Category: Economy
Economy 13:22

Minimum wage covers barely a third of the cost of living

The SSM association of unions of Macedonia published its latest estimate on the minimum monthly consumer costs for a family in November and puts them at 32.545 denars (a little over 500 EUR), which is above the average net wage of 24.355 denars. According to SSM, the minimum wage of 12.165 denars (200...

Economy 11:12

Government cracks down on retirees selling at the farmers’ markets

The new law on trade will ban retirees or persons who hold freelance jobs from also working at the open air markets. According to the law, which goes into effect in 2019, these categories of citizens will not be able to rent a selling booth at one of these markets, which are frequently main source of...

Economy 11:44

Mickoski: VMRO-DPMNE will support the doctor’s protests

VMRO-DPMNE expressed its support for the doctors from the Skopje Mother Teresa Clinic, who are protesting poor working conditions and the hike in their parking fees. – This Government promised doctors it will increase their salaries to 100.000 denars. Not only they lied about this promise, but...

Economy 13:07

Gjorcev: the Government is punishing voters who support the opposition by denying them infrastructure funds

VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Vladimir Gjorcev accused the Zaev Government of deliberately cutting infrastructure investment as punishment for parts of the country which do not support the ruling SDSM and DUI parties. – Eastern Macedonia is literally put on a black list. Nothings is going to...

Economy 12:08

Mickoski and top VMRO-DPMNE officials meet with the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski and top party officials Vlado Misajlovski and Trajko Slaveski met with the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, one of the two main business associations in the country, to discuss the economic program which VMRO-DPMNE is promoting. – This meeting is the start of...

Economy 20:38

Poll shows 77 percent of young people are thinking about leaving Macedonia

A poll conducted by the CIKP research center showed that 77 percent of youths aged 15 to 29 are thinking about moving out of Macedonia, primarily in some of the European Union countries. – We have only a few mechanisms which respond to the needs of young people, and involve them in decision making...

Economy 19:31

Macedonia enters 2019 with growing debt, opposition asks where is the money going to?

With the latest emission of state debt scheduled for Tuesday, worth 21.1 million EUR, Macedonia is on track to continue its stretch of adding significant levels of new debt into 2019. In 2019, projections are that the public debt will grow by 600 million EUR. It has already surpassed 5 billion EUR, and...

Economy 20:09

Zaev says Facebook and Google are waiting for Macedonia to join EU and NATO before they decide on their investments, Milososki responds

Asked about what happened with his promise that Facebook and Google will invest in Macedonia, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that it may happen, but is mainly conditional to changing the name of the country. VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Antonio Milososki mockingly responded to Zaev in Parliament,...

Economy 20:50

Alfa TV reveals how SDSM gave public sector jobs to party and protest activists

Alfa TV reports that SDSM party officials in the Skopje area Kisela Voda municipality prepared lists of party members and pro-SDSM protesters who to be employed in public institutions. This plan code-named “Network” was announced as a move to improve cooperation with the civil society sector....