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FYROM’s IPARD funds to be scrutinized by the EU

By   1 week ago

The European Union will scrutinize how the funds of the European program IPARD, which is supposed to benefit farmers in FYROM, have been spent. The Agency for Financial Support and Rural Development says that auditors from Brussels will arrive in Skopje in June in order to see how European funds have been allocated. “The agency […]

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Farmers warn radicalization of measures if subsidies are not paid

By   1 week ago

Farmers in FYROM warn that they will take radical measures if the government doesn’t pay their subsidies until the end of the week. The Farmers’ Association said that after the meeting with the minister of Agriculture, Mihail Cvetkov, it was promised that the subsidies would be paid, but according to him, nothing is sure, as […]

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Internationalization of businesses in FYROM

By   1 month ago

44 companies in FYROM have signed cooperation contracts with foreign companies during the period 2015-2016, while 182 foreign companies have sought cooperation with domestic companies through the European Network for Business Opportunities. These figures have been issued by Macedonian Chamber of Commerce. Sofce Jovanovska of this chamber said that this network enables cooperation in the […]

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The strike blocks the railway transport

By   1 month ago

Railway workers in FYROM have entered the third day of strike due to the fact that no salaries have been paid by the company in charge. This strike has blocked railway transport for passengers and goods in the country. According to the head of Railway Workers’ Union, Georgi Ilievski,  only two passenger trains are operating […]

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A third mobile operator may enter FYROM’s market

By   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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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The film “Dzgan” to participate in the Mexico Festival

By   1 week ago

The film “Dzgan” directed by Vardar Tozija will be shown in the international film festival of Guadalajara in Mexico. This film will compete against several other films to win one of the awards of the festival. “Dream Factory”, which has produced this film, said that this festival is important and it’s one of the most […]

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World famous violinist Vanessa Mae to perform in Skopje

By   2 weeks ago

World famous violinist from the UK, Vanessa Mae will hold a concert on May 15 in Skopje and this was announced by “Pragma” production, which organizes the concert with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Philharmonic orchestra in FYROM. “Vanessa Mae is a famous violinist who was known as ‘prodigy child’, while now […]

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“The lesson”, a play premiered in Kumanovo

By   1 month ago

“The lesson”, a play directed by the Kosovar director, Ilirjan Himaj and written by Eugen Ionesko, was premiered in the theater of Kumanovo. Director Himaj says that the play belongs to the French avant-garde theater, talks about a teenage student who is very fond of studying. “The need for knowledge puts a student in front […]

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Days of the Chinese film in Skopje

By   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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   4 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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Bulgarian President: More pragmatism needed in work of Southeast Europe Cooperation Process

By   2 weeks ago

  At a meeting with ambassadors from seven Balkan countries in Sofia on March 8, Bulgarian head of state President Roumen Radev called for more pragmatism in the work of the Southeast Europe Cooperation Process and in the co-ordination of projects carried out with EU funds. The meeting, the first with this group of ambassadors […]

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

By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 months 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   6 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   11 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 continues to borrow, experts raise the alarm

By   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 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   3 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   3 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   4 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   4 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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Government of FYROM borrows again

By   5 months ago

Government of FYROM has taken out a new loan worth 12,1 million euros. According to the Ministry of Finance, these funds will be secured through the sale of T-bills in two auctions that have been scheduled to take place. According to this ministry, the maturity period of this loan is from 1 to 2 years. […]

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Political crisis in FYROM may escalate to an ethnic crisis

By   19 hours ago

European Parliament rapporteur on FYROM, Ivo Vajgl has declared that the constant political crisis may escalate and turn into an ethnic crisis. “Protests in Macedonia are organized and as such, they are welcome in a democracy. But the situation may escalate into an ethnic conflict”, Vajgl said. Vajgl has also commented the decision of president […]

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Zaev: Albanian parties will never enter a coalition with Gruevski

By   21 hours ago

“VMRO-DPMNE knows that even if it goes to fresh general elections, it will lose”, said that leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev, in response to VMRO-DPMNE’s stance that fresh elections would be the only chance to overcome the crisis. “There must be a democratic transfer of power. If they go to elections, they will lose and […]

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New government in FYROM ready to be formalized

By   22 hours ago

SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), BDI (Democratic Union for Integration) and Alliance for Albanians are ready to form a new government in FYROM. The head of the cabinet will be the leader of SDSM, Zoran Zaev. The leader of this party, Zaev, said that the three parties have agreed on a joint government coalition. According […]

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Hahn leaves Skopje: The government should be formed as soon as possible

By   3 days ago

The EU Enlargement Commissioner was in Skopje yesterday to meet with political leaders in an attempt to find a solution for the crisis. Hahn met the leaders of all parliamentary parties, but he cancelled the meeting with president George Ivanov, as the latter refused, by saying that instead of him, Hahn should meet the representatives […]

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IBNA Interview with the General Secretary of SDSM

By   4 days ago

“Government must unify the people and not divide them” In this interview for IBNA, the General Secretary of SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), Oliver Spasovski talks about the solution of the deep political crisis through the election of institutions that stem from the 11 December elections and which have the support of a new majority […]

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Parliament in FYROM to convene today, police boosts security measures

By   4 days ago

Parliament of FYROM is expected to convene today in order to elect the new Speaker. The meeting has been called by the previous Speaker, Trajko Veljanovski. The heads of parliamentary groups are expected to deliberate the proposals for the post of the Speaker of Parliament and the proposals for the creation of other parliamentary commissions. […]

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Hahn in Skopje today, what are the expectations?!

By   4 days ago

The visit of the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn in Skopje is not expected to produce any positive effects for the solution of the political crisis. Professor of political sciences, Nikola Dujovski says that he doesn’t expect political parties to strike a deal after this visit, but according to him, the commissioner will send clear […]

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Political debates ahead of European Commissioner Hahn in Skopje

By   5 days ago

Amid a crisis which has been going on for the past three months in FYROM, after the 11 December elections, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski has declared that his party is preparing a political document which aims at solving the crisis. “The document in question will offer a solution to the political crisis. This […]

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Defendants testify on the 2015 Kumanovo events

By   2 days ago

A trial was held today at the Court of Serious Crimes in Skopje on the armed clash which happened on 9 May 2015 in Kumanovo, where 8 police officers and 10 members of a group called National Liberation Army remained killed. Two defendants offered their testimonies today, Bajram Elshani and Hexhbedin Lika. They said that […]

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Social workers join forces

By   3 days ago

  Associations of social workers from BiH, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Croatia signed on Tuesday in Sarajevo the Memorandum on Regional Cooperation. The aim of this Memorandum is improvement of social protection services in the region. The conference in Sarajevo was organized on the […]

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Protesters in FYROM demand a meeting with EU commissioner Hahn

By   5 days ago

“United for Macedonia” civil organization has continued its protests today against the platform of Albanian parties. The organizers of this protest said that they will continue with this incentive in more than 20 cities of the country. The organization has also demanded a meeting with EU Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn ahead of his visit in […]

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19% of public administration in FYROM is Albanian

By   1 week ago

Representation of Albanians in the state administration in FYROM accounts for 19,3%. This figure has been announced by the Ministry of Information and Administration. The number of Albanians in the administration is 21.279. In other words, one in five people working for the public sector is Albanian. “This percentage also depends on the institution and […]

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Alert for violence in the prisons of FYROM, the death of a 21 year old remains a mystery

By   1 week ago

Andreas Redzepov, an inmate from Suto Orizari in Skopje has died during the weekend in the largest prison of Idrizovo. His death has been considered suspicious by the family, but also other inmates who have been witnesses. The relatives of the 21 year old young man say that his death has been caused by the […]

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Protests continue against the platform of Albanian parties

By   2 weeks ago

Protests have taken place last night in Skopje and several other cities of FYROM against the government between SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union) and Albanian parties and against the platform of the Albanian parties. Protesters have marched from the government building to the parliament building and have launched slogans against the leader of the opposition, […]

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Owner of a TV channel in FYROM remanded into custody

By   2 weeks ago

The owner of construction company “Transmet”, who has recently opened TV Nova network, has been remanded into custody by Skopje’s Court of First Instance. Sead Kocan is a suspect in the “Trust” affair, involving  tenders secured through fake documents. According to the court, if Kocan is left free, he may flee, he may influence the […]

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Museum of Alphabet in Manastir escapes an arson attempt

By   3 weeks ago

Masked men have attempted to set fire in the early hours of this morning the Museum of Albanian Alphabet in Manastir. Police said that the incident has occurred around 4 am, when four masked men have thrown Molotov cocktails inside the building. “As a result of this vandal act, the façade, the entry door and […]

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FYROM is ready to face Lichtenstein

By   3 days ago

FYROM’s national football team is ready for its next qualifying match against Lichtenstein, a match which will be played in Vaduz. The team’s coach, Igor Angelovski said that the team’s objective is to win and gain three points. “Our game will be similar to previous games, but we have changed formation. We have good players […]

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FYROM’s karate fighters return from Rotterdam without a medal

By   5 days ago

FYROM’s national karate team returned without a medal from the karate championship held in Rotterdam, Holland. Closer to the medal was Monika Stefanovska, who in the match for bronze medal, was defeated by the Greek Vasiliki Panecidu. A good presentation in this tournament was made by Ferat Kurblici, however, he could not qualify for any […]

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Vardar continues its winning streak

By   2 weeks ago

In yesterday’s national football league matches in FYROM, leader of the table, Vardar has won against Bregalnica. The winning goals have been scored by Dejan Blazevski and Petar Petkovski in the last minutes of the game. This week’s derby was the match between Rabotnicki and Pelister in Ohrid, where Rabotnicki won with a goal scored […]

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Skopje and Shkendija in the Herzeg Novi tournament

By   3 weeks ago

Two boxers of the boxing club “Shkendija” from Tetovo, Lulzim Ismaili and Lulzim Bajrami and Jasin Lama from “Skopje” boxing club, are participating in the international boxing tournament “Zlatna Mimoza” in Herceg Novi in Montenegro.  The three boxers will be coached by managers Naser Haruni and Blerim Saiti. “Knowing the quality of these boxers, I […]

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Vardar remains at the top of the table

By   4 weeks ago

Vardar football club has remained at the top of the League 1 table, while Shkendija ranks second with 7 points difference. Vardar continues its winning streak in the match against Shkendija 3-1, a match that was played yesterday in the “Telekom Arena” stadium in Skopje. The goals for Vardar were scored by Bargesian and Juan […]

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Zaborski wins the bronze medal in the Karate European Championship

By   4 weeks ago

Petar Zaborski, FYROM’s karate fighter for the under 21s, has won a bronze medal in the European Championship for juniors which was held in Sofia. The 21 year sportsman has been received by the Government Agency for Youth and Sport, which has allocated a 2 year scholarship. Karate fighter Zaborski and his coach, Arlind Huseini […]

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FIFA ranks FYROM on the 165th position

By   1 month 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   2 months 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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