Although he has repeatedly announced the downsizing of the administration, as well as the rationalization of the government and ministries, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev has recently added ten new advisers and external associates to his advisers’ list.
A host, a paragliding athlete, former ministers are among the new seven on the list of advisers in Zaev’s office, which has grown from 23 to 29 with the latest update to the government website.
Among them are former ministers Aksel Ahmedovski, who was a minister without portfolio and will now advise Zaev on legal issues and procedures, and Edmond Ademi, who was in charge of the diaspora and is now a foreign affairs adviser.
Some of the recently deposed managers of Government offices, such as Zoran Atanasov who led the Food and Veterinary Agency, is now appointed as adviser. Also Zoran Georgiev, the former head of the Macedonian Forests company, and Viktor Petrusevski, former head of the airport services company.