North Macedonia

COVID-19 second wave strikes parts of emerging Europe

bne IntelliNews June 30, 2020

WHO warns of a “very serious resurgence” that risks pushing healthcare systems “to the brink” in 10 countries from the region after lockdowns were eased.

Balkan Business Sentiment Index reached historic high in 2019

bne IntelliNews June 25, 2020

Progress towards EU accession lifted sentiment, but businesspeople still see corruption as one of their biggest problems.

Western Balkan coal power plants still greatly exceed pollution limits

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 24, 2020

Levels of sulphur dioxide emitted by power plants in the EU-aspiring region exceed pollution limits by almost six times, finds a new report from Bankwatch.

Spikes in new COVID-19 cases reported in several European emerging market countries

bne IntelliNews June 16, 2020

As governments continue to lift lockdowns and travel restrictions across Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe, several countries in the region have reported record-high numbers of new infections in the last few days.

CEE banks heading for one of their worst crises in 10 years

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow June 15, 2020

Post-COVID-19, banks in Central and Southeast Europe expect demand for financing to contract sharply, credit standards to tighten and an increase in NPLs, a new EIB survey shows.

North Macedonia’s president ends state of emergency despite rising number of coronavirus cases

bne IntelliNews June 14, 2020

With the end of the state of emergency, election activities are resuming, which means that the general election should be held on July 5.

North Macedonia’s government opens the way for July 5 general election

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje June 10, 2020

The parliament in Skopje was dissolved back in February but the vote, originally planned for April, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

No room for complacency amid new corona outbreaks in emerging Europe

bne IntelIiNews June 9, 2020

Surge in new COVID-19 cases in Caucasus, Moldova and Poland, while fresh outbreaks in Balkans show virus not yet under control.

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