Xhaferi: I have hope, but we have a lot of work to do!

Arianit Xhaferi from Eco Guerrilla from Tetovo says that out of all creatures on the planet, people are the only ones who are destroying it.

“Green parties are very popular on the old continent, they fight against climate changes, hence, the Greens can come to North Macedonia. There are hundreds of organizations working on this topic, coalitions and partnerships as well. I hear that soon there will be a new green political party. But will these organizations finish the job they are supposed to finish, and will they save planet Earth from the enormous pollution. I don’t think so. I will tell you honestly that I don’t believe that they are enough. As long as authorities, ministers, MPs, mayors are driving in expensive automobiles, I don’t think so”, highlighted Xhaferi.

Arianit Xhaferi – ECO Guerrilla  / photography: Angela Petrovska

He spoke about the initiative of his organization for the subsidizing of filters for factories in Tetovo and Gostivar, an initiative that was accepted by the Government, but which allocated only 40.000 euros, which are not enough even for just one factory.

“There is no environmental protection if we don’t pass laws that give greater competencies and rights to state inspectorates”, says Xhaferi.

He believes that the greens cannot deal with all the problems, as long as everyone does not become Green.

“We can’t expect only for the NGO sector to do our job. We can’t dream of Europe, as long as we work the Macedonian way. We can spit on Macron and France and Bulgaria and everyone else, but have we really deserved else? We need to be green, regardless of whether we are leftists or rightists, whether we are Macedonians, Albanians, Roma….”, said Xhaferi.

M. Ivanovska