international school. Meta.mk has already published his story...

Bostanie Cooperative Garden in capital of North Macedonia teaches young people gardening

In the Novo Lisiche Park, at the outskirts of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, 50-some enthusiasts for the second consecutive year have been working in the Bostanie Cooperative Garden. The enthusiasts, including, of course, young people, through training and workshops, can learn gardening and composting, how to protect and nourish the plants, but they can also plant vegetables...

Car ownership in North Macedonia rose to record high – 66.8% of households reported owning a car in 2021

Safeguarding the environment through the fight against climate change and air pollution in the cities throughout North Macedonia is something that exists only in theory. In reality, the data provided by the State Statistical Office - SSO show that unlike any period before, the number of Macedonian households owning a passenger vehicle last year has climbed to 66.8%. The analysis...

The filmgoers in North Macedonia return to the cinemas slowly, the film industry faced with big shifts

The number of filmgoers in North Macedonia last year was 170,567, shows the data provided by the State Statistical Office (SSO). In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began and a decision was made to close the cinema theaters, it contributed to a decline in the annual number of visitors compared to the pre-pandemic period. In 2021, a minor increase...

Young people in North Macedonia wait for appointment at psychologist’s office for two months

The primary and secondary school pupils, but also the undergraduate students in North Macedonia, should have access to free counseling centers, where they will be able to discuss their problems and talk freely about everything which is bothering them. This is the conclusion from the online debate that took place on the 27th of April 2022, organized by the...

Yilli Morina, 13 year-old mathematical genius from Skopje, is tutoring university students

Yilli Morina isn't a boy who is spending his time outside playing football with his friends. He is only 13 years of age, lives in the Skopje suburb of Shuto Orizari and he spends almost every moment solving math and physics exercises and problems. Unlike his peers, due to his knowledge, he is attending classes in the 8th grade...

Andrea performs at Eurovision Song Contest tonight, may become last contestant from North Macedonia

Andrea, North Macedonia's contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, will perform tonight in the second semifinal. At number 11, the song "Circles" will be performed in "PalaOlimpico" in Turin, Italy. According to the announcement and the video from the rehearsals, Andrea will perform alone. Out of today's 18 qualifiers, only 10 will be selected for the finals on Saturday....

North Macedonia: 91% of the students request psychological counseling at faculties

The need to talk more and more about mental health is increasing every day, so in the developed countries in Europe and the world, psychological support or counseling is provided for the employees at their workplace. The same has been offered by universities to their students for years by providing support and counseling from professionals. In North Macedonia, there are...

North Macedonia: Still no new law on the digital textbooks, pupils forced to use print copies only

There is not a bit of progress about the process of digitalization of the education in North Macedonia. The pupils will still study the traditional way, from print textbooks. Of course, the other option is available - if they choose so, they can study from whatever e-books are available. Even though it promised, the Ministry of Education and Science...

Only two mayors and 17% of municipalities councillors in North Macedonia are young people

„Одложено младинско учество - Локални избори 2021“
Apart from women and persons with disabilities, the young people are yet another group that in regard of the political participation, is one of the most marginalized in North Macedonia. Although a quarter of the population are young people aged up to 29, only 3% of the mayoral candidates at the local elections that took place in October were young...

Psychologists in North Macedonia confirm: COVID-19 pandemic caused various psychological problems among students

The COVID-19 pandemic has a serious impact on young people's mental health. Even though in the start the move to online learning seemed harmless, yet the long period with lack of socializing is taking its toll. Two and half months since the start of the school year with physical attendance, Meta.mk spoke with school psychologists in North Macedonia about...

Environmental tax on fuel stranded in Parliament of North Macedonia, number of diesel vehicles has risen by 160.000 in 8 years

Notwithstanding the announcements that the environmental tax on fuels will be implemented in North Macedonia from the 1st of July, until today the tax still wasn't introduced and there are no announcements that an additional rise in fuel prices will happen in the forthcoming period. Environmental tax was announced for diesel, gasoline and other petroleum products. This, reportedly, should...

Skopje Zoo’s new attraction: Baby marmoset grew big enough to pose for pictures and “groom” its parents

When it was born on the 26th of September, the pygmy marmoset baby was small as a fingernail. The employees at the Skopje Zoo said then that it is so small that it cannot even be seen on camera. Now it has grown enough to hold on to its parents, "groom" their furs and to pose in front...