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

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By   2 days 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

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By   1 month 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

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By   3 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

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By   3 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

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By   6 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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European Commission to allocate less IPARD 2 funds for FYROM

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By   6 months ago

Skopje, 28 July 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti The European Commission has reduced the amount of the IPARD funds for rural development by 25 million euros. While IPARD 1 amounted to 85 million euros, IPARD 2 amounts to 60 million euros. Biljana Kostovska, representative of the Ministry of Agriculture said that from 2014 […]

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Businesses in FYROM are worried about the constant political crisis

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By   7 months ago

Skopje, 30 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Economic Chamber of North West Macedonia (ECNWM) is worried about the political and economic developments in the country. In a recent reaction, this chamber says that the latest budget revision is damaging capital investments. “It is not only the political crisis of this period which […]

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Political crisis reduces foreign investments

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By   8 months ago

Skopje, 10 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti The political crisis in FYROM has strongly reduced foreign investments. This is declared by the minister of Economy, Driton Kuci. According to him, in the past two months foreign investments have gone down by 50% compared to the same period last year. “The economy is […]

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Prominent actor Sefedin Nuredini passes away

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By   6 days 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

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By   1 month 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

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By   2 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”

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By   2 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

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By   3 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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Tenth edition of Skupifestival

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By   3 months ago

Seven theatrical plays which will be shown for seven days in a row will be part of the international theater festival Skupifestival, which will start on Thursday at the Youth Cultural Center. This festival which has a competition character, will start with the play “Servant of two gentlemen” by the Professional Theater of Prizren, to […]

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Theater festival in Dibra awards prizes for the best

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By   3 months ago

The “Albanian Theater in Macedonia” ended last night in Diber with a show by the Kosovo National Theater “A man between two women” by Erjon Papagjoni. The director of the festival, Ylber Nuredini thanked the theater troops from the countries of the region which participated in this festival, but he said that this festival must […]

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“Observation without an observer” exhibition in Skopje

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By   3 months ago

Skopje, 17 October 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti The exhibition “Observation without an observer” has been opened in Skopje. This exhibition is rich with paintings and drawings which show the presence of a human being, the body and their modifications from the artistic point of view. “Besides the subjective context, the works also […]

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

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By   6 days 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

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By   4 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

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By   9 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

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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

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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

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By   1 year 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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FYROM will build two corridors for new pipelines

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By   2 years ago

Skopje, 20 July 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti Minister of Economy in FYROM, Belim Neziri declared that the country will build two new pipelines in order to connect with a new corridor of gas from Bulgaria, through Strumica and another corridor with Greece, through Gevgeli. Neziri declared that these two connections are also […]

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Price of fuel in FYROM continues to rise

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By   2 years ago

Skopje, 5 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency By Naser Pajaziti The price of fuels in FYR Macedonia continues to rise, following a period when consumers were taking advantage of the low prices that hadn’t changed. But the start of the year saw a gradual increase of the price of fuel and in the past five […]

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FYROM continues to borrow, experts raise the alarm

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By   5 days 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

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By   2 weeks 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

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By   3 weeks 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

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By   4 weeks 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

Department of State

By   1 month 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

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By   2 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

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By   2 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

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By   3 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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Leader of BDI meets with leader of opposition in FYROM

Zaev Ahmeti

By   2 days ago

The leader of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti has met with the chairman of the largest opposition party SDSM (Macedonian Social Democratic Union), Zoran Zaev. After the meeting, the two parties issued press releases. “The meeting discussed the stances that the sides have without going into many details in regards to particular issues. […]

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Meeting between Gruevski and Ahmeti for the creation of the government

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By   3 days ago

The chairman of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, who has been mandated to form the new government in FYROM, has met last evening with the chairman of BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), Ali Ahmeti. The two parties have issued a joint statement, but without issuing any details on the meeting. “The meeting discussed two issues which include […]

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VMRO-DPMNE holds a campaign against Soros and Open Society Foundation

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By   4 days ago

The largest party in FYROM, VMRO-DPMNE, that won the 11 December elections, is launching a series of attacks against NGOs that are funded through Soros Foundation or Open Society Foundation, the name by which it is known in FYROM. VMRO-DPMNE and its officials say that George Soros “offers millions for NGOs that support left wing […]

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Ahmeti: We will not give up on our request to make Albanian an official language

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By   5 days ago

The leader of BDI, Ali Ahmeti has reiterated the stance of his party that it will not give up on the request to make Albanian an official language in the entire territory of the country. Ahmeti said this during the meeting that he held in Skopje with the German ambassador, Christine Althauser. Ahmeti said that […]

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Veljanovski: I am convinced that VMRO-DPMNE and BDI will form the new government

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By   6 days ago

Former speaker of parliament, Trajko Veljanovski, who called the first constitution parliament session, said that he was convinced that VMRO-DPMNE and BDI would form the new government. “I am convinced that until 29 January, all pending issues will be solved and the government will be formed”, said former speaker of parliament, Veljanovski. In a televised […]

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VMRO-DPMNE and BDI are ready to start the talks for the creation of the new government

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By   6 days ago

Two political parties in FYROM, VMRO-DPMNE and BDI (Democratic Union for Integration), which have governed together so far, have announced that they are expected to start talks this week. VMRO-DPMNE’s senior official, Anotnio Milososki said that talks will start this week, but according to him, an agreement will not necessarily be reached. “We are not […]

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BDI imposes conditions for participation n the new government

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By   1 week ago

In a meeting held last night in Tetovo, Democratic Union for Integration has decided on the conditions that it will negotiate in order to participate in the new government. This party is expected to start talks with VMRO-DPMNE of Nikola Gruevski after the latter was mandated to form the government. “The making of the Albanian […]

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Vanhaute supports the platform of Albanian parties in FYROM

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By   1 week ago

Peter Vanhaute, former Belgian negotiator of the Przino Agreement which aimed at overcoming the last political crisis in FYROM, has commented the political platform drafted by Albanian parties, signed by BDI, Alliance for Albanians and Besa Movement. Vanhaute believes that the drafting of this platform was an interesting development and that the platform is meaningful. […]

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Tourism is facing a political crisis and dishonest competition

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By   3 days ago

In spite of the crisis and the lack of political and economic instability, last year there was a growth of the number of foreign tourists in FYROM. According to the Institute of Statistics, the number of tourists that visited the country last year was 5% bigger than in 2015. According to official statistics, last year […]

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Charges relating to the “Putch” case have been dropped

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By   4 days ago

The Special Prosecution in FYROM says that it has dropped charges relating to the “Putch” case, because according to this institution, the accusations contradict the evidence that it possesses. Charges were addressed in this case against the leader of opposition, Zoran Zaev who, who published the materials relating to the wiretapping scandal. The Special Prosecution […]

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Two children die from flu in FYROM, the virus is still present

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By   1 week ago

Two children have died in the last few days as a result of the flu in FYROM. Although they were treated in the Pediatric Ward in Skopje, they passed away due to the serious complications. Filip Duma, specialist in this hospital, said that one of the children was a 3 year old from Gostivar and […]

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Buses and lorries blocked on the border with Greece

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By   1 week ago

Around 70 lorries and buses have been blocked on the Evzoni border crossing point between FYROM and Greece. Greek authorities decided to close this point due to the bad weather and the conditions on the road. FYROM’s Ministry of Interior declared that this measure continues to be applied even today as weather conditions have not […]

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Snow blocks a part of the country

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By   2 weeks ago

The cold weather and snow fall have engulfed most of FYROM. City of Skopje announced today that measures have been taken to clean the streets of the capital and that 150 tons of salt have been spread for the ice to melt. So far, commune of Gostivar, Tetovo and several other communes in FYROM have […]

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Over 380 businesses hit by floods have not been compensated

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By   4 weeks ago

Businesses in the suburbs of Skopje, which were damaged from the August 6 floods of this year, have not yet been compensated. Chamber of Commerce of Northwestern Macedonia says that there are over 380 companies in the regions that were engulfed by the floods, which suffered damages amounting to over 15 million euros. Entrepreneur Burim […]

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If the crisis in FYROM persists, number of tourists may drop

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By   1 month ago

The National Association for Tourism has said that there may be a fall in the number of foreign tourists in the country in case the political crisis is not solved. “Images from the protests and news of domestic political clashes, along with the refugee crisis discourage potential visitors to Macedonia”, said the head of this […]

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Specialized doctors abandon FYROM

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By   1 month ago

Order of Doctors in FYROM says that in the past five years, over 610 specialized doctors have abandoned the country. According to this association, with the departure of 610 doctors, apart from losing a specialized staff, FYROM has also lost 36 million euros, the equivalent of the investment made for their specialization in a period […]

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Pelister defeats Shkendija, Brdaric starts with e defeat

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By   2 days 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

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By   3 days 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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FYROM beaten by Slovenian national handball team

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By   5 days ago

FYROM’s national handball team has conceded its first defeat in the World Cup taking place in France, after losing to Slovenia last night 29:22 in a match played in Metz. After two victories, this is the first defeat for FYROM. The best goal scorers for FYROM were Cyril Lazarov, Stojanco Stoilov and Stefan Drogriski. Meanwhile, […]

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FYROM starts the World Cup in handball with a victory

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By   1 week ago

FYROM’s national handball team has started the World Cup in handball, which is being hosted in France with a victory. In the first match of the 25 world cup against Tunisia, FYROM’s team managed to come out with a win. In the first half of the match, FYROM played a weak game and were losing […]

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Preparations start for the spring season, Shkendija has a German coach

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By   2 weeks ago

National football league teams in FYROM have started to train for the spring season. Vardar and Rabotnicki have started to train in Skopje. Shkendija of Tetovo has started its preparations for the spring season, but with a new coach, the German coach Thomas Brdaric. After the first gathering of the team and medical tests, the […]

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FYROM among the last in the FIFA ranking

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By   1 month ago

FYROM’s national football team has remained at the bottom of the list in the new FIFA ranking. The team has ranked 162nd and according to specialists, this is the biggest drop ever. FYROM ranks behind countries such as Malaysia, Aruba, Myanmar and Tanzania. Argentina ranks first followed by Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium. FYROM’s Football […]

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Vardar and Shkendija win their away matches

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By   3 months ago

Day 13 of the football superior league was played in FYROM during the weekend. Vardar, as head of the table and Shkendija, which is second, have achieved victories during their respective away fixtures. Vardar won against Bregalnica in Stip, while Shkendija of Tetovo won against Pobeda. Here are the results of day 13: Bregalnica – […]

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FYROM’s clubs benefited 1.8 million euros last season

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By   3 months ago

Four football clubs in FYROM have benefited 1,8 million euros after participating in the qualifying matches of the Champions League and Europa League last season. These figures were published by UEFA with the list that shows how much football clubs have benefited during the period 2015-2016. Rabotnicki has benefited around 860 thousand euros after reaching […]

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