Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News today: 22

Economy

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Macedonia set for census in 2020, State Statistical Office announces

The census of national population is planned to take place in 2020,  State Statistical Office Director Apostol Simovski says in an interview with BIRN. Simoski says he will not succumb to any pressure regarding the operation, especially political...
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Kicevo-Ohrid highway construction deadline extended to 3,5 years

Government at its Tuesday’s session adopted annex contract for construction of Kicevo-Ohrid highway by which its construction deadline is extended to June 30, 2021. Transport Minister Goran Sugareski told Wednesday that the decision for signing...
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Macedonian lamb price low, mainly exported to Italy

The purchase price of first-class lamb to traditional Italian market ranges between MKD 135 to MKD 140 for Easter holidays, sheep breeders said. Sheep breeders are not satisfied either with the price or the product placement. They expect export...
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Diesel prices drop slightly

Retail diesel prices will drop by MKD 0.5 per litre as of Monday midnight, while gasoline prices remain unchanged. The new price of EURODIESEL (DE-V) is MKD 57.5, EUROSUPER BS-95 – MKD 65.5 per litre, EUROSUPER BS-98 – MKD 67.5,...
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Standard & Poor’s affirms Macedonia’s BB- rating

The Standard Poor’s agency said it affirmed Macedonia’s BB- credit rating, with a stable outlook.  The stable outlook reflects the ratings of Standard & Poor’s for balanced risks between the trajectory of public debt and political...
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Small economies must be competitive and open globally: conference

Businessmen in small economies, such as Macedonia, don’t have much choice. They must be open toward the world and introduce new technologies in order to be competitive on international markets, concluded the representatives of the business...
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Women from eight Macedonian regions to be educated about entrepreneurship

The trend of opening new businesses, especially by young women, is on the rise as they are becoming more aware that entrepreneurship can be a money-earning profession. To support businesswomen in Macedonia, as well as potential ones, a project...
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Macedonia and Greece to work on increase of power transmission capacity

Electricity Transmission System Operator of Macedonia (MEPSO) and Greece’s power grid operator (ADMIE) will consider possibilities to increase cross-border capacities for power transmission which will facilitate the electricity trade...
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Subsidies’ efficiency to be checked

EU Delegation Head of Cooperation Nicola Bertolini said Wednesday the use of agriculture subsidies in Macedonia might be checked, reassessing the justification of the projected amounts. “Agriculture and rural development are very important...
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Organic food insufficiently distributed to Macedonian markets

Despite the fact there are over 500 registered organic food producers in Macedonia, the offer of such products in supermarkets is insufficient, heard a debate organized by the Consumers’ Organization of Macedonia (COM), association Zenith...