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The parties became holders of public information, but remained insufficiently transparent

Three years after being covered by the Law on Free Access to Public Information, which made them holders of public information related to their financial operations, political parties are still not at a satisfactory level of transparency in terms of revenue and expenditure. However, it is considered a good start to increase their accountability to citizens, which is their...

Openness Index: Government of North Macedonia first, Parliament third in Western Balkans

According to the latest Openness Index, which ranked four countries from the Western Balkans - North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. their governments and parliaments, the Government of North Macedonia was ranked first on the list, while the country's Parliament was ranked third. The evaluation of the state of good governance of the parliaments and the executive...

Metamorphosis Foundation’s research: Average openness of municipalities in North Macedonia in 2021 was 25%

In North Macedonia there are municipalities that have two official websites or have a website which is not registered with the gov.mk domain. On the other hand, the websites of some municipalities, like the municipality of Saraj, aren't meeting the cyber security standards. Even 12 of the country's local self-government units didn't publish their budgets on their official websites....

Metamorphosis Foundation: Openness not priority for municipalities in North Macedonia

Only 10 municipalities in North Macedonia have published civil budgets, while the local self-government units are meeting only a modest 27% of the indicators in the sub-domain of financial transparency. The municipalities aren't publishing data about salaries of officials and the salaries of the members of their councils. This is just a small part of the results of the research...

Sanjay Pradhan: Building partnership between citizens and government is of particular significance during the COVID-pandemic

Sanjay Pradhan, the Chief Executive Officer of the Open Government Partnership - OGP, addressed yesterday the Government of North Macedonia's session. For the past 10 years, North Macedonia has been a part of this initiative and has implemented four Action Plans with the assistance of the civil sector. Pradhan explained that OGP's goal is to secure that the governments...

The POINT Conference starts with a discussion about the elections in the Balkans during the pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leading regional annual conference about political responsibility and new technologies - POINT is returning with a new, online format: POINT Talks. Today, the 5th of February 2021,, starting at 15h, the first of series of events will take place i.e. the online panel discussion on the subject of "Elections during the pandemic: Case...

Working group holds first meeting for the preparation of the Transparency Strategy

The Metamorphosis Foundation, for Internet and Society, Macedonia and the Minister without Portfolio for Communications, Transparency and Accountability in the Government, Robert Popovski, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that will provide support for the creation and implementation of the Strategy for Transparency of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia. Today. the first meeting was held of the working...

New “secret services” (NSA) will inform the public through its website

The new "secret service", the National Security Agency, will have a website to inform the public, proposes a bill for this government body that is currently in parliamentary procedure. The National Security Agency, an independent government agency, is expected to replace the current Security and Counter-Intelligence Directorate, which is part of the Ministry of Interior, within the framework of the...

Cost of ministers’ expenses from state institution buffets to be made public

The current Government plans not only to publish the full adopted agenda of Government sessions, but to publish materials and records from the sessions, said Robert Popovski, the minister without portfolio in charge of communications, accountability and transparency, at today's meeting with representatives from the media and non-governmental organizations, where they discussed current policies and processes related to the...

The US Embassy has offered the Judicial Council assistance from US experts regarding the reforms

The President of the Judicial Council had a meeting yesterday with the representatives of the US Embassy, David Stephenson, the chief of the political and the economic sector, and with John T. McNeil - a legal counselor. At the meeting, as informs the Council, was discussed the way of electing judges, including the responsibility of all subjects in the judiciary,...

The Government has opened its sessions – the agenda and the minutes are available on the Internet

Starting from today, the general public will have an opportunity to see the agendas and the conclusions from all sessions of the Government on its official web page. This was announced by the Government this afternoon on its Twitter profile. The web page has a new window - "Government sessions" that features a table with dates, agenda and the minuteс and...

Karadzovski: The Excessive Transparency About the Conditions Are Ruining the Court’s Reputation

The excessive transparency and leaking information to the media about the conditions in the judiciary are ruining the court’s reputation, announced today the president of the Panel of Judges, Zoran   Karadzovski, after today’s session where, among other subjects, the members of the Panel discussed the occurrences and the scandals at the Basic Court Skopje I. Karazovski did not announce the...

Institutions closed and the public cut off from decision-making

There are many tools and mechanisms that citizens and civil society organizations can use to participate and where they can contribute to good governance, however, people do not use them because they do not know that they exist, and they are not given enough time to use them to their full advantage. This was the conclusion after a discussion...

US Embassy: Why is the session at the Constitutional Court closed?

With the hashtag "Question of the Day", the Embassy of the United States today on "Twitter" asked "Why would the Constitutional Court close today’s session? Transparency is key to any institution. " This message was also tweeted via the British Ambassador to Macedonia Charles Garret on his Twitter. Today the Constitutional Court of Macedonia at the session, which began just after...