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28 Aug 14

Balkan Leaders in Berlin Pledge to Work Together

Balkan economy and finance ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed that their countries must jointly resolve economic issues that trouble the region.

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07 Aug 14

Rise in Exports Heartens Macedonia

The value of Macedonian exports rose robustly in the first half of 2014 - although the foreign trade gap keeps widening.

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23 Jul 14

Private Sector Eyes Role in Macedonian Freight

A new bill - which will allow domestic firms to pay for and organize the transport of their goods on the railway network - is causing alarm inside the state railway company, which fears for the loss of its monopoly.

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21 Jul 14

€500 Million Loan Raises Queries in Macedonia

Newly revealed plans to raise a record €500 million through a Eurobond have caused divisions in Macedonia, with many querying official explanations for the loan.

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18 Jul 14

Macedonia Plans to Set up Tax Haven

Government plans to establish a tax haven that will encourage wealthy corporations to move their operations to Macedonia have won a mixed response.

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16 Jul 14

Budget Flights Boost Air Traffic in Macedonia

Air traffic has grown exponentially in Macedonia since the arrival of low-cost, or budget, airlines, which the government has stimulated via targeted subsisidies.

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15 Jul 14

Macedonian Capital Steps Closer to Gasification

If the tendering procedure goes according to plan, consumers in Skopje may be be able to to start using natural gas for energy within two or three years.

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25 Jun 14

Macedonia Buys New Trains from China

Macedonia's antiquated rolling stock is to be modernized after it signed a deal for the purchase of six new passenger trains from China at a cost of 25 million euro.

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18 Jun 14

Macedonia Eyes Buying Share of Greek Port

Despite tough tendering conditions, Macedonian companies remain optimistic that if they join hands they can get hold of all-important shares in the Greek port of Thessaloniki.

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17 Jun 14

PayPal to Boost Internet Trade in Macedonia, Montenegro

One of the most popular online money transfer and payment services is finally available in Macedonia and Montenegro, where online shopping leaves much room for improvement.

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16 Jun 14

Construction Powers Strong Growth in Macedonia

Macedonia’s economy grew by 3.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year, the State Statistical Office has announced, matching optimistic official predictions.

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12 Jun 14

Macedonia Names and Shames Worst Debtors

Public enterprises are among the biggest debtors in Macedonia, according to the latest 'shame list' of debtors released by the Public Revenue Office.

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10 Jun 14

Macedonia Shrugs Over Halt to South Stream Pipeline

The halt to construction of the Russian-led South Stream gas pipeline poses no immediate threat to Macedonia’s gas supply, experts say.

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30 May 14

Macedonia's Spending Hike Fuels Debt Concerns

In the first four months of this year alone, Macedonia spent two-thirds of its predicted budget deficit for the entire 2014, prompting fears of a further unplanned increase in the debt.

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27 May 14

World Bank Hails Economic Growth in Macedonia

Macedonia’s economy recovered faster last year than any other in Southeast Europe, the World Bank said in its latest annual report.

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11 Jan 18

China’s Stealthy Advance in Balkans Should Worry EU

While Europe focuses on the threat of Russian penetration in Eastern Europe, it is neglecting the subtler dangers than come from China’s growing influence in the region.

19 Oct 17

EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

13 Feb 17

Macedonia Pays Dear to Lure Foreign Investors

Politics and Society

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22 Jan 18

Bulgarian Rightists Accuse Greeks of 'Usurping' Macedonia's Name

Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov’s party rejects Greek nationalists' claim to exclusive use of the word 'Macedonia' – adding that Bulgaria has an equal right to it.

Culture and Lifestyle

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15 Jan 18

Vevcani Carnival Brings Humour to Macedonian Streets

One of the most famous village festivals held in the Balkans, the Vevcani carnival, took place this weekend in the western Macedonian village of Vevcani.

05 Jan 18

Macedonian Comedy Film Finds Secret to Success

01 Jan 18

Gallery: New Year’s Eve, the Balkan Way

27 Dec 17

Balkan Cities to Party Their Way Into 2018

01 Aug 17

Best Balkan Films to Watch This Summer