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Macedonia Press Review – September 30, 2015

Opposition narrows down ministers proposals; Meshed potatoes and a goulash for the refugees; Big money have been pumped out trough privatized state owned companies



Although officially there are no names mentioned yet for the new ministers in Nikola Gruevski’s government that should come from the ranks of the opposition, unofficially the Social Democrats have narrowed their selection. The daily says that the dispute between the Skopje wing of the party and the closest associates of president Zoran Zaev is especially pronounced. According to the EU brokered crisis deal, the opposition would appoint a new Interior Minister, Minister of Labour and Social Policy as well as five other deputy-ministers by October 20. 


The daily on its front page conveys a feature from the refugee transit centers in the country. The refugees, who are mostly Syrians and Afghani citizens, are being offered mashed potatoes and goulash for lunch, the daily says. Their trip from war torn Middle Eastern countries costs them at least 5000 USD. 


Former Macedonian national bank governor, Petar Goshev says that trough criminal activities there have been some 700 million euros pumped out of the formerly state owned Telecom. The same crime is happening now with the power distribution company which is owned by the Austria EWN, he adds. 

Balkan Insight has not verified the reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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