Skopje, 27th February 2017 (MIA) – Republic of Macedonia will enhance the capacities of the institutions involved in the fight against economic crime, money laundering and financing terrorism. Project worth EUR 1,350 million, launched today, has been funded by the European Commission and the Council of Europe, while the Financial Intelligence Office has been in charge thereof.
Skopje, 22nd February 2017 (MIA) – Ranking of Macedonia at the 31st position according to the Index of Economic Freedom of Heritage Foundation, and the progress by 10 points in only ten years is stunning and something I have never seen elsewhere. You should be proud thereof, the Ambassador Terry Miller, the Director of the Center of Trade and Economic of this Foundation said at today's presentation of the Report in Skopje.
Gevgelija, 15th February 2017 (MIA) – Today, realization of the Project for Improvement of the Water Supply System with financial support of the IPA funds and the World Bank commenced in Gevgelija, being aimed at improving the water supply o 17,000 inhabitants in Gevgelija, Mrzenci, Moin, Bogorodica, as well as Selemi and Stojakovo in Bogdanci Municipality.
17th January 2017, Vienna – Machinery and transport equipment – sophisticated goods accounted for 5% of the total export in the period before, while now, they represent one third of the total export. More than 35% of Macedonian total export is produced in the technological industrial zones,. Minister of Finance Kiril Minoski pointed out at the annual ”Euromoney” Conference held in Vienna, also attended by the Governor of the National Bank Dimitar Bogov.
Skopje, 4th January 2017 (MIA) – Despite the effects of the most complex political crisis since Republic of Macedonia gained its independence, the economy has yielded positive results anyway. Economic growth would most probably exceed government projections, while unemployment has been reduced to the historically lowest level. Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, said for an interview with TV Sitel.
Skopje, 3rd January 2017 (MIA) – State Budget is in excellent condition. Last year ended with an excellent 99% collection of taxes and by around 1 percentage point lower deficit than the projections. Budget execution, such as payment of salaries and pensions, as well as other expenditures, will be smooth and on regular basis this year as well, as was the case so far. Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, said for an interview with TV Sitel.
27th December 2016, Skopje, TV Nova – Should first three quarters be analyzed, growth rates are continuously higher than 2.5%. Average growth of GDP in the first three quarters is 2.7%, Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, said today.
He also underlined that, despite the obstacles, growth was higher than Government’s projection for this period.
- Should we take into account that GDP growth projection was revised to 2.3%, we can see that growth is higher than these projections, despite the objective obstacles we have faced, Minoski said.
Bitola, 7th December 2016 (MIA) – Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, met managers of successful companies from Pelagonija region today, speaking of, according to him, the Government’s commitment to stimulate development of the private sector and encourage the dialogue between the public and the private sector.
Kicevo, 6th December 2016 (MIA) – Businessmen pay three-times lower taxes today compared to ten years ago. Effective tax rate was 43.5% in 2006 according to World Bank “Doing Business Report” and today it accounts for 13% or three times less.
Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, pointed this out at the meeting with the representatives from the Chamber of Commerce from Kicevo.
Kicevo, 6th December 2016 (MIA) – Export doubled in the last ten years. It amounted to below EUR 2 billion in 2006, reaching over EUR 4 billion in 2015, with a tendency to exceed this amount this year, Minister of Finance, Kiril Minoski, pointed out at meeting with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce from Kicevo.