Tag: Financial Times
Macedonia 15.10.20 | 13:22

Financial Times: Macedonia needs census

According to some statisticians, Macedonia, the newest member of NATO, may have lost up to a quarter of its population since it became the only country to secede peacefully from Yugoslavia in 1991, writes the Financial Times in an article titled “Macedonia grapples with demographic challenge”. The...

Economy 07.10.20 | 20:39

Macedonia drops 50 positions in attracting foreign direct investment

In the 2019 ranking list the Financial Times did not even rank Macedonia on the list, so after this the country has dropped worrying 50 positions in terms of foreign direct investment performance in just four years, from the 3rd position in 2016 now the country is not even on the list, because it did...

Macedonia 15.10.19 | 19:55

Financial Times: France is afraid of Muslim immigrants and criminals, Knaus proposes to put the candidate countries in a Balkan economic zone

Financial Times reports that the reason France is hesitant over further EU enlargement toward the Balkans is the fear of Muslim migration and Balkan criminals. France came out swinging today against giving Macedonia and France the date to open their EU accession talks, and is pushing for a re-imagining...

Economy 16.08.19 | 09:23

Macedonia down 15 places in the Financial Times foreign direct investment index

Macedonia dropped 15 places in the Financial Times greenfield foreign direct investment index for 2019. Under the previous, business friendly Government led by Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia ranked 3rd in the FDI index, owing mainly to the low tax rates and pre-prepaired industrial zones. But in the latest...

Macedonia 20.05.19 | 14:42

Financial Times: “North” Macedonia must strengthen the rights of ethnic Albanians

Arguably, the Prespa settlement is the west’s biggest diplomatic achievement in the Balkans since the US-brokered Dayton agreements that ended the Bosnian war in 1995. Prespa raises hopes of progress in tackling other regional challenges, notably the Serbia-Kosovo dispute, ethnic rivalries and constitutional...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 10:21

France and Germany pour cold water on Balkan hopes for immediate EU accession

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron have suggested to six western Balkan countries aspiring to EU membership that there is little immediate prospect of their joining the bloc, telling them to get their houses in order first, Financial Times wrote. Mr Macron focused on...