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Macedonia (FYROM)

Risk Watch  06/04/10

Macedonia's Economy Registered 1.2% Growth

Macedonia registered year-on-year GDP growth of 1.2% in the fourth quarter of 2009. However, it is too early for the country to claim that its economy has completely recovered from the economic crisis...
Risk Watch  19/02/10

United We Don’t Stand: Macedonia’s Ethnic Albanian Parties to Go It Alone

Macedonia’s ethnic Albanian parties rejected a plan to form a united ethnic-Albanian front against Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s government....
 
Political Forecast  15/02/10

Support for the Macedonian Government Remains High

The latest polls show the greatest number of Macedonians supporting the governing coalition, but some of them indicate the main opposition party is closing the gap....
Risk Watch  21/01/10

IMF: Macedonia’s Economy Will Probably Grow in 2010

Macedonia’s economy will probably emerge from recession in 2010, with GDP growing by 2% for the year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s latest annual review....
 
Risk Watch  14/12/09

Decision on Macedonian EU Membership Talks Postponed Until 2010

The European Union on December 8 deferred a decision on opening membership talks with Macedonia after Greece shot the proposal down....
Political Forecast  22/10/09

Stable Macedonian Government, but Clashes over an Encyclopaedia

The Macedonian Government and the economy remains stable, but the Macedonian Encyclopaedia caused stirs in the coalition. There were also positive developments in EU integration and Kosovan matters...
 
Chart of the Week  13/10/09

Ease of doing business - comparative chart between GCC, CEE and SEE regions

The chart shows absolute ranking of the selected countries in the World Bank Doing Business 2010 Report. Most SEE countries have improved their position since the last report. Despite this, they are i...
Risk Watch  05/10/09

The First Macedonian Encyclopaedia Caused Tensions

The Macedonian Academy of Science and Arts (MANU) launched the first national "Macedonian Encyclopaedia", funded by the government. However, its content caused conflicts with Albania....
 
Risk Watch  24/08/09

Foreign Investment in Macedonia Shrinks

Foreign investment in Macedonia fell 50% Jan-May 2009 y-o-y. This trend adds weight and pressure to the criticisms against PM Gruevski’s government that it cannot handle the crisis well....
Risk Watch  24/08/09

Diplomatic Tensions between Bulgaria and Macedonia

Jailing a Macedonian resident with Bulgarian citizenship is causing diplomatic tensions between the two countries....
 
Political Forecast  04/08/09

New Croatian PM Facing the same problems as his predecesssor

The new PM Jadranka Kosor is facing largely the same problems as his predecessor, such as economic slowdown, fight against corruption and organized crime, and EU accession. ...
Risk Watch  29/07/09

PM Trying to Rebuild his Cabinet after Resignations

Macedonia’s conservative PM Nikola Gruevski is rebuilding his cabinet after the resignations of several ministers....
 
Risk Watch  09/07/09

Economic troubles in Macedonia (FYROM)

The financial crisis is taking its toll on the country, and the Prime Minister wants EU mission to end....
Political Forecast  19/06/09

Unsolved Name Issue Plague Macedonian Government

Unsolved name issue might cause turbulence within the government,ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration (DUI) might leave the government before the end of the year....
 
Political Forecast  19/06/09

Name Issue still Plagues Macedonian Government

Macedonia, although hit by the consequences of the financial crisis, continues to remain an economically and politically stable country, although the name issue still divides the government....
Risk Watch  18/06/09

Budget and ethnic woes in Macedonia (FYROM)

The revision of budget projections for 2009 is an important step to guarantee the stability of the public finances and the confidence of foreign investors, however steeper cuts will be needed....
 
Risk Watch  26/05/09

Macedonia (FYROM) anticipates visa liberalization as of 1 Jan 2010

Starting EU accession talks, visa regime liberalization and decentralization in IPA funds management are the three priorities of Macedonia....
Political Forecast  16/04/09

Macedonian Elections stablilize the Country

Results of presidential and municipal elections have stabilized the position of the government, giving it unprecedented power....
 
Political Forecast  13/03/09

Macedonia Prepares for Local and Presidential Elections

The governing coalition is stable save for a few internal disputes. The conformity to international standards of the upcoming elections will be an benchmark of the country's development....
Political Forecast  02/10/08

Infighting Intensifies among Bulgarian Socialists as Congress Approaches

Internal conflict between the circles of Bulgarian Socialist Party has intensified with the National Congress approaching....
 
 

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