In economic terms, 2020 is beginning to rival 2001 in terms of being a disaster for Macedonia, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. While Macedonia suffered a civil war in the first half of 2001, 2020 is delivering a toll on the economy.

Under this Government we are having an economic drop of 6 percent, historic levels of debt that in just one quarter reached a billion EUR, public debt surpassing 60 percent and a worse drop in investments even compared to 2001. Capital investments are barely implemented at 60 percent and we are seeing an outflow in foreign investments. Zoran Zaev promised five new investments, but they are nowhere to be seen, as 50,000 of our fellow citizens are now out looking for jobs, Mickoski said during his address.