NEWS OF THE DAY: Code of Ethical Conduct for Officials has been signed, Ljupco Nikolovski appointed as responsible for its implementation
Members of the government signed the Code of Ethical Conduct for Officials today, with which all deputy ministers, directors, and public officials appointed by the government commit to accepting the Code, for the purpose of ensuring respect for the constitutionality, legality, professional integrity, efficiency, loyalty, responsibility, and transparency of the government and all government institutions. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev pointed out at today’s government session that the signature means their consent to all the highest ethical principles for protection of human rights and freedoms in performing their functions and duties within the framework of the Constitution, the laws, and international agreements ratified in accordance to the Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia.
STATEMENT OF THE DAY: Delevski, secondary school professor: Online teaching is an opportunity for a collective change of the educational process
“Online teaching is a challenge and a reassessment of the education models. It is a challenge because of its newness and the multifaceted simplification of the transfer of knowledge, where the reassessment is also because of the different work conditions of both the teachers and students and because of the additional need of creative solutions and applicability of the teaching material. Online teaching has an opportunity to be not just a replacement, but rather rebirth of education, but only if we are persistent in the initial period and the results are maintained in the long – term– as a vision of the future and as an opportunity for improvements in the educational system on the built system” says professor Delevski.
CIVIL, as part of the Green Caravan activities, today held a workshop in Gevgelia, at the National Theater in Gevgelia (House of Culture).
Biljana Jordanovska from CIVIL was moderator of the workshop, with President of CIVIL Xhabir Deralla presenting the project. In the presence of the media, Mayor of the Municipality of Gevgelia Sasho Pockov and the President of the Council, Todor Ristov spoke on the topic green values, social justice and antinationalism.
“The slogan under which I ran in the 2017 local elections was “Modern, European and Green Gevgelia”. A large part of the capital infrastructure projects leads towards Gevgelia being a green municipality. With our current activities we also pay much attention to the greenery. I want to send a message of a positive practice in Gevgelia: many issues regarding the opening of mines and factories that could be major polluters of Gevgelia have been rejected at the session of the Municipal Council, in transparent procedures in cooperation with the citizens. The ultimate message is that we hear the citizens, the non-governmental organizations and everything we do is in the direction of making Gevgelia modern, European and green”, said Sasho Pockov, Mayor of Gevgelia in a joint statement for the media with the team of Green CIVIL.
CIVIL is organizing a panel discussion on the topic “Discrimination and employment in the public and private sector” tomorrow (Wednesday), September 30, at City Park Hotel, starting at 12.00 noon.
Employment discrimination is a frequent topic in the media and in the public communication. Insufficient understanding and frequent politicization of the topic related to employment imposes the need of a broader public discussion with arguments from multiple aspects by all stakeholders.
The panel discussion anticipates the participation of Jovana Trencevska, Head of the Department for Gender Equality, Sector for Equal Opportunities at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Professor Mirjana Najcevska, human rights expert, Visar Ademi, economics expert, Lisa Bauta Shaqiri, author and lawyer and Ramush Muarem – Cirko, journalist. At the beginning of the panel discussion, Xhabir Deralla will present CIVIL’s views and initial recommendations on this topic.
The Judicial Council at today’s session unanimously proposed judge Dobrila Kacarska for the new judge of the Constitutional Court.
Former Prime Minister in exile Nikola Gruevski was sentenced to a year and a half in prison, while former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski received a suspended sentence of one year for inciting violence in front of the Municipality of Center in June 2013.
The Minister of Science and Education Mila Carovska, Mayor of Gazi Baba Borce Georgievski and President of SONK Jakim Nedelkov, visited the municipal primary schools “Dane Krapchev” and “Krste Misirkov” today.
The Mayor of the City of Skopje Petre Shilegov says that the institution he leads continues with activities on removing the illegal constructions which are under its competence and are part of the Skopje 2014 project.
The projections we have to the end of the year are that in the last quarter there will be recovery, which if we successfully overcome, we will be able to enter a post Covid period with a good foundation for development and stabilization, said today Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Issues, Fatmir Bytyqi.
The State Audit Office has concluded that in the Special Prosecutor’s Office, the amount of paid compensations for 2015 exceeds the amount of the paid funds for the basic salary per person.
Within the framework of the Transport Center in Skopje, today the first square for bicycles was opened – Bicycle Square.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska