NEWS OF THE DAY
Justice and Defence most transparent, Transparency Index published
The active transparency of the ministries, government and municipalities in 2021 is 63 percent and has increased by 5 percentile points compared to last year, shows the ranking of the institutions according to the Index of Active Transparency prepared by the Center for Civil Communications.
For the first time, two institutions, in particular the Ministry of Defence and the Municipality of Karpos, have maximum 100 percent transparency, that is, they publish all anticipated information.
STATEMENT OF THE DAY Nikolovski at a special session of the UN on fight against corruption: Corruption and crime know no boundaries, we must be united in the commitments, build a better world for all of us
“The fight against corruption is a key priority within the government framework “Action 21”, and that is a result of our strong determination for introducing a system that generates and delivers justice, rule of law, and order. Our political will and efforts for preventing corruption are clear and unambiguous. Through the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, as well as through the Government Plan for Fight against Corruption, we are creating a society in which there will be no room for corruption, a society in which the rights and protection of human rights of every citizen are respected. And that is our investment in the future, for a better life and for a prosperous country with strong institutions. Corruption and crime know no boundaries, we must be united in the commitments we undertake of the United Nations General Assembly, and which are conveyed across the entire world. This is a joint investment, with which we will build a better world for all of us”, outlined Deputy Prime Minister Nikolovski in a video address at the special session of the General Assembly of the United Nations against corruption – 2021, here countries signatories to the UN Convention Against Corruption are participating.w
DUEL Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today said that he is prepared for a duel with the opposition, pointing out that it is very important to commit to the issues that were agreed at the last leaders’ meeting. There, as he said, we have agreed serious matters that carry obligations.
Economy As of May 31, 2021, a total of 181 employers who have received financial support from the state for February and March have not paid salaries to their employees. Of these, 157 have not paid salaries for one month, while 24 for both months.
Responsibility The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia demands, in addition to fines, also imprisonment up to one year for employers who will not pay salaries to their employees, even though they have received subsidies from the state.
Coalitions Prime Minister and leader of SDSM Zoran Zaev today did not reply to the question as to whether his party and DUI will run at the local elections with a joint candidate for mayor, following information in the public after yesterday’s statement of DUI leader Ali Ahmeti given in Lipkovo that on June 5 he will come out with a “platform that will initially be debatable and with big debates as was debated for the first Albanian Prime Minister”.
Vaccines In coordination with the European Commission, Greece will send 20 000 doses of vaccines each to North Macedonia and Albania, confirmed Greek government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni.
Justice By presenting material evidence proposed by the defence, today in the Basic Criminal Court in Skopje, the trial for the non-governmental organization “Internationals Union” continued, where in addition to Bojan Jovanovski, four more people are accused.
Security Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski today asked by journalists whether the MOI is taking any measures regarding the announcement for the forming of a political party “Republika Ilirida”, was decisive that regarding the monitoring of situations relating to radicalism or extremism there are services that work not only in the MOI, but also in the Agency for National Security.
European perspectives in Kumanovo
CIVIL’s team today was in Kumanovo at a working meeting and interviews with Mayor Maksim Dimitrievski and representatives of civil society on the topic “Participation in policy making, strengthening public awareness and promotion of European values, multiculturalism and non-discrimination at the local level”.
CIVIL tomorrow in Veles with a workshop on European values and multiculture at the local level
CIVIL is organizing a workshop on the topic “Participation in policy making, strengthening public awareness and promotion of European values, multiculturalism and non-discrimination at the local level” in Veles, in the Municipal hall, on June 4 (Friday), starting at 1.00 pm.
Excerpts from CIVIL’s public event “Can We Together?”
“When you already do acting, and when we get to know different people with different habits, different from ourselves, from positive sides to negative, because sometimes we will play virgins, but sometimes we will also play killers, so we need to also understand the killers. That is when I understand that in the core, all people are the same, right when I prepare for the roles, and that we all have a past behind us that makes us behave in a certain way. And we come to this that acting actually teaches me every day to respect diversity. I experience the world through acting”, said actress Vladanka Dimkovska at CIVIL’s public event on the topic “Can We Together?”.
“In these past 5 years I have been an active student in psychotherapy and that helps me to honestly understand the things I did before and that came naturally, now a theoretical background is given to them, in order to support that and to see what exactly is happening. When we talk about multiculturalism, non-discrimination, about accepting diversity, about living all together from a psychological point of view, it can be seen as a need for contact”, said activist Lisa Bauti Shaqiri at CIVIL’s public even “Can We Together?”.
translation: N. Cvetkovska