Despite the political situation the country faces, declining trend of unemployment continues each quarter.
Skopje, 6th January 2014 (MIA) – The Government has given one more last chance to the citizens to purchase courtyard lots at the price of EUR 1 per square meter in the next nine months. If they fail to purchase the courtyard lots within this deadline, they will have to sign land lease agreement. There is great interest shown. After the expiry of the previous deadline, t over 1970 cases for land purchase were submitted, however the interest is actually even greater.
The state started settling its liabilities towards the companies today already. In an interview for Ekonomski.mk, Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, said that first half of the debt would be paid in a month, while the whole process would be completed by February next year.
Supplementary Budgets are very common. There will be need for Supplementary Budget in the course of the third quarter this year, however, such need is not urgent. My estimates are that there is not need for such large expenditure cuts.
There will be no devaluation in September either.
If we estimate that there is a need for a formal arrangement with the IMF so as to maintain macroeconomic stability, we will not have second thoughts. So, we leave all doors open and we believe it is a reasonable approach in conditions of global economic crisis.
There will be Supplementary Budget, but not now.
There will be Supplementary Budget by the end of the summer, however there are no precise numbers on expenditure cuts yet, new Minister of Finance Zoran Stavreski said.