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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...

Gruevski: The Government is leading a political smear campaign and I will not show up at court

The former Prime Minister and VMRO-DPMNE's party leader, Nikola Gruevski announced at today's press conference that he will not appear at the Appeal court tomorrow and during the trial at the "Tank" case neither his attorneys will attend, because, the decision was already decided politically. Gruevski accused the government that it leads a political prosecution against him and while...

Mancevski: Digitalization overcomes the gender differences and recognizes skills only

Digitalization creates equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, because the Internet recognizes only skills, knowledge and capabilities, said Minister of Information Society and Administration, Damjan Mancevski at the first conference of its kind "The Digital Age and Women", which took place today at the "Marriott" hotel. The main topic of the conference was the role and significance of digital...

The Government will dismiss Jason Miko from the position of honorary consul

On the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government is expected to dismiss Jason Miko from the position of Honorary Consul of Macedonia in Tucson, Arizona, USA, to which he was appointed in 2013, BIRN learns. His engagement with VMRO-DPMNE's government included consulting services for which he was paid from the state budget. BIRN came across two agreements...

Poll: The media in Macedonia is prone to corruption and dependent on politics

The media in Macedonia is dependent on political influences and are corrupted as well. This is the perception of the citizens that were questioned as part of the "Balcan barometer 2017" - a survey of public opinion in Southeastern Europe, that has been carried out by the Regional Council for Cooperation - an operative body of the countries in...

The Gender Equality Platform calls for more women to participate in local elections

The Gender Equality Platform calls on candidates for the local elections to commit to gender balance. They recall that in 1996 and 2009, no woman was elected mayor, and in the last local elections, in 2013, 19 mayors more were elected rather than female mayors (76 men versus four women). "Despite the declarative efforts, we remind that in the composition of...

Gruevski’s New Year greeting wishes for political stability for the crisis to end

We in Macedonia and the world went through a difficult and turbulent year, but despite the political crisis, it is good that we have preserved economic stability, says the president of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, in his New Year’s greeting to the public. “All of us and the economy need political stability. That kind of political stability will ensure even more...

Gruevski: The SPO are Zaev’s Magical Goldfish

The work of the Special Public Prosecution is a political calculation, said the former Prime Minister and leader of the VMRO-DPMNE Nikola Gruevski, in an interview with the Serbian newspaper “Politika”. “I am even being accused of wanting to leave the country. The SPO should be independent, but now they are fulfilling Zoran Zaev’s wishes like a magic goldfish. His...

Berisha: Federalization of Macedonia is the only chance to solve the inter-ethnic crisis

The former President and Prime Minister of Albania Sali Berisha claims that federalization of Macedonia is the only chance of solving the inter-ethnic crisis. Berisha said for newspaper Gazeta 55 that for there to be stable peace in Macedonia there has to be guaranteed a high regional autonomy from the type seen in countries of the West, such as federalization...

Calm before a storm in the political life in Macedonia?

Bombs, protests, arrests, police action in Kumanovo, resignations, gatherings, setting up camps, leadership meetings, negotiations in Brussels...The past few weeks have been full of political developments. Everything happened with great speed, but suddenly stopped. Opposition SDSM put the "bombs" on hold. Civil movement "I protest" doesn’t holds protests, but meetings at the shell in City Park for several days now. Negotiations between SDSM...