Besimi – Byrnes: USA - major strategic partner

 “United States of America are one of the most important strategic partners to the Republic of North Macedonia. Excellent political relations between the two countries are to encourage and deepen the economic cooperation in near future. We expect increased level of direct investments from the USA in the coming period, which will provide for job creation for highly educated personnel and export of higher value-added goods”, stated the Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, at todays’ official meeting with the Ambassador of the United States of America, Kate Byrnes, accompanied by the USAID North Macedonia Country Representative, Eric Janowsky. 

Besimi - Galloway: United Kingdom's support - key to creating a new, better public financial system in the country

24th September 2020, Skopje - The support the United Kingdom provides, is of great importance for the reforms that have been undertaken as regards ​​public finances, such as the new Budget Law, being in the final stage of preparation, which is to be published on the Single National Electronic Register of Regulations of the Republic of North Macedonia in the upcoming period, as well as the integrated information system for public financial management. This pointed out at today's meeting between Minister Of Finance Fatmir Besimi and the British Ambassador to North Macedonia Rachel Galloway.

Besimi: Next year is expected to be a year of recovery with 4.8% GDP growth

24th September 2020, Skopje - Growth in 2021 is initially expected to account for 4.8% of GDP, in line with the baseline scenario. Next year is expected to be a year of economic recovery, although the starting basis for growth of 4.8% will be lower compared to the previous year, Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi said in an interview for “Economic Magazine" on Alsat M TV. He also underlined that COVID-19 crisis is of much larger scale than the 2009 global financial crisis.

Besimi - Arsovska: Through inclusive process to solutions to exit the crisis

24th September 2020, Skopje - Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, had a working meeting with the President of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, Danela Arsovska.

Minister Besimi underlined the significance of the partnership between the Government and the private sector, also pointing out that, in addition to the measures undertaken, consistency is also important.

Besimi - Reka: Realization of infrastructure projects is key to enhancing the economic cooperation

Deepening the good-neighbourly relations and realizing infrastructure projects to enhance the economic cooperation between the Republic of North Macedonia and Albania were the topics discussed at today’s meeting of Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, with the Albanian Ambassador to Macedonia, Fatos Reka. Ambassador Reka congratulated Minister Besimi on his appointment, wishing him success in his new duties.

Besimi - Jan Kop: deepening the cooperation with the Kingdom of Netherlands

Deepened cooperation as regards FDIs, implementation of activities as part of 2020-2021 Bilateral Cooperation Programme, as well the measures, being undertaken so as to cope with the health and the economic crisis, were discussed at today’s meeting between Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi and the Netherland’s Ambassador, Dirk Jan Kop.

Besimi – Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia: State guarantee scheme, tax calendar and e-invoice to be introduced

18th September 2020, Skopje – Introducing state guarantee scheme, tax calendar, e-invoice, are just few of the requests which the Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, during the meeting at the Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia, promised the businessmen to be met in the coming period.

Ministerial-expert panel held in MoF: Through SMART finances to overcoming the crisis faster and accelerated and sustainable eco

17th September 2020, Skopje – Economic challenges and perspectives for the coming period, new anti-crisis measures, as well as introduction of new system policies, will be the catalyst for the recovery, and for the growth subsequently, these were the topics discussed at today’s panel discussion “SMART Finances and Economic Policies amid Pandemic and the ‘New Normal’”, organized by the Ministry and the Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, attended by former Ministers of Finance and experts in the field of economy and finances.

Besimi: Predictability in the field of tax policy and raising the VAT registration to EUR 3 million, as support for small- and m

Predictability in the field of tax policy - retaining the 10% profit tax in the next 4-year period, tax benefits for export-oriented companies under the new Law on Value Added Tax, preferential rates of 5% for agricultural producers and craftsmen, as well as raising the VAT registration threshold to Denar 3 million as of 2022. This was announced by Minister of Finance Besimi in terms of tax policy throughout his 4-year term of office as Minister of Finance, for the purpose of providing support to the business sector. In addition, Besimi also announced the reduction of parafiscal charges up to 75%.

Besimi: Economic growth of 4% and average wage higher than Denar 32,000 for a better standard of the citizens

Growth rate of 4%-5% and 20% to 30% increase of wages, i.e. higher than Denar 32,000, in the coming four years so as to improve the standard of the citizens and the economy in the country. These are the main goals and tasks of the Minister of Finance, Fatmir Besimi, in his coming four-year term of office at this position. He underlined that his and the task of his team is to put the country, as soon as possible, back on the track towards solid economic growth, decent wages, job creation and unemployment reduction, predictable tax policy and European future for our citizens in general.