Latest News from Macedonia

Dacic to be in Macedonia on September 14-15

BELGRADE - Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic will pay an official visit to Macedonia on September 14 and 15, his first such visit to the country since he took up office as foreign minister.

Military reps of 20 countries attend "Shield 04" exercise

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.

China Pledges to Help Albania Build Highway

Albania is hoping to tap Chinese money for an important and costly highway to Macedonia, Albanian and Chinese media reported on Wednesday after Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama met Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang at an economic forum in Tianjin.

Unemployment rate drops to 27 percent in June

Greece’s unemployment rate dropped to 27 percent in June, compared to 27.1 percent in May, the country’s Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday. The agency’s report showed that 1,303,884 people were out of work in June.

13-th Tattoo Fest Sofia To Take Place In October

The 13-th edition of the Tattoo Fest Sofia will take place on October 4-5 in the 4km Party Center.

Besides the tattoo booths, the festival will offer stands selling jewelry, clothes and accessories.

Bulgaria Boasts Increase in Wood Export to Non-EU Countries

Bulgaria's wood exports currently stand at slightly over 329 thousand tonnes, compared to around 166 thousand tonnes for the entire 2013, according to Customs Agency data for exports to Turkey and Macedonia.

Making the most of our legacy

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.

Another Macedonian citizen reportedly dies in Middle East

Another Macedonian citizen reportedly dies in Middle East

SKOPJE -- A 23-year-old Macedonian citizen identified as Dzelal S. has died in the war in Syria, according to reports.

His photograph has been posted on social networks along with a caption reading that he died "a shaheed."

Stunning statues found at ancient Greek tomb

Two stunning caryatid statues have been unearthed holding up the entrance to the biggest ancient tomb ever found in Greece, archaeologists said.

Fitch Affirms Macedonia's Rating at BB+ with Stable Outlook

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-'.

'Bulgarian Rhapsody' Enters Oscars 2014 Foreign Language Film Contest

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.

Tighter security ordered at Amphipolis tomb

Regional authorities in Central Macedonia, where archaeologists are excavating a large burial mound that has sparked intense media interest and captivated the public’s 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.

Balkan Economic Competitiveness Makes Uneven Progress

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.

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Deloitte: Ten companies from Serbia among CE Top 500

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.

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