It is a great success in such difficult year to ensure the payment of social benefits, not a single day of delay in payment of pensions, as well as to ensure sufficient funds for realization of the ambitious public investment program.


I believe that having in mind the perspectives of the Macedonian economy, which NBRM also agreed will improve next year, Central Bank will have the possibility and the stimulus to be soon ready and more determined for an additional and larger reduction of the interest rate – Stavreski said.


At today’s meeting with the Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, representatives of the Association of Pensioners “Dostoinstvo” expressed their gratitude for the government decision, according to which, 10, 000 pensioners will be provided free treatment and nursing in Macedonian spas starting next year.


For the first time in November 2009, Public Revenue Office collected more revenues in relation to the same period last year, Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, announced after the meeting with PRO Director, Goran Trajkovski.


Russia will return the clearing debt worth US$ 60 million to Macedonia, through the realization of a gasification project, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski said today, after his stay in the Russian Federation.


In 2010, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to invest in many projects in Macedonia worth up to EUR 150 million.


Government of the Republic of Macedonia adopted 2010 Draft Budget at its session held yesterday. Revenues are projected at Denar 143,257 billion, an increase by 3.4% compared to 2009, and expenditures are projected to Denar 153,720 billion or by 2.8% higher compared to 2009. Deficit is projected at 2.5% of GDP, amounting to Denar 10,460 billion.


Japan Credit Rating Agency JCR with positive forecasts for Macedonia’s credit rating. JCR has affirmed its BB+ rating with stable outlook for Macedonia, i.e. it has confirmed Standard&Poor’s expectations for maintenance of the current credit ability of Macedonia in future.


Ten best students in each generation at the Faculty of Economics in Skopje will be offered employment with the Ministry of Finance, while 20 and so student will be offered volunteering in government institutions.


IMF Mission made upward revision of GDP projections for this year, from initial 2.5% to – 1% to 1.5%.