An investigation is needed in the activities of Vice Zaev, Zoran Zaev’s brother, in the REK Bitola coal plant, after it was revealed that the Zaev family was extorting money from companies hired as coal digging contractors. The revelations were made by Zaev’s once close friend, showman Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13.
REK Bitola is in a state of collapse with energy production reduced to bare minimum, due to lack of coal reserves. The ELEM company, once one of the strongest in Macedonia always posting over 100 million euros in profit, is now considering furloughing workers to cut costs.
Contractors are hired at 70 percent higher prices, which is an obvious corrupt scheme. The public is forced to pay higher electricity bills so that Vice Zaev can fill his coffers, VMRO-DPMNE said in a statement.