Illegal constructions - fruits of corruption that grow before the public's very eyes

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More than 10,000 illegally built constructions in the Republic of Macedonia, which have sprung under the very eyes of the Construction Inspection since the year 2 000 up to now, have been the subject of corruption activities in several stages, starting with their construction and concluding with their final legalization. Our research has shown that the corruption in this area reaches the highest echelons of the local and central government. The construction inspectors claim that the high percentage of unimplemented verdicts for demolishing illegally built constructions is a policy which prior to the decentralization the Ministers of Transport and the Government created, and which is now practiced by the majors. The involvement of the Government is especially crucial when constructions built on attractive sites are concerned.

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