Category: Economy
Economy 19.04.19 | 19:43

Exodus of doctors out of Macedonia

The Association of Young Doctors and Specialists warns that the exodus of doctors out of Macedonia is increasing to such levels that annually, the number of doctors leaving the country has reached the number of new medical school graduates. By the end of 2019 Macedonia will have 4.700 active doctors,...

Economy 19.04.19 | 15:20

February net average salary was 24,192 denars

According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the index of the average monthly net wage paid per employee in February 2019, compared to February 2018, was 4.5. This increase is caused by the increase of the average monthly net wage paid per employee in the sectors: Human health and social work...

Economy 19.04.19 | 11:34

March consumer price index was 32,852 denars

A family of four in March needed at least 32,852 denars to meet its basic needs, according to data provided by the Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia. It is an increase of 91 denars compared to January (in February there was no information), and compared to the consumer price index from March last...

Economy 14.04.19 | 15:54

Do not accept the lies, with this government there is only work for the companies close to them

VMRO-DPMNE’s presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova held Saturday a central rally, where VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski also delivered a speech. He noted that with the current authorities, there is only work for the companies close to them and he addressed the unemployed to not accept...

Economy 10.04.19 | 16:58

Zaev expects 300 “green” jobs from the marijuana business

After moving his family businesses firmly into the marijuana sector, Zoran Zaev today announced that a total of 15 companies will be investing in medical marijuana. Some of these companies are based in Strumica, where it was recently revealed that not only Zaev’s relatives, but also his personal...

Economy 10.04.19 | 13:25

Ten facts that reveal Zaev’s lies about Macedonia’s economy

The question that begins with how many, is simply answered with facts, not fictional, but real, valid, verifiable facts. And since Zaev has opened the topic, here are 10 facts that reveal his lies in the field of economy, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE wrote on Facebook: Fact 1: The real amount of foreign...

Economy 10.04.19 | 10:29

80% of foreign direct investments are reinvested profits of companies brought during VMRO-DPMNE’s rule

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Tuesday on TV Alsat that Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, said that 624 million were foreign investments in the country. He also pointed out that Zaev at the same time forgot to say that 80 percent of those investments are practically reinvested profits of companies...

Economy 04.04.19 | 14:18

Balkan roaming charges will be abolished by 2021

Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia will abolish roaming fees beginning in 2021. This was agreed during a summit in Belgrade, in a process whose goal is to have roaming charges with the European Union abolished as well. Prices will be regulated downwards this July and additional gradual...

Economy 03.04.19 | 15:34

We achieved serious results, Tevdovski says after public debt goes down from 48.8 to 48.7 percent of GDP

Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski today announced that under his administration Macedonia has significantly reduced its public debt – from 48.8 percent of GDP down to 48.7 percent of GDP. We achieved serious results. If the public debt levels grew from 23 to 48.8 percent of GDP from 2008 to 2016,...

Economy 02.04.19 | 10:48

Zaev: We expect huge economic benefits from the Prespa Agreement

North Macedonia will reap “huge economic benefits” from its name-change deal with Greece, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told AFP Monday. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pays an official visit to Skopje, bringing dozens of businessmen with him. “Big companies with billions in annual revenues are...

Economy 29.03.19 | 11:38

Zaev calls on the banks to reduce their profits and interest rates

Zoran Zaev called on the Macedonian banks to reduce their interest rates to help spur the sluggish economy, depressed by his tax hike and inability to move forward with major capital investment projects. I strongly welcome the decision by the Central Bank to reduce its interest rate to 2.25 percent....

Economy 28.03.19 | 14:44

Mickoski meets with farmers from south-east Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with farmers from south-east Macedonia, who spoke about the drop in the prices of their produce and their living standards. They guaranteed you they will secure customers for your products, they promised a safe future for the farmers, but in reality they caused...

Economy 28.03.19 | 10:20

Former SDSM leader Buckovski says he is ready to testify in the major Deutsche Telekom corruption scandal

Former Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski said that he will appear before the court and testify in the major Deutsche Telekom scandal which is finally coming to trial. If I’m summoned, I will definitely testify, Buckovski told PressingTV. The long dormant case started in 2011 but was re-initated by...

Economy 27.03.19 | 17:55

Not a single German businessman in Macedonia could be found to say something good about the Government’s economic policy

German investors in Macedonia evaluated the work of the Government with a 0 on a scale from 1 to 5. In the latest poll conducted by the German chamber of commerce in Macedonia, the representatives of some 200 German companies who employ about 20.000 Macedonians see the Government as so focused on the...

Economy 26.03.19 | 22:02

Mickoski reveals that Zaev’s relatives are registering companies in Bulgaria

The saga over the inexplicable rise in Zoran Zaev’s family fortunes after he was made Prime Minister was extended by another chapter this evening, when opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, during his debate with Zaev, revealed that relatives of the Prime Minister registered a number of companies...

Economy 25.03.19 | 14:22

Real-estate prices in Skopje up 7 percent in 2018, but drop in the second half of the year

Real-estate prices in the capital Skopje were up by 7 percent in 2018, compared to 2017, but lost some of their gains in the second half of the year. The average pre-tax price for a square meter of residential real-estate in 2018 was 46.764 denars (about 766 EUR). This constitutes an increase of 7 percent. Meanwhile,...

Economy 24.03.19 | 16:10

TV21 report: Entire villages are leaving for Germany

TV21 aired a report about the large number of Macedonian citizens leaving daily for Germany, in the on-going exodus spurred by poor working and living conditions in the country. The television covered ethnic Albanians from villages around Tetovo, who head for Germany. One of them is Hesat Bexheti, who...

Economy 22.03.19 | 15:59

VMRO DPMNE: The criminal government of SDSM and Zoran Zaev destroyed the Macedonian economy

The criminal government of SDSM and Zoran Zaev has destroyed the Macedonian economy and brought poverty to Macedonian citizens. The average salary, instead of increasing, it decreases. Citizens receive a lower average salary or less than MKD 1,200. According to the data of the State Statistical Office,...

Economy 21.03.19 | 17:37

Average salary in January was MKD 24,517

Average monthly net wage paid per employee in January was MKD 24,517 (EUR 397), a two-percent increase compared to the same month in 2018, says the State Statistical Office. This increase is caused by the increase of the average monthly net wage paid per employee in the sectors: Human health and social...

Economy 18.03.19 | 12:46

Average families will not even notice: VAT return will only be felt by the richest

With the VAT return measure, the poorest households will be able to return only 738 denars. The effects of the newly announced measure, which is to be launched by mid-year, will only be felt by the richest households that spend 1.2 million denars annually. With the VAT return, they will be able to return...

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