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A tax on life for the "fate" of Independence Day

I have always said that running the health department is the most ungrateful thing in this and this country. You can be the best top surgeon-operator in the world, however the results of your "management" in the Macedonian healthcare will be catastrophic. Probably, the features in the Macedonian health system best describe the situation in which Macedonia is in the past…

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"You are not all the same", Mr. Mickoski!

What Hristijan Mickoski and VMRO-DPMNE are doing with the negative campaign towards Zoran Zaev, through announcements, press conferences, including TV duels, inevitably provokes a reaction from the citizens, by which they support the leader of SDSM. In the spirit of "what is more slander and lies, Tito (Zoki) is dear to us", the famous slogan with which…

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Local self-government is politically in the heavy category, and financially in the featherweight category

We are witnessing, especially in the run-up to the local elections, that governing municipalities is extremely politically attractive. The quality and scope of local services, as well as the way municipalities are governed, directly affect the ratings of political parties, and often, the victory in local elections heralds the winner of the parliamentary elections. Our local self-government is European…

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Elections are like the battle of Waterloo!

The meaning of the restrictions on the duration of official election campaigns in different democracies in the world comes down to several assumptions, which should ensure the integrity of the elections: to ensure the neutrality of public administration and state institutions during the campaign, to allow free access to media, to control the amount of money spent…

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Quick and slow political resignations

Political leaders, the media, and the general public would probably be more willing to understand political accountability and resignations if it did so through a conciliatory perspective. It seems worth thinking about, given that resignations and change of government in many places, as in the case of Macedonia, take place in…

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Non-paper and other of our nebulae

The non-paper that has recently emerged as someone's oil to lubricate tensions and our side in the negotiations with Bulgaria for bigger concessions in resolving the dispute, has made everyone think and upset. In the midst of our very big problems, a "demon" managed to plant a piece of paper for us and lure analysts and "gossipers" to ни

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In the firm embrace of Filipce

The theory that Zaev will wait until the end of the local elections to announce his decision whether to accept Filipce's resignation seems to be difficult to implement. Six more weeks should pass for such a thing, brother-brother, and that period would be too long not only in terms of political decency for wearing such…

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The match for Skopje

It is no secret that the capital is the "trophy" of every local election. Skopje usually determines the winner, so the political battle here has always been dramatic. What is new and a surprise in the match for Skopje? For the first time, we have two major coalitions, which have called into question the division of "Macedonian" and "Albanian" political teams. Pre-election coalition…

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When the system is based on personal interests instead of social values

There could not have been a greater contrast between the "idealized image" of Macedonia and the "authentic self" than what happened on September 8 this year, when we celebrate our 30th anniversary. A celebration with a parade of the "wealth" and power of the country, with solemn music, smiling politicians in power and applause, and after lowering the curtains and reaching a climax of…

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