Macedonia

North Macedonia’s new president signs off 21 laws his predecessor refused to endorse

bne IntelliNews May 21, 2019

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.

Environment for SMEs improved in Western Balkans, Turkey but potential still unexploited

bne IntelliNews May 7, 2019

SMEs are under-represented in international trade and their contribution to value added remains low, the latest SME Policy Index finds.

Governing coalition’s candidate wins presidential election runoff in North Macedonia

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje May 6, 2019

The victory for Stevo Pendarovski is a validation of the ruling coalition’s pro-western approach, prioritising Nato and EU integration.

Will operation “Broom” sweep pro-western Pendarovski to North Macedonia’s presidency?

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje April 25, 2019

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.

COLCHIS: Media Sustainability in Eurasia: What does the Data Say?

Ashwed Patil of Keshif April 25, 2019

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.

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