Macedonia

Hungary Acknowledges Asylum Request From Former PM of MacedoniaPhoto: N1

Hungary Acknowledges Asylum Request From Former PM of Macedonia

“Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has confirmed that former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski is in Budapest and that the authorities there are handling his asylum application in accordance with domestic and international law. ‘Nikola Gruevski has applied for asylum to the relevant Hungarian authorities. The former Macedonian […]

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Seeking Political Asylum in HungaryPhoto: N1

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Seeking Political Asylum in Hungary

“Macedonia’s Interior Ministry says it will seek the arrest of conservative former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on an international warrant after confirming he fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-year prison sentence for corruption. The ministry reacted almost five hours after Gruevski wrote on Facebook that he was in […]

Macedonia Should Improve Legal Definitions of VAT SystemPhoto: Rašo

Macedonia Should Improve Legal Definitions of VAT System

“It’s time to provide clarity on legal definitions to improve Macedonia’s VAT system, says professor of economics Marjan Petreski. The deterioration of the rule of law, low accountability and transparency, particularly concerning the spending of public money, the perception of senior government officials’ impunity and ignoring the voice […]

EBRD: Macedonia Should Further Develop Renewable Energy CapacityPhoto: Balkan Green Energy News/Pixabay

EBRD: Macedonia Should Further Develop Renewable Energy Capacity

“Macedonia should further develop renewable energy capacity following the introduction of the new energy law, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Tuesday. ‘The authorities face a window of opportunity in terms of attracting new investments following the introduction of the new energy law,’ the […]

Macedonian Police Issue Arrest Warrant for ex-Prime MinisterPhoto: N1

Macedonian Police Issue Arrest Warrant for ex-Prime Minister

“Macedonian police have issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been convicted and sentenced to a two-year prison term on corruption-related charges. Interior Ministry spokesman Toni Angelovski said the warrant for Gruevski’s arrest was issued November 12 following court instructions. Judges on November […]

Osmani Meets EU Enlargement CommissionerPhoto: Marcin Szala

Osmani Meets EU Enlargement Commissioner

“Vice PM for European Affairs Bujar Osmani briefed Monday in Brussels the EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, about Macedonia’s progress in implementing the necessary reforms on the road to EU membership. ‘The (reform) plan 18 has already been adopted by the Government and […]

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: President Ivanov in Paris; Former Leader Loses Appeal, Will Face Jail; Macedonia 2025 Panel Focuses on Human Capital; Macedonian Film Festival Kicks Off in Skopjeexploringmacedonia.com

Macedonia WEEKEND ROUNDUP: President Ivanov in Paris; Former Leader Loses Appeal, Will Face Jail; Macedonia 2025 Panel Focuses on Human Capital; Macedonian Film Festival Kicks Off in Skopje

“Today, President Gjorge Ivanov is on a working visit to the French Republic, where, on the invitation of the French President, Emanuel Macron, he will attend the ceremony marking the centenary of the end of the First World War. President Ivanov will also attend the reception, which will […]

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Expelled from ParliamentPhoto: N1

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Expelled from Parliament

“Lawmakers in Macedonia have backed a court request to expel from parliament former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who is facing imprisonment on corruption-related charges. A parliamentary committee voted Wednesday to recommend that lawmakers revoke Gruevski’s parliamentary mandate. The 48-year-old politician served as prime minister from 2006 to […]

Macedonia Shows Off Military to NATO Officials

Macedonia Shows Off Military to NATO Officials

“Senior NATO officials are in Macedonia to attend military demonstrations and meet top defense officials in the former Yugoslav republic that is hoping to become the 30th member of the alliance next year. The visiting delegation is headed by U.S. Lt. Gen. Steven Shepro, deputy chairman of NATO’s […]

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More Brain Drain to Macedonia?

“The government did not listen to appeals made by companies dealing with information and communication technologies and innovations and announced that from 1 January 2019 there will be a progressive taxation of 18% for the income of individuals with a monthly personal income over 90,000 denars. According to […]