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Businesses in FYROM are being damaged by the blockade in Evzoni

By   4 days ago

Businesses in FYROM are concerned over the blockade that has taken place in the border crossing point of Evzoni by Greek farmers. Today is the 17th day of this blockade and no solution has been found yet. Many businesses that do trade with Greece say that they have been blocked and that they are not […]

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A third mobile operator may enter FYROM’s market

By   4 weeks ago

A third mobile operator is expected to enter the market in FYROM. The head of the Agency for Electronic Communications, Saso Dimitrijoski said that there’s a growing interest for the entry of a new operator, but he doesn’t offer any details as to the company in question. “There’s a growing interest, but we will see […]

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Sale of new cars in FYROM sees a decrease

By   4 weeks ago

The sale of new cars in FYROM has seen a decrease due to the constant import of old cars from EU member countries. Association of the importers of new cars has said that their business is falling and that there is no perspective. “Customers ask for cars which are 9 years old or less and […]

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If the political crisis continues, there will be a deep economic crisis in FYROM

By   1 month ago

In case the political crisis continues in FYROM, then the economic crisis in the country will deepen. This warning comes from the chambers of commerce and economic experts. The head of the Economic Chamber of Northwestern Macedonia, Fatmir Bytyqi says that the long political crisis has its impact in the economy, especially in foreign and […]

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Businesses in FYROM demand the creation of the new government as soon as possible

By   2 months ago

Businesses in FYROM demand the creation of the new government as soon as possible, in order to deliver the promises made during the campaign for the improvement of the business climate in the country. “Companies are waiting on the business climate to be improved after the 11 December elections. Domestic companies demand for barriers to […]

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1.3 million passengers have used FYROM’s airports

By   4 months ago

This year, the number of passengers using the airports of the country compared to 2015 has increased by 17%. According to TAV Makedonija, from the beginning of the year up until the month of October, the total number of passengers travelling through Skopje and Ohrid’s airports has been 1.3 million. “We’re focused in attracting new […]

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FYROM among the top 10 countries in the world for doing business

By   4 months ago

FYR Macedonia ranks tenth in the world in terms of offering the necessary conditions for doing business, says the World Bank report “Doing Business 2017”. The report lists 190 countries of the world, while FYROM has been ranked in this position thanks to key reforms that have been made to start a small and medium sized […]

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Economic relations between Turkey and FYROM after the coup attempt

By   7 months ago

Skopje, 3 August 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti The coup d’etat attempt in Turkey and the following developments have had an impact in the economic relations between the two countries. This has had an effect in the domain of tourism, as several tour operators have reported that a part of the citizens of […]

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“100 thousand poets for change”

By   5 days ago

“100 thousand poets for change” is the collection of poems which have been published in the recent days in FYROM and which will be promoted at the Macedonian Cultural Center in Skopje. Part of this poetic collection are 220 poets, which also includes foreign poets. The topics which have inspired the poets are part of […]

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Days of the Chinese film in Skopje

By   1 week ago

The days of thre Chinese film are being held in Skopje on the occasion of Chinese holidays. This activity is being held by the “Confucius” Institute, part of the “Saint Cyril and Methodus” in Skopje. Five Chinese films will be shown as part of these activities, but an exhibition with sculptures has also opened on […]

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A film on the murder of Smilkova participates in the Berlinale

By   4 weeks ago

“When the day had no name” is the title of the film that tells the story of the murder of four young people and a fisherman near the lake of Smilkova in Skopje, a massacre occurred on the night of 12 April 2012. The film directed by Teona Mitevska, will be shown on the “Berlinale” […]

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Prominent actor Sefedin Nuredini passes away

By   1 month ago

The prominent actor of the theater and film in FYROM, Sefedin Nuredini has passed away in Skopje. The 64 year old actor suffered from a serious illness, while three months ago he played his last show in the Albanian Theater in Skopje. “I will be on the stage until my last day”, had said Nuredini […]

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Exhibition “France, the country of design” opens in Skopje

By   2 months ago

An exhibition called “France, a country of design” opened last night in the Contemporary Art Museum in Skopje, hosted by the French Institute. Antoni Lebose, a prominent French designer said that this exhibition offers the creations of French designers, who work for elite producers of kitchenware. According to him, so far this exhibition has been […]

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Painter Omer Kaleshi brings 24 paintings in Skopje

By   3 months ago

The exhibition of the Albanian prominent painter, Omer Kaleshi opened last night in Skopje. The painter, who lives in Paris, has brought 24 of his paintings in the “Cifte Amam” gallery in Skopje. “I am very happy and I would like to thank all my friends who are here. I am very touched”, said the […]

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Calligraphy exhibition “Cities meet in Skopje”

By   3 months ago

“Cities meet in Skopje” is the title of the calligraphy exhibition opened last night in Skopje with the works of the Turkish calligraphist Mahmut Enes Kemer and other calligraphist from FYROM. The exhibition opened at the “Çifte Amam” Gallery of Arts and was organized by the Union of Turkish NGOs MATUSITEB and Turkish Cultural Institute […]

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Exhibition on Mother Teresa in Manastir

By   4 months ago

The exhibition “Mother Teresa-The saint from Skopje and saint of the world” has opened in Manastir in the framework of the world conference for cross religious dialogue. A similar exhibition was also opened in Rome during the ceremony of the canonization of Mother Teresa. Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska Milevska said that the exhibition bears […]

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50 million euros for energy, an agreement is signed between 6 states

By   2 weeks ago

Two agreements for renewable energy sources with a value of 50 million euros were signed today in the meeting held between ministers of Western Balkan countries in Skopje. The ministers of the six countries of the region said that the reforms in the energy sector are necessary. The agreements were also signed by representatives of […]

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The blockade of the Greek farmers, FYROM is alarmed about the oil crisis

By   2 weeks ago

Today is the 11th day that Greek farmers or blocking the border crossing point of “Evzoni” with FYROM as a sign of protest against tax and pension reforms. The blockade has led to many transporters from FYROM to remain on the border, especially lorries that carry fuel from Greece to FYROM. Biljana Muratovska of the […]

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Consumption of power supply increases as a result of the low temperatures

By   1 month ago

FYROM will not have problems with power supply, in spite of the growth of consumption. This was declared by the power supply distribution company “ELEM”. The head of this company, Hristijan Micevski said that the low temperatures have increased consumption, but according to him, in spite of the challenges that may emerge, power supply will […]

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FYROM is not exploiting its natural resources for energy production

By   5 months ago

Skopje, 3 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti FYR Macedonia is not exploiting its natural resources for the production of electricity, although it has great potentials to do this. Based on a project concerning the energy plan for the country, more should be done to exploit the potential for the production of power […]

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New round of talks on Greece – FYROM MoU takes place in Skopje

By   10 months ago

Athens, April 26, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The latest round of talks on Confidence Building Measures between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was held in Skopje on April 25, 2016, based on the agreement reached between the two Foreign Ministers in Skopje on June 24, 2015. The talks were […]

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Italian company to build small power plants in FYROM

By   1 year ago

Skopje, 14 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Four new power plants are expected to be built in FYR Macedonia by the Italian company “Kondote”. The agreement for the construction of these power plants has been signed with the minister of Economy, Bekim Neziri. “This company, which will invest 19 million euros, has […]

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Project for the gasification of Tetovo

By   1 year ago

Skopje, 8 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Government of FYROM has prepared a project for the gasification of the area of Tetovo. Minister of Ecology, Nuran Izairi said that the auction for the gasification is soon expected to start. “Government of Macedonia will soon start an auction for the construction of the […]

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FYROM: State suspends Makpetrol’s activity

By   2 years ago

Skopje, 17 August 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti State authorities in FYR Macedonia have pressed criminal charges and launched an inquiry against oil processing company Malpetrol, which is the oil giant in the countery. Charges have been pressed against the head of the company, Andreja Josifovski, who also owns the independent TV network, […]

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The political crisis is preventing economic growth in FYROM

By   5 days ago

The political crisis that continues in FYROM as a result of the failure to form a government following the 11 December elections is preventing economic growth. Experts of economic affairs say that political developments affect economic growth. According to the projections of the current interim government, economic growth for 2017 is predicted to be 3,5%. The […]

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FYROM continues to borrow, experts raise the alarm

By   1 month ago

6.5 million euros will be the value that the Ministry of Finance in FYROM will borrow today by selling T-bills at an interest rate of 2,1%. This auction is the second one from the start of this year. Last week the government took out a loan amounting to 31,7 million euros, 16 million euros more […]

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FYROM takes out fresh loans

By   1 month ago

Government of FYROM continues to take out fresh loans. The Ministry of Finance has borrowed 31 million euros through the sale of T-bills. 15 million euros will be used for paying old debts, while the rest will be used to finance budget expenses. The Social Democratic Union (SDSM) has reacted against this decision of borrowing […]

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Government in FYROM to take out fresh loans in 2017

By   2 months ago

This year, government authorities in FYROM are planning to take out fresh loans. According to the Ministry of Finance calendar, which is published on a regular basis, 18 auctions will be held in the first half of 2017 in order to trade government T-bills, which means that loans will be taken three times a month. […]

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Average monthly salary in FYROM around 370 months

By   2 months ago

Average net monthly salary in FYROM in the recent months has reached a level of 22.460 denars (370 euros), the State Authority of Statistics said. Data indicate that there has been an increase of 1,1% compared to the same period last year. Meanwhile, gross average salary is 33.023 denars or over 500 euros. According to […]

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USA are worried about the growing political tension in FYROM

By   2 months ago

US administration has reacted on the recent developments in FYROM following the 11 December elections. The US State Department’s spokesman, John Kirby, declared that the USA is concerned about the growing tension following the newly held elections. “We’re concerned about the growing political tension in Macedonia following the 11 December parliamentary elections and we condemn the […]

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The government borrows again to pay the debts

By   3 months ago

Even during the electoral campaign, government of FYROM continues to borrow. Yesterday, 113 million euros have been borrowed through the sale of T-bills. Until 11 December, when elections will be held, the government must pay back 124.6 million euros and until the end of the year, it must pay back 160.5 million euros. Minister of […]

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IMF: Public debt higher than 50% is a risk for FYROM

By   3 months ago

International Monetary Fund has demanded from the government in FYROM to take urgent measures in order to cut expenses. IMF recommends the start of a fiscal consolidation and suggests that public debt should be below 50% of GDP. This financial institution says that if public debt is over 50% of GDP, then this is dangerous. […]

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The political crisis may risk the holding of local government elections

By   1 day ago

The political crisis in FYROM and the fact that a government has not yet been formed, may risk the holding of the local government elections, which are scheduled to take place on 15 May. A part of political parties say that they are ready to participate in these elections, while some other parties want these […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   2 days ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Soros and Gulen “enemies” of the Balkans?

By   2 days ago

  With an article entitled ”Soros the Balkans’ favourite enemy” Deutsche Welle (DW) refers to the activities of the Hungarian-American investor in the Balkans and to the “strange” NGO’s active in the region and funded by him. According to DW Balkan countries are increasingly prone to totalitarianism. But the absurdity of the whole matter is […]

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EU ambassadors call for the creation of the government in FYROM

By   5 days ago

EU ambassadors have called on the government in FYROM to be formed as soon as possible. “I am optimistic that politicians will find a way to come out of the political crisis by taking a decision which is in the best interest of the country”, said the EU ambassador to Skopje, Samuel Zbogar, who has […]

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Opposition proposes a law on dual languages

By   5 days ago

The law on the Albanian language seems to be a pending issue in the talks between the Social Democratic Union Party and Albanian party BDI before receiving the mandate for the creation of the government. The sides are yet to agree on this important issue, while they have agreed on other issues such as special […]

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SDSM leads in the poll conducted by Telma TV

By   1 week ago

If general elections were to be held again, then SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) would have the lead among Albanian voters. This is the result of the poll conducted by Telma TV. Asked who they would vote in case of fresh parliamentary elections, 20,4% of Albanian respondents answered that they would vote SDSM, 15% would […]

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Kurz in FYROM: Political leaders must decide on the government

By   1 week ago

Austrian Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz is holding a visit to Skopje. The Austrian head of diplomacy met with his counterpart, Nikola Popovski to talk about the current developments in the country. As far as the creation of the government is concerned, Kurz said that this situation must be solved by the country’s politicians. “Macedonian politicians […]

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Two months after the elections, FYROM is yet to form a government

By   1 week ago

Political leaders in FYROM are yet to come to an agreement for the creation of the new government in the country. The visit that was held last week by the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn in Skopje couldn’t help with a solution either. Hahn said that the quality of the new government is more important […]

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Trump declares war on Media – What has changed

By   2 days ago

  Barely a month into his duties as President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared war on the media accusing them of being liars and enemies of the American people. In recent years the media have been the target of various leaders, not only of authoritarian regimes but also of countries with deep […]

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Council of Europe to help with the training of judges and prosecutors

By   4 days ago

The Council of Europe has allocated 700 thousand Euros for FYROM for the training of judges and prosecutors. Their training will last 18 months and it aims at improving the level of professionalism and protection of human rights. Daniel Smith from the Council of Europe said that the scope of the training is to implement […]

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Journalists of three daily newspapers in Skopje start a strike

By   4 days ago

Journalists and the rest of the staff of the media company “Media Print Makedonija”, which owns three daily news paper, have started a strike today. The strike has been organized by the Independent Union of Journalists and Media Employees SSNM, while a few days ago, the strike has also received the green light by the […]

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Around 50 witnesses to testify in the Kumanovo case, Ali Ahmeti among them

By   1 week ago

The leader of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), other officials of his party, senior officials of the previous government and of the Ministry of Interior will be called in as witnesses in the trial taking place regarding the events which took place in Kumanovo on 9 and 10 May 2015, when an armed clash between police […]

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Two prosecution offices in FYROM, experts raise the alarm

By   1 week ago

Experts on legal affairs say that parallel investigating institutions are operating in FYROM. Their concern relates to the fact that two prosecution offices have been involved in parallel investigations for the funding of political parties. The Special Prosecution, established two years ago with the aim of investigating the wiretapping affair, has informed the public on […]

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FYROM loses out on two million euros from EU IPA Funds

By   2 weeks ago

Government in FYROM has lost on two million euros from the European Union IPA Funds, which were destined for the funding of local government projects. This money should have been used for projects in the communes of Kavadar, Gostivar and Dibra. But, Brussels has cancelled these funds for exceeding evaluation deadlines. Media in Skopje have […]

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There must be extra capacities if the refugee crisis returns, says Interior Minister Nuhiu

By   2 weeks ago

If the crisis with the refugees returns, there must be a full engagement of state capacities in the same way it happened with the first wave of refugees, says FYROM’s Interior minister, Agim Nuhiu in the framework of the Salzburg Forum on Refugees. According to him, in these circumstances, there may be a need for extra […]

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Free public transport for the citizens of Skopje for the reduction of pollution

By   2 weeks ago

As of today, citizens of Skopje will be able to use free public transport offered by the municipality and private transport companies until a reduction in the level of pollution. This decision was announced by the mayor of Skopje, Koce Trajanovski, who said that transport will be free until the level of air pollution is […]

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Decision on the suspension of Dinamo Zagreb’s football player Ademi to be taken in March

By   5 days ago

Court of Arbitration for sport in Lausanne has not taken a decision on Arian Ademi, football player of Dinamo Zagreb and FYROM’s national team, who has been suspended for four years, as he resulted positive in the doping test that he was subjected to in September 2015. Ademi has appealed against his four year suspension and […]

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FIFA ranks FYROM on the 165th position

By   2 weeks ago

FYROM’s football national team continues to mark a drop in the FIFA ranking. In the last ranking that has been published, the country has lost three spots, ranking 165th. Macedonian Football Association has not commented the constant drop in ranking, but football specialists have stressed that FYROM’s national team has constantly changed coaches and has […]

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Elections for the head of MFA, Jonuz’s candidacy is contested

By   3 weeks ago

The steering committee of the Macedonian Football Association has rejected Mirsad Jonuz’s candidacy for the head of this association. Jonuz, who is a former known player, has been nominated by the Football Association in Tetovo in the meeting held during the weekend. The Association’s steering committee said that this meeting was associated with many irregularities […]

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Lazarov is the best goal scorer in the world cup in handball

By   3 weeks ago

The captain of FYROM’s handball national team, Kire Lazarov has been announced the best goal scorer of the world cup in handball which was held in France. Besides this tournament, Lazarov was also announced best goal scorer in the world cup held in Croatia in 2009 and in the European championship held in Serbia in […]

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FYROM under-21 in group 7 of Euro 2019 qualifiers

By   4 weeks ago

FYROM under-21 football team will play in the 2019 European Championship. Part of this group are Serbia, Austria, Russia, Armenia and Gibraltar. Present in the draw made by UEFA in Nion was also the under-21 coach, Blagoja Milekvski. He said that this group had strong teams, but surprises are expected. “At first glance, this is […]

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FYROM eliminated from the world cup in handball

By   4 weeks ago

FYROM’s national handball team has ended the 1/8 stage of the world cup in handball which is being organized in France, after being defeated by Norway 34-24. The first half ended 12-10 in favor of Norway, but the second half was entirely controlled by the Norwegians. The best men for the Norwegian side were Hondal […]

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Pelister defeats Shkendija, Brdaric starts with e defeat

By   1 month ago

Pelister football club has defeated Shkendija 2-0 in a friendly match played in Ohrid. Shkendija’s coach, Tomas Brdaric has started his new job with a defeat against Pelister, in a meeting which was lacking captain Ferhan Hasani and right wing defender, Blagoja Todorovski. Pelister scored on the 28th minute with Trifunovski, while the second goal […]

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FYROM wins again in France

By   1 month ago

FYROM’s handball national team has defeated last night Tunisia 34:30 in a match played in Metz, as part of the world championship being held in France. FYROM was the better side on the field since the first half. The best goal scorers were captain Kire Lazarov who scored 12 goals, Dejan Manaskov with 7 goals […]

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