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macedonia-decides-not-to-sell-power-company
19 Mar 14

Macedonia Parks Plan to Sell Power Company

Macedonia has backed away from its earlier plans to sell the state-owned power producing company, ELEM, insisting that for now it is best off staying in public hands.

macedonia-launches-construction-of-key-motorways
24 Feb 14

Macedonia Launches Construction of Key Motorways

Macedonia has begun the building of two important stretches of motorway, financed by a Chinese loan aimed at significantly improving the country's transport infrastructure.

skopje-underground-boulevard-costlier-than-expected
21 Feb 14

Skopje May Pay Dear For Underground Bypass

Eight companies have submitted bids to construct a new underground street in Skopje to ease traffic congestion - but all have demanded much more money than city hall has budgeted for.

the-mystery-over-the-weight-of-macedonia-s-debt-remains-as-government-and-the-opposition-came-out-with-two-radically-different-views-about-its-state
14 Feb 14

Macedonia MPs Skirmish Over Size of Debt

Government and opposition MPs in Macedonia are arguing over Macedonia’s debt, which remains a source of contention as both sides have radically different views about its size.

macedonia-wine-trade-breaks-record
13 Feb 14

Macedonia Vintners Toast Bumper Year for Exports

Macedonian wine exports reached an all-time high in 2013, according to the latest data.

skopje-trade-fair-to-get-upgrade
11 Feb 14

New Era Dawns for Skopje's Old Trade Fair

After years of delay, Slovenian ERA group says it will soon launch the upgrade to change Skopje Fair into a revitalised and expanded business and shopping venue, called ERA City.

macedonia-awards-50-million-in-suspicious-public-procurements
03 Feb 14

'Suspicious' Macedonian Procurements Increasing, Survey

Macedonia last year signed almost 50 million euro worth of public procurement contracts that were not transparent, according to a new survey.

macedonia-accused-of-secrecy-over-public-debt
30 Jan 14

Macedonia Govt Accused of Hiding Debts

Opposition MP said the government was pushing Macedonia ever deeper into the red while hiding the size of the debts it was running up.

macedonia-kosovo-closer-to-motorway-connection
23 Jan 14

Macedonia, Kosovo Forge Ahead With Motorway

After Kosovo issued a tender for a consortium to build a highway to the Macedonian border, Macedonia has signaled it will soon do likewise.

macedonia-gambling-ban-sparks-censorship-fears
20 Jan 14

Macedonia Gambling Ban Raises Censorship Fears

Macedonia says plans to disable access to foreign betting sites are in the public interest - but critics say it smacks of Chinese-style internet censorship.

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15 Jan 14

Macedonia Tops Balkan Economic Freedom List

The latest Index of Economic Freedom has put Macedonia at the top of the Balkan region in terms of economic freedom.

balkan-economies-on-road-to-recovery-world-bank-says
10 Dec 13

Balkan Economies Recovering, World Bank

The South East Europe region exited recession in the first half of 2013, led by strong growth in exports, a report by the World Bank presented on Monday in Tirana says.

macedonia-set-for-rail-link-to-bulgaria
21 Nov 13

Macedonia to Start Work on Rail Link to Bulgaria

Construction of a long-awaited rail line to Bulgaria will start in February, and should be complete by 2022, Macedonia says.

macedonia-launches-fiscal-lottery
19 Nov 13

Macedonians Win Prizes For Collecting Receipts

In a move to cut tax evasion, Macedonia has launched a state lottery for people who collect their receipts from shops and services.

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11 Nov 13

Macedonia Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations

Macedonia is expecting to end this year with 3.3 per cent economic growth, considerably higher than the predicted zero growth, the central bank said.

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14 Sep 12

Secret Contracts Hide Cost of Skopje Makeover

With many construction contracts for the revamp of the Macedonian capital still secret - and annexes added to them all the time - the total sum being spent on Skopje 2014 remains a mystery.

Politics and Society

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18 Apr 14

Critics Claim Macedonia’s ‘Smooth’ Election Was Rigged

Government critics say that while Sunday’s presidential vote proceeded calmly, a range of tools was deployed to ensure the right outcome.

Culture and Lifestyle

ski-resorts-brace-for-winter-getaway
03 Jan 14

Ski Resorts Brace for Winter Getaway

Improved slopes, great food and bargain prices are drawing increasing numbers of skiers to the Balkans.