Opposition party VMRO-DPMNE accused Zaev’s regime of forcing Macedonia to pay five times more for its imported electricity than it would cost to produce it at home.
Zaev drained the lakes we use for hydro energy and left REK Bitola without coal just as the winter heating season begins. Timely mining in REK Bitola would have ensured sufficient supplies but due to corrupt contracts we now face an energy collapse, VMRO-DPMNE said.
“In the midst of the heating season, there is no coal at the REK landfill. Instead of investing in new excavations and coal mining, the government is bragging about murky tenders and spending the citizens’ money, to now transfer another 65 million euros to ELEM and MEPSO to cover the holes they have created. If coal was mined in REK on time, and the reservoirs were treated professionally, now there would be no need at all for the import of coal, the import of expensive electricity, or any other murky tenders. But instead of working, the government threw itself into crime. “That is why we are facing an energy collapse,” VMRO-DPMNE points out.