Category Archives: Macedonia (FYROM)

Press Releases & News from Macedonia (FYROM) distributed via EuropaWire

OSCE Head of Mission to Skopje Suomalainen Offers Reform Process Support to to New Prime Minister

SKOPJE, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Head of the OSCE Mission to Skopje Nina Suomalainen met today in Skopje with the newly elected Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and congratulated on his election as the Prime Minister. “I welcome the intention … Read the full press release

Informal Sector Poses Biggest Challenge to Economic Growth of Western Balkans

Grey economy, politics, taxes and electricity named as obstacles to business LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Countries in the Western Balkans have strong growth potential, which can be realised with the right investment and a better business environment. But life … Read the full press release

Bulgarian foreign minister Daniel Mitov: Bulgaria strictly supports the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the Republic of Macedonia

SOFIA, 26-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bulgaria strictly supports the European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the Republic of Macedonia. I believe that all Western Balkan countries belong in a united and strong Europe, and Bulgaria is ready to support the efforts … Read the full press release

Van Hool opens new bus plant in Skopje, Macedonia

Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski cuts the ribbon. Investment of 25 million € offers Van Hool new opportunities at home and abroad. More than 125 vehicles have already been produced by 430 employees in Macedonia. Skopje, Macedonia, 14-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Nikola Gruevski, … Read the full press release

EBRD launched new €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support energy conservation in the region

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is launching the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region. The facility is combining necessary longer-term financing … Read the full press release

OSCE launched non-discrimination media campaign in Skopje, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM), 16-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Raising awareness on equality and anti-discrimination and safeguarding social diversity is the aim of an OSCE-supported media campaign launched in Skopje today. The wide range campaign was initiated by the Labor and Social Policy Ministry … Read the full press release

ECB and Republic of Macedonia National Bank complete EU-funded cooperation programme

11-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Central Bank (ECB) and the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia (NBRM) today completed a cooperation programme aimed at helping the NBRM to advance its preparations for joining the European System of Central Banks … Read the full press release

EBRD’s new strategy for FYR Macedonia to help the country integrate into regional and global markets

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EBRD has adopted a new strategy for FYR Macedonia which sets out the Bank’s priorities for the country. The strategy aims at supporting the country’s integration into regional and global markets through the Bank’s investments and other activities, … Read the full press release

Štefan Füle discusses the progress and shortcomings of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Plenary session of the European Parliamen / Brussels 23-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — President, Honourable Members, I would like to pay tribute to the quality of the report which has been prepared by your Rapporteur, Mr. Richard Howitt. I welcome the … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group completes the acquisition of QBE Makedonija

Vienna Insurance Group new market leader in Macedonia 20-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG) has concluded the acquisition of a majority stake in QBE Makedonija. VIG has acquired 92.9 percent of the voting rights in the Macedonian … Read the full press release

Induction programmes for new teachers in the EU are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Induction programmes designed to offer personalised support and advice for new teachers are now mandatory in 15 EU Member States (Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and the UK) … Read the full press release

41 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series cars to participate in this year’s Allgäu-Orient Rally automotive adventure

Munich, 25-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Its organisers describe the Allgäu-Orient Rally as “one of the world’s last remaining automotive adventures”. The vehicles gathered for the eighth edition of this low-budget rally – which doubles as a fundraising event with a difference – … Read the full press release

EC report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s progress in implementing EU-related reforms

 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Reforms continue despite political tensions Brussels, 18-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission issued today a report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s progress in implementing EU-related reforms and on steps taken on good neighbourly … Read the full press release

Commissioner Stefan Fule visited Skopje for a meeting of the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD)

Brussels, 10-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 9 April, Commissioner Stefan Fule visited Skopje for a meeting of the High Level Accession Dialogue (HLAD), established in March 2012 between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the European Commission, which continues to provide … Read the full press release

EU invests €272.75m in the Western Balkans to help regional cooperation

Brussels, 28-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has finalised a series of measures to promote regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries totalling €272.75 million for the period 2012-2013. “These funds are good news as regional cooperation is a central element of … Read the full press release

Joint statement by the Heads of Mission of the European Union, the OSCE, and the United States in Skopje

Brussels, 27-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Joint statement by the Heads of Mission of the European Union, the OSCE, and the United States in Skopje The Heads of Mission of the European Union, the OSCE, and the United States in Skopje today issued … Read the full press release

Renewed EU financial support to reforms in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Brussels, 14-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has earmarked €56 million to support reforms in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that are key for its EU accession process, including in the justice system, the economy, the agricultural sector and the … Read the full press release

Press statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolay Mladenov in Sofia

Sofia, 1-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — I had a very frank and constructive discussion with the Foreign Minister and earlier I had good meetings with the President, Prime Minister, and members of the Parliament. The European Union is still facing consequences of … Read the full press release

The EU and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia sign agreement to enhance crisis management cooperation

Brussels, 29-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Executive Secretary General of the European External Action Service, Pierre Vimont, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Nikola Poposki, signed today a Framework Agreement for the participation of the … Read the full press release