Seventy-two percent of Internet users in North Macedonia read news online, Eurostat research shows.
Of the countries in the region, Greeks (90 percent), Montenegrins (80) and Serbs (77) read news online more than Macedonian citizens, while Albanians (58 percent) read less online.
In the EU, nine out of ten people aged between 16 and 74 used the internet last year, mostly for reading news.
Among EU member states, the most Internet users who read online news are registered in Finland (93 percent), Lithuania and the Czech Republic (92 percent), and Croatia and Greece (90 percent).
Romania (59 percent), Germany (62 percent), France (63 percent), Italy (64 percent) and Belgium (67 percent) have the least number of online news readers.