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Only two women were appointed as rectors of state universities in North Macedonia

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The results from the research conducted by Portalb.mk about the percentage of women rectors at state universities in North Macedonia are disappointing. Namely, out of 53 rectors at public universities, only 2 were women. The NGOs and the experts are alarmed about this issue, while the state bodies are trying to justify this. Only the universities of "St Cyril and...

Plastic bags sales in North Macedonia garnered €720,0000, the money will be used for waste selection

The sale of the biodegradable plastic bags in North Macedonia in just four months – from the 1st of December 2021 to the end of March 2022 brought MKD44.7 million, or over €720,000, to the state’s coffers, says the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MEPP) for Meta.mk. The calculations and the payments by the retailers from the plastic...

From the 1st of July, households in North Macedonia will be able to sell their surplus electricity from the photovoltaics

Starting from the 1st of July, households and the companies in North Macedonia that are producing electricity from renewable sources of energy's facilities will be able to sell their surplus production on the market. The Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi signed the amendments and the changes of the Rulebook for renewable sources of energy. This means that the physical persons...

Over 400,000 used vehicles imported in North Macedonia since 2009, still no ban of sub-EURO 5 ones

No decision has been made so far to amend the regulation on the imports of used cars in North Macedonia, that will ban the import of vehicles below the EURO 5 gas emissions standard. This is the reply that Meta.mk received from the Ministry of Economy and the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia (RNM) regarding our question...

We are complaining in vain that the waste is poisoning us if we are preventing the building of modern landfills

The postponement of the building of regional landfills in the country is only to the detriment of the people and the living environment. Apart from polluting the soil, water, and air, the existing municipality landfills are of limited capacity and one day they will reach their full capacity. On the other hand, the regional landfills that would be built...

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...

The research about media reforms conducted by Metamorphosis shows small achievements despite high expectations

The situation with the media in the reformatory sector have been stopped midway and the media in Macedonia are facing with another entrapment like we had in the period-2015/16С due to the danger of depending on public assets. This was stated in the latest research about one of the key conditions that were set by the EU for the...

European Commission confirms Macedonia should start the EU accession negotiations

The European Commission (EC) adopted the mini report about Macedonia and Albania that confirms Macedonia's confirmation for starting the accession negotiations with the EU. The Commission stresses that Macedonia has strengthened its efforts and has delivered tangible and sustainable results from key areas identified in the Council of EU's conclusions dated from June 2018. The EC greeted the passing...

Macedonian Prime Minister Spasovski meets with French Ambassador Thimonier: The government will focus on providing favorable conditions for fair trials and continuation of reforms

Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski has met today with the French Ambassador Christian Thimonier and during the meeting hopes were expressed that the interim government will focus on providing fair and democratic elections and it is expected to continue with the reformatory processes. "The government will be working at full speed. We are dedicated to advancing all possible segments. Our...

Apart from half of state institutions, state directors will be appointed by a committee instead of the Government

A committee instead of the Government will be appointing high ranking managers in institutions by selecting candidates -professionals. But this will not be happening in all of the public sector. The changes, along with the prescribed disciplinary responsibility for managers, is planned as part of the draft law for high-ranking managing service, that the Government has adopted during its...

Pendarovski: Now is not the time for disappointment, but to reunite and implement serious reforms

In his address to the nation, President Stevo Pendarovski said that now is not the time for disappointments and for minor political points because the country wasn't approved a date for starting the accession negotiations, but now is the time to unite in order to accomplish the goals. He stated that he has summoned the leaders of the biggest...

Mickoski calls for elections and urgent reforms

The non-approval of a starting date is bad and unpleasant news for Macedonia. We have to be aware that the country is entering into a state of disappointment and all of this is a consequence of wrong policies that were conducted in the last few years. This was stated today by VMRO-DPMNE's party leader Hristijan Mickoski. "I will agree that the...

Van Rompuy: Finish the reforms and we shall accept you with open arms

Herman Van Rompuy, the first President Emeritus of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Belgium and current Chairman of the Board of the College of Europe in Bruges, in an interview for the European Western Balkans even though he says that he openly supports the start of the accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania, he warns that the...

AJM: The 1TV case is the last alarm for urgent media reforms

The recent happenings with the detention of Bojan Jovanovski, manager of the 1TV is causing serious doubt of serious misuse by individuals of the media for personal gain, states the Association of Journalists (AJM). "This development of the events related to 1TV represent a blow over the reputation of the professional journalism, and if there is no appropriate...

Atanasov’s resignation is causing dilemmas: What happened to the education reforms?

The resignation of the Deputy- Minister of Education and Science Petar Atanasov has raised new issues that have to be analyzed - why are the education reforms stagnating and why hasn't anything been put into practice that was expected and promised in the past period? Atanasov says that the main priorities in education for achieving higher quality haven't been met...

General Gjurchinovski: ARM will restructure in its new formation in the next 10 years

The army's transformation process into its new formation structure will last 10 years announced the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Vasko Gjurchinovski. ARM's transformation was announced in the Strategic defense overview that was made last year, and Gjurchinovski expects the President and Supreme COmmander Stevo Pendarovski to determine the new structure and formation of the army soon, that will encompass...

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...

With the announced reform, Spasovski will hand down a part of his authorizations to Nikolovski

With the announced reform of the security-intelligence system in Macedonia, a big part of the authorizations that the Minister of Interior (currently that is Oliver Spasovski) has had will be handed over to the Director of the newly formed Agency for internal intelligence which founding has contributed to the abolishing the Administration for Security and Counter-Intelligence (whose current director...

Zaev: The threshold for the progressive taxes was chosen carefully and we will not withdraw

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, regarding the progressive tax, announced today at the Government that he will not back down since certain appeasements were already made once. -We made our appeasement. From 1000 euros we made an appeasement to 1500 euros. I will stress once again that we have active workers or a number of people who receive wages between...

This week the European Parliament votes on whether to-save the internet or kill it

This week, on September 12, the European Parliament is going to vote on a bill that threatens to irreparably damage the Internet as we know it. Under the guise of copyright reform, there are are a number of “reforms” that are going to cripple fundamental rights online. One of them is Article 11 of the bill, which it was desired...