Yesterday, Ministry of Finance successfully issued the Eurobond on the international capital market in the amount of EUR 175 million. Maturity period of the Eurobond is 3.5 years, i.e. January 2013. Coupon interest rate offered was 9.875%. This is the second Eurobond the Republic of Macedonia issues.


Services rendered by the municipalities in Macedonia that moved to the second stage of decentralization will be improved through projects to be financed with World Bank loan in the amount of EUR 18.9 million. Loan Agreement for the Municipal Services Improvement Project was signed today by the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Trajko Slaveski, and World Bank Resident Representative, Marcus Repnik.


Funds from the European Investment Bank intended for small- and medium-sized enterprises as response to the crisis are already available to the enterprises. Loan Agreement and Guarantee Agreement were signed today by the Minister of Finance, Trajko Slaveski, EIB representative, Dominique Courbin and Deputy Director of the Macedonian Bank for Development Promotion, Kenan Idrizi.


There was large interest shown in treasury bills offered by the Ministry of Finance on today’s auction. Three-month treasury bills, with and without foreign exchange clause, were offered, as well as 12-month treasury bills with foreign exchange clause.


Today, Ministry of Finance introduced new financial instrument on the government securities market, government securities with foreign exchange clause.


Delegation from the Ministry of Finance, headed by Minister Trajko Slaveski, will take part in EBRD Annual Meeting on 15 and 16 May 2009 to be held in London.


Delegation from the Ministry of Finance, headed by Minister Trajko Slaveski Ph.D., will take part in EBRD Annual Meeting to be held on 15 and 16 May 2009 in London.


During the Meeting, Minister Slaveski, as Governor of the Republic of Macedonia in EBRD, will participate in the work of the Board of Governors session, addressing the audience on behalf of the Republic of Macedonia.


Regular meeting of Ministers of Finance and Economy of the EU Member States and Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks of the candidate countries – Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Croatia and Republic of Turkey was held today, 5 May 2009.


Washington D.C., 27th April (MIA) – International Monetary Fund and World Bank gave positive remarks for the 2009 Supplementary Budget which the Government prepared, according to which expenditures are rationalized and set of anti-crisis measures is adopted.


Washington D.C., 25th April (MIA) – At the meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to be held today and tomorrow in Washington D.C., Vice Prime Minister Zoran Stavreski and Minister of Finance Trajko Slaveski will present the resent set of measures of the Government and 2009 Supplementary Budget, MIA reporter said.