Gjorge Ivanov refused to sign the bills, on topics including financial support for investments and reforms to the security services, in protest against the change of the country's name to North Macedonia.
SMEs are under-represented in international trade and their contribution to value added remains low, the latest SME Policy Index finds.
The victory for Stevo Pendarovski is a validation of the ruling coalition’s pro-western approach, prioritising Nato and EU integration.
The poor showing for their candidate in the first round of the presidential election shocked North Macedonia’s ruling coalition, which has pledged to wipe out incompetent officials as it fights for the votes of the ethnic Albanian minority.
Southeast Europe enjoys a largely free and vibrant press, but an index developed by consultant Keshif shows that the press is coming under pressure and diversity and quality are slipping.