Tag: economy
Economy 08.07.20 | 10:48

It is time for a stable low tax economy

It is time for a stable low tax economy, says Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO DPMNE. It is time for a reduced flat tax to the level of 8%, support for the economy with investments of 4 billion euros, annual growth of 4%, cancellation of numerous bureaucratic procedures and duties and zero tolerance...

Economy 06.07.20 | 23:26

Mickoski: At least 4 percent GDP rate and three major investments in the first 100 days

Presenting the economic program of VMRO-DPMNE, party leader Hristijan Mickoski pledged that it will drive the economy to grow by at least 4 percent, and said that he will announce three major investments in his first day in office, of companies who will reach their final decision in the first 100 days...

Economy 09.06.20 | 15:30

Mickoski demands that stimulus measures are extended beyond May after the dramatic Q1 economic results

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski accused the SDSM led Government for the dire economic consequences of the coronavirus epidemic, as Macedonia is the only Balkan country that failed to put the virus under control. Mickoski called that the stimulus measures are extended and repeated his call that...

Economy 06.06.20 | 15:32

Mickoski warns about the extent of the coming economic crisis

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned about the extent of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis. Industrial production is down 33,5 percent in April and the number of workers in the industry is down 5,1 percent. Tax receipts in May are 40 percent below projections and 25 percent...

Economy 28.05.20 | 20:14

Mickoski confronts the public with Zaev’s false economic promises

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski published a social media video in which he points to the failed economic promises from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev. Zaev was presenting a pronounced rosy picture of the economy in the run up to the elections originally planned for mid April, only to declare a...

Economy 14.05.20 | 21:40

Mickoski: The government is late with the measures to help the economy, now it is too late for measures, we need a strategy

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, said Thursday on the Telma TV “Top tema” show that the government was late with the measures for the economy, and now it is too late for those measures, now we need a strategy. The set of measures are delayed, now we no longer need measures, now we need...

Economy 10.05.20 | 20:26

A quarter of Macedonians say they, or someone close to them, have lost jobs due to the coronavirus epidemic

A poll conducted by Detektor and published on Sitel TV today shows that a quarter of Macedonian citizens have lost their jobs or have someone close to them who lost a job because of the coronavirus epidemic. Official data places the number of lost jobs since the beginning of the epidemic at near 10.000. Also,...

Economy 07.05.20 | 15:52

Mickoski: Macedonia is in serious economic decline

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski said that economic indicators show that Macedona is in serious economic decline. He pointed to the drop in industrial production of 13,4 percent in March and the reduction in manufacturing jobs by 4,5 percent will seriously affect the rest of the economy. Exports...

Economy 05.05.20 | 22:42

Mickoski: The state collected 55 million euros less from the economy, businesses are left in the lurch

In an interview with TV 24, the leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski talked about how the economy and the business community will deal with the coronavirus consequences. We were all worried about how the banks would behave at that moment and we were all fighting for the banks to really take serious...

Economy 05.05.20 | 19:46

Mickoski: I expect a very difficult period for the Macedonian economy

In an interview with TV 24, the President of VMRO-DPMNE, Hristijan Mickoski, blasted the economic policies of the SDSM government. Commenting on his economic expectations, he said he expects a difficult period for the Macedonian economy due to the incapacity of the current government to deal with the...

Economy 27.04.20 | 21:08

Dimitrieska: The Government is overspending on public sector hiring in the midst of the crisis

Deputy Finance Minister Gordana Dimtirieska – Kocoska warned that budget revenue has dropped by 21 percent in the first quarter of the year and that the deficit is on trac tto be 43 percent greater than projected. Some could argue that it is logical to have a revenue drop at a time like this. But...

Economy 12.04.20 | 20:21

Public debt can go as high as 70 percent of GDP, Mickoski warns

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski warned that Macedonia will see a major rise in its debt under any of the various economic forecasts that are being put forward. The economic drop is now expected to be around 4 percent and could go as high as 7 percent, while the pace of lending for the year is...

Economy 01.04.20 | 11:19

VMRO-DPMNE: The proposed stimulus package is nowhere near enough

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party said that the economic measures finally announced by the SDSM led Government yesterday are badly insufficient as a response to the coronavirus epidemic and will lead to a long and difficult economic crisis. The package of measures are a huge disappointment. It’s...

Macedonia 31.03.20 | 15:11

Government rejects Zaev’s plan to cut public sector salaries, will provide a dose of stimulus instead

The Government refused the proposal from SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to drastically cut public sector wages. In a set of economic measures announced by interim Prime Minister and Zaev loyalist Oliver Spasovski today, cuts will be focus on public sector office holders, but will not extend among the wider...

Economy 29.03.20 | 17:56

Dimitrieska: The Government refused to discuss VMRO-DPMNE’s economic proposals

Interim Deputy Finance Minister Gordana Dimitrieska Kocoska said that the Government refused to discuss the proposals from the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party on how to best tackle the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. A meeting of the economic – welfare council was held yesterday but it...

Macedonia 27.03.20 | 21:47

Mickoski: SDSM told me not to worry about the economy, said they’re preparing measures

During our meeting on the pandemic, I raised the issue of the economic hit, but I was assured that I shouldn’t worry and that a package of economic measures is being prepared, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski, as the ruling SDSM party began acknowledging the enormity of the coming recession. SDSM...

Economy 27.03.20 | 17:03

Proposal to force banks to provide debt reprogramming

Serious measures to respond to the coronavirus linked economic downturn in the banking industry are yet to be taken. The Government proposed to the commercial banks to voluntarily look into providing relief to their debtors, but few of them have announced such moves so far. Payments of bank loans should...

Economy 25.03.20 | 15:51

Citizens to pay more expensive loans: Late economic measures by the government will be felt by the citizens

The late measures of SDSM and Zoran Zaev will be felt by the citizens. As a result, citizens will pay higher interest rates on debts that will probably occur due to the coronavirus situation. All that the VMRO-DPMNE leader has said, that there will be no money and that the time for expensive loans comes,...

Macedonia 24.03.20 | 14:09

Janusev proposes eight urgently needed economic measures

VMRO-DPMNE Secretary General Igor Janusev outlined eight urgently needed measures to protect the Macedonian economy from the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The opposition party has been proposing these and similar steps for weeks, but most of their proposals have been ignored, while the ruling SDSM...

Economy 24.03.20 | 10:09

VMRO-DPMNE: Macedonia can’t afford to make wrong moves in the economy

As the debate heats up over the approach to the coming economic downturn, the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party issued a press release reiterating its position. VMRO calls for urgent measures to cover 50 percent of the gross salaries for private sector employees in the hardest hit industries, reductions in...

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