Tag: emigration
Macedonia 23.06.21 | 18:56

Zaev’s deputy claims credit for the reduction in the emigration rate caused by the pandemic

Deputy Prime Minister Ljupco Nikolovski wrote a self-congratulatory comment about the reduced emigration levels in 2020, and credited the Government – not the global pandemic – for it. A poll showed that only 7 percent of citizens have a member of their household who emigrated in 2020. This...

Macedonia 17.03.21 | 18:10

Over 7,000 Macedonians got EU citizenships in 2019

A Eurostat report shows that 7,147 Macedonians received citizenship in EU member states in 2019. Of the other Balkan countries, Albania lost the most citizens to EU member states – 41,703. Serbia ranked second with 10,297 and Kosovo is third with 8,047.

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 13:31

In 10 years, high school lost a quarter of their students

The number of high school students dropped by 23.6 percent in ten years, a report by the State Statistics Bureau found. According to the report, there were 94,387 high school students in 2008. This number dropped to 86,936 in 2013 and by the 2018-2019 school year it was down to 72,123. This is a net...

Macedonia 25.12.19 | 15:39

Former Healthcare Minister Taravari warns of an on-going exodus of doctors from Macedonia

Gostivar Mayor Arben Taravari, who served as Healthcare Minister in 2017, warned today that 400 doctors have left Macedonia over the first six months of 2019. Medical professionals are highly sought for and on a typical year, Taravari said, about 200 would emigrate from Macedonia for Western countries,...

Macedonia 26.11.19 | 23:27

More than 33.000 people left Macedonia in 2018, making it a record year for emigration

An analysis by the Kosovan EPIK institute reveals that more than 33.000 people moved out of Macedonia in 2018 alone. The report estimates that 258.000 people moved out of Macedonia in the decade between 2008 and 2018. An increase in emigration was recorded in 2015, the first year of the on – going...

Macedonia 25.11.19 | 22:31

Following his gaffe, Pendarovski calls on all the parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate

President Stevo Pendarovski, in hot water over his comment advising the young people of Macedonia to leave the country, today tried to diffuse blame and called on all political parties to apologize to the public for the high emigration rate. Pendarovski’s advice to the young: If I weren’t...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 17:20

Pendarovski attempts to do damage control after his shocking statement telling young people they should move out of Macedonia

President Stevo Pendarovski rushed to do some damage control after his shocking statement today, given at a youth gathering in Novi Sad, where he told the participants that if he weren’t President he would also emigrate from Macedonia. The statement is especially damaging given that during their...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 14:56

Pendarovski’s advice to the young: If I weren’t President, I would move out of my country too

If a gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth, President Stevo Pendarovski made the mother of all gaffes today. Speaking to an audience of young people from the Balkans gathered in Novi Sad, Pendarovski advised them to leave their countries. You only have one life to live, we all do, and...

Macedonia 23.11.19 | 11:36

SDSM minister laughs while saying that Zaev lied when he promised to stop and reverse youth emigration from Macedonia

First it was Justice Minister Renata Deskoska, who earlier this week acknowledged that the 2019 amnesty law, that benefited three members of Parliament charged with “terrorism” by the Zaev regime, was adopted in order to get them to vote for the name change. And now, another of Zaev’s...

Macedonia 21.11.19 | 14:42

A quarter of the Balkan population left for the EU, RCC says

The Balkan Regional Cooperation Council estimates that five million people from the six Western Balkan countries have emigrated to the European Union in the past seven years. According to Majlinda Bregu from the RCC, the demographics and emigration flows are transforming both Europe and the Balkans....

Macedonia 30.09.19 | 21:55

Netpress: Police ranks decimated by recruiters offering well paid jobs across Europe

The Netpress news site, which specializes in reporting on crime and police actions, reports that police ranks are being decimated by recruiters offering well paid security jobs in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom or Scandinavia. According to Netpress, about 1.000 of the 11.600 Interior Ministry employees...

Macedonia 16.08.19 | 19:29

Macedonia lost 24.000 people to the EU countries in 2018 alone

Eurostat data reveal that 24.000 people moved out of Macedonia last year into European Union countries. This amounts to 2.1 percent of the total population, which puts us in third place in the Balkans as a percentage of lost population, behind Kosovo and Albania. Nearly half of all who moved out of Macedonia...

Macedonia 03.08.19 | 22:26

Despite solid salaries and perks, IT professionals are leaving Macedonia

The association of IT companies warns that it is facing with an exodus of IT professionals, despite the solid salaries offered in the industry. For years we’ve had some 7.000 software engineers registered in Macedonia. Hundreds graduate each year, but the fact that the overall number remains the...

Economy 29.04.19 | 19:05

Albanian language media full of stories of people emigrating out of Macedonia

Albanian media outlets in Macedonia are full of reports of on-going mass emigration into European Union countries. Macedonians and Albanians are leaving the country, but the phenomenon appears especially prominent among Albanians, as indicated by the exceptionally low turnout rates in the last several...

Macedonia 08.03.19 | 20:39

Depressing online poll shows 83.7 percent would like to leave Macedonia

Disastrous results of an online poll conducted by the Fakulteti.mk news site show that 83.7 percent of those who responded would happily move out of Macedonia. A total of 1.474 people took part in the poll, and out of them, 1.234 responded “yes” to the question “if you could, would...

Macedonia 12.02.19 | 12:44

Sela: Partisan driven hiring in the healthcare system is pushing young doctors to leave the country

Alliance of Albanians leader Ziadin Sela claims that young doctors are leaving Macedonia in droves, and he blamed the nepotistic hiring practices in the Macedonian healthcare system as one of the reasons why young specialists look to go abroad. With every new round of hirings, all hope is being destroyed...

Macedonia 24.12.18 | 13:42

Nearly a quarter of all Macedonian citizens live abroad

According to popular cartographer Jakub Marian, Macedonia is among the European countries worst affected by population drain. Nearly 25 percent of the Macedonian population has left the country, a percentage smaller only in comparison to until recently war torn Bosnia and Albania. The number of Bosnians...