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Petrovska from the Office for management of registers: The digitization of the registers is expected to be completed by the end of 2023
Kristina Petrovska photo: Poralb.mk In an interview with Portalb.mk, Kristina Petrovska from the Office for management of registers (hereinafter the Office) speaks about the digitization of registers, certificates with incorrect data, as well as the electronic services provided by this institution. She says that by the end of 2023, all registry books are expected to […]
Merkoči from Levizija “Mjaft”(Movement “Enough is enough”): Digitization of public services in Albania has increased their quality
Aldo Merkoci, photo: Fisnik Xhelili/Portalb.mk The contemporary challenge faced by the countries of the Western Balkans is the digitization of public services. Compared to other countries in the region, Albania is the leader in this process. Albania’s digital revolution that started in 2013 included only 14 electronic services then, while today it includes 1,225. Translated […]
The offices of the MPs for communication with the citizens are closed during working hours
Photo: Portalb Citizens need to look everywhere for the employees of the Offices for Contact with Citizens, who only work for certain hours, to ensure communication between the MPs and the citizens. Portalb.mk visited 4 offices in different locations – Tetovo, Čair, Karpoš and Šuto Orizari, to see how they function up close. According to […]
(Un)accountable communication channels: state bodies without websites or social networks, and with spokespersons "on vacation"
photo: Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash The level of transparency and accountability achieved by state institutions concerning communication with the public varies. Some of the Macedonian state authorities are listed high on the list of accountable institutions, they are even ranked the best in the region, and others are at the very bottom of the same […]
Privacy is a Human Right – Personal Data Protection in the Western Balkan
The purpose of protecting personal data is to ensure protection of privacy and other human rights and fundamental freedoms when collecting, processing and using personal data. This human right has been regulated by the legal framework in the Western Balkan countries, but it has recently gained a new perspective when the laws have started to […]
e-Commerce in the Western Balkans: How well is our data protected when shopping online?
Source: Pexels e-Commerce refers to the process of selling items or services online. Doing business online has become a preferred option for many, especially during the recent years as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has enabled a rise in e-Commerce activities not only from the perspective of sellers (business owners/service providers), but […]