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Солидарен станбен фонд – потреба и перспектива
Solidarity Housing Fund - need and perspective

Author(s): Živko Mitrevski, Inda Kostova Savić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Civil Society, Public Law, Social development, Human Resources in Economy, EU-Legislation
Published by: Филозофскиот факултет во Скопје
Keywords: workers; European Social Charter; housing; socially-owned apartments; better living standards;

Summary/Abstract: Resolving the housing issue is solving one of the basic existential needs of every worker, citizen of the Republic of Macedonia. With the Constitution, as well as with the signing of the European Social Charter, the Republic of Macedonia accepted the obligation to promote the material, legal and social protection of the family life by taking appropriate measures, such as encouraging the housing construction. With the adoption of the Law on Housing in 1998 ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" No. 21), the category of socially owned apartments was abolished and the apartment started to be treated as an economic category. With the termination of the construction of socially-owned apartments, the housing issue was solved, and it was solved, according to personal possibilities, mostly with housing loans with high interest rates. Unemployment and low wages additionally adversely affect the decline in the living standards of citizens, thereby reducing the opportunities for housing provision. The inability to solve this life-threat is one of the main reasons, especially for young people, for leaving a job abroad. For the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia, housing is an important segment in the construction of a welfare state, as declared by the Republic of Macedonia. Therefore, the CCM's program strategy is, among other things, the commitment to conduct adequate housing policy in the country, which has a strong impact on the provision of living standards for workers and citizens of the Republic of Macedonia. In order to contribute to the creation of more favorable conditions for solving the housing issues of the workers and the citizens, and thus to contribute to greater motivation and productivity in the work, SSM launched an Initiative for the Republic of Macedonia, establishing a solid housing fund in the Republic of Macedonia.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 568-573
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Macedonian