2020 GDP drop slowed down in the last quarter, estimated at 4.5 percent for the whole year

Macedonian GDP dropped 4.5 percent for 2020, the State Statistics Bureau informed. The drop slowed down to 0.7 percent in the last quarter of the year, after the ...

Ruling majority in Parliament is unable to deliver aid to the badly hit tobacco farmers

The ruling majority’s inability to convene the Parliament, due to its very narrow cushion of votes, is badly affecting the tobacco farmers. This agricultural branch ...

Zaev chased out the young people from the country, over 40% of the higher education staff went abroad

The outflow of highly educated people in Macedonia is becoming a serious problem. The departure of highly educated citizens abroad results in a lack of educated ...

ZMAI: 6,783 jobs were lost in the textile industry in 2020

The ZMAI analytical center reports that only the textile sector in Macedonia lost 6,783 jobs in 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. The industry employs over ...

Post Office resumes its financial services

Branches of the Macedonian Post Office will resume handling financial transactions on Monday. The Post Office stopped accepting or issuing all payments after the ...

Minister Besimi is asking for EU funds for the railway link to Bulgaria

Finance Minister Fatmir Besimi met with the EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi in Brussels to discuss EU funding for infrastructure projects. One of them, ...

“Lidl” registers company in Macedonia, it will be run by Bulgarians

The German supermarket chain “Lidl” has registered its company in Macedonia, and will be managed by its Bulgarian branch. One of the largest retail companies ...

January Consumer Price Index and Retail Price Index upped

According to the State Statistical Office data, the Consumer Price Index in January 2021, in comparison with January 2020, increased by 1.9%, while Retail Price ...

Fifth set of economic measures to be finalized over the weekend, to include option for salary assistance and interest-free loans

The fifth set of economic measures is in the finishing stages. The opinions of labor unions, workers, employers, economic chambers, and other stakeholders have been ...

Distribution of VAT refund for Q4 2020 starts

The Public Revenue Office (PRO) has started distributing the VAT refund to citizens who scanned fiscal receipts in Q4 2020, it said in a press release Saturday. For ...