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29 Nov 07

Johnson Matthey Invests in Macedonia

Skopje _ Johnson Matthey, the London-based speciality chemicals company is to invest around €140 million in an autocatalysts factory in Macedonia, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said on Thursday.
26 Nov 07

Macedonia Wants Power Company Back

Skopje _ The Austrian power company, EVN, that bought Macedonia’s electricity utility, ESM, last year, has said it has no plans to sell its acquisition, after the government offered to buy it back.
21 Nov 07

Macedonia Hosts CEFTA Summit

Skopje _ Leaders of the Central European Free Trade Agreement, CEFTA, have been holding a meeting on Wednesday in the Macedonian capital to strengthen economic cooperation.
13 Nov 07

Macedonia Welcomes More Visitors

Skopje_ The number of tourists visiting Macedonia’s resorts in the period January-July 2007 increased by nearly 6 per cent compared to the same period last year, according to the latest official statistics.
30 Oct 07

Ski Resort Opens in Macedonia

Skopje _ A ski resort, planned to become one of the largest in the world, will host its first visitors this winter in Macedonia’s Kozuf mountain.
03 Oct 07

Decrease in Greek Investment in Macedonia

Skopje_ The total value of Greek investment in Macedonia in the last three years has shown a steady decline, businesspeople from both countries acknowledged at a forum on Tuesday.
01 Oct 07

Russia to Build Gas Pipeline to Repay Macedonian Debt

Skopje_ Russia is to build Macedonia’s gas infrastructure to repay its debt of $60.5 million, the Macedonian government announced at a news conference on Sunday.
20 Sep 07

Macedonian Computer Firms Report Losses

Skopje _ Macedonian computer companies are losing income while waiting for legislation on tax relief on computer parts to be introduced, information technology executive Ivan Mitrevski told Balkan Insight on Thursday.
07 Sep 07

Macedonia to Install CCTV in Health Service

Skopje_ The Macedonian government is planning to put all public health service premises under constant watch by installing surveillance cameras at hospital entrances, reception desks and in hallways.
04 Sep 07

Third Mobile Operator In Macedonia All Set

Skopje_ The third mobile operator bearing the brand of Mobilkom of Austria, VIP, will start offering its services to Macedonian customers in the next few days, the management announced on Tuesday.
22 Aug 07

Macedonia to Increase Wages in Public Sector

Skopje_ Macedonian government plans to rise wages in the public sector by 34 percent, , Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced at a press conference on Wednesday.
10 Jul 07

Macedonian Banks See Higher Loan Demand

Skopje_ Some Macedonian banks report big increases in demand for consumer loans as more of the nation’s residents borrow to pay for summer holidays, higher education and home refurbishing.
04 Jul 07

Macedonia: Power Payments Row Leaves Skopje in Dark

Skopje_ Macedonia’s main electricity provider turned off the lights on the capital city’s major streets for fifteen minutes Tuesday evening to emphasize its demands for payment of 2 million euros owed to the company.


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

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

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