After ending his mandate as president at his presidential villa in Vodno (a mountainous elite neighborhood in Vodno) Ivanov and his family will not move away from the neighborhood, instead, they will move just up the road where they purchased two apartments on a modest 1,500/month salary.
Vodno has by far the most expensive real-estate in the Macedonian capital, where prices can range from 1,700 to 3,500 euros per sq/m depending on the location.
Both apartments were purchased in the name of Ivanov’s son. Silence and inaction pays.
Another example of a politician who made a large purchase/investment is Zaev’s current chief advisor Bojan Maricik (who became known for his verbal ebola on Al Jazeera ). Maricik’s parents haven’t worked for 20 years, while he was Zaev’s errand boy during the pretend name negotiations with Athens. For his ‘service’ he was paid enough money to allow him to start building a large apartment complex in the elite Skopje neighborhood of Debar Maalo. MINA estimated for such building, over 1.8m euros were needed.