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13 May 14

Van Hool Revives Macedonia’s Bus Production

Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool on Monday promoted its new factory in Macedonia, a €25-million investment that will create some 600 new jobs and revive the tradition of making buses in the country.

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07 May 14

IMF Checks up on Macedonia's Finances

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has launched a two-week monitoring mission to Macedonia tasked with determining its ability to repay its external debt.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Premium

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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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23 Jan 18

Most Macedonian Professors Wish to Emigrate

A worrying new survey shows that almost 70 per cent of professors and assistants at Macedonia’s universities are contemplating leaving the country.

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