Latest News from Macedonia
BUJANOVAC - Military representatives from 20 countries visited "South" (Jug) military base near Bujanovac in southern Serbia on Thursday, where about 270 members of the Serbian Armed Forces (VS) are taking part in an exercise titled "Shield 04" as part of preparations for participation in UN and EU peacekeeping missions.
Findings at the Alexander the Great-era tomb that was recently unearthed near ancient Amphipolis in the Macedonia region of northern Greece have intrigued the Greek public and caused a fair share of excitement.
Fed up with the constant barrage of doom and gloom at home as well as internationally, the people are naturally looking for some good news.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Macedonia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BB+' with Stable Outlooks.
The issue ratings on senior unsecured foreign currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'BB+'. Fitch has also affirmed Macedonia's Short-term IDR at 'B' and Country Ceiling at 'BBB-'.
The National Cinema Council has picked Bulgarian Rhapsody as the Bulgarian movie to participate in the race for 2014's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Bulgarian Rhapsody, a co-production with Israel is the last part of a trilogy directed by Ivan Nichev dedicated to the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during WWII.
Regional authorities in Central Macedonia, where archaeologists are excavating a large burial mound that has sparked intense media interest and captivated the publics imagination have asked the government to increase security at the site. The request was made during a meeting on Thursday between Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas and Public Order Minister Vassilis Kililias.
The newly-published Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 said that Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia had moved up in the world competitive rankings, while Croatia and Albania dropped a few positions.
BELGRADE - Ten companies from Serbia appeared on this year's list of Top 500 companies from Central Europe (CE), based on their sales revenues in 2013, the best ranked companies being the Petroleum Industry of Serbia (NIS), Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) and Fiat Automobiles of Serbia, the audit and consulting company Deloitte announced on Wednesday.