Tag: aid
Macedonia 11.03.21 | 21:24

Secretariat for European Affairs says Macedonia was left out from EU’s coronavirus aid package because it didn’t need it

Due to the quality and timely management of state finances in the healthcare sector, as well as due to the rapid and efficient organization of state institutions when a large amount of donations was provided in the fight against Covid-19 (protective equipment, face masks, medical equipment, ventilators,...

Economy 20.11.20 | 15:34

Total of 13,500 companies asked for financial assistance for 58,302 employees in October

The Finance Ministry received 13,500 requests for financial assistance that is used to prop up salaries during the coronavirus downturn in October, for a total of 58,302 employees. So far, about 15 million EUR were paid out under this program for October. Companies can apply for between 220 and 350 EUR...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 11:30

Government quietly revises the “name and shame” list of companies who took coronavirus funds but didn’t share them with their workers

After pressure, the Government revised the list of over 700 companies that have collected hundreds of thousands of euros in coronavirus subsidies but did not pay them out ot their workers. The subsidies were meant to be given out to the employees, as a monthly minimum wage, and were given to companies...

Macedonia 19.05.20 | 19:30

Qatar delivers substantial amount of medical aid to Macedonia

Qatar delivered a large shipment of aid for Macedonia in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic. The cargo plane that landed at the Skopje airport today carried 500.000 ordinary masks, 160.000 medical masks and tens of thousands of goggles, visors, suits and other equipment. Deputy Prime Minister...

Macedonia 30.04.20 | 14:37

Police raids Zaev’s warehouse in Strumica in an investigation over vote buying

Police raided a warehouse in Strumica this morning, where companies linked to Zoran Zaev were repackaging food meant to be used for bribing voters. The ruling SDSM party was apparently preparing a massive campaign of buying off the votes in the poorest neighborhoods in Strumica, Kumanovo and other cities...

Macedonia 30.04.20 | 11:30

Gruevski on Macedonia’s reliance on foreign aid: Are we going to be a nation of beggars?

Instead of relying on our own forces to fight the coronavirus epidemic, Macedonia resembles a country of beggars, fighting over medical aid sent from abroad, writes former Prime Minister and VMRO leader Nikola Gruevski. There are three countries in Eurpoe where the culture of living is based on receiving...

Macedonia 26.04.20 | 11:31

SDSM party official accused of distributing out of date food to poor Roma families near Skopje

The SDSM party continues to distribute the food it was apparently stockpiling in order to bribe poor voters for the April 12 elections that were canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. After distributing potatoes and cooking oil in poor, often Roma neighborhoods in Kumanovo and Strumica, SDSM official...

Macedonia 25.04.20 | 18:23

Hungary will deliver a second planeload of medical aid to Macedonia

Hungary announced it will send an additional planeload of medical assistance to Macedonia next week. Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that the air bridge with China is working, and Hungary received four planeloads of assistance, and will divert one to Macedonia. Szijjarto personally delivered the...

Macedonia 15.04.20 | 18:04

US donates masks and protective medical gear that were produced in Macedonia

US Ambassador to Macedonia Kate Byrnes met with Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce at a ceremony to deliver a portion of the coronavirus aid. The material includes masks and protective medical gear which the Ambassador said were produced in a textile factory in Prilep. Pleased...

Macedonia 09.04.20 | 21:50

Minister Culev distributes Hungarian and Slovenian aid to the Skopje clinic

Interior Minister Nake Culev visited the Infectious Diseases, the Gynecology and the Gastro Clinic in Skopje today, to deliver protective gear that was donated by Hungary and Slovenia. The two countries sent planeloads of masks and medical protective gear, after being urged by the conservative VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 22:03

Turkey will deliver a shipment of medical aid to help Macedonia fight the coronavirus

Turkey will deliver a shipment of 50.000 masks, 1.000 medical protective suits and 1.000 coronavirus tests tomorrow. This is the third significant shipment of aid to be sent to Macedonia in the past several days, after aid was given by Slovenia and Hungary. Macedonia is also trying to purchase respirators...

Macedonia 07.04.20 | 17:12

Hungarian and Slovenian aid delivered to the Kumanovo hospital

Interior Minister Nake Culev today visited the Kumanovo hospital, to deliver medical protective gear that was sent as a donation from Hungary and Slovenia. Both these countries sent masks and medical protective gear to Macedonia following calls from opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski. We are aware...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 12:40

Interior Minister Culev welcomed Hungarian Minister Szijjarto and the shipment of medical aid

Interior Minister Nake Culev welcomed Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto to Macedonia today, as he delivered a large package of masks and medical protective gear to support Macedonian doctors and nurses. The situation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic calls for cooperation, support and sharing...

Macedonia 06.04.20 | 10:01

Hungarian Foreign Minister Szijjarto delivers medical aid to Macedonia

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto arrives to Macedonia today to deliver a package of medical aid for tacking the coronavirus epidemic. This is the second such shipment to arrive to Macedonia, after a planeload delivered from Slovenia last week, following a request sent out from the opposition...

Macedonia 03.04.20 | 20:32

After the shipment from Slovenia, more aid from another friendly country will come on Monday, Mickoski says

A new shipment of medical aid to Macedonia will arrive on Monday, organized by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party through a conservative sister party, said VMRO party leader Hristijan Mickoski. Today a plane from Slovenia brought 100.000 masks and 100.000 pairs of gloves, after Mickoski asked the newly...

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