The Association of Chambers of Commerce of Macedonia appeals for extensive consultation and intensification of the dialogue with the relevant institutions in order for the economic measures to have a positive effect on the real sector and to be realistically applicable. In times of health and economic crisis, companies are facing a challenge...
Mandatory retirement at 64 years of age for men and 62 for women will not apply to the private sector, but only to the public sector, Minister of Labor and Social Policy Jagoda Sahpaska announced on Sunday. “It is a law that will include all employees in the public sector...
Former adviser to the Ministry of Finance Branimir Jovanovic considers the increase in electricity price to be a political decision, and is even more concerned about what is being done to satisfy the three large monopoly companies EVN, ESM and MEPSO. "The explanation given by the Regulatory is quite clumsy...
The newly appointed head of the Directorate for Technological Industrial Development Zones (TIDZ) Jovan Despotovski announced the entry of new companies in the industrial zone and informed that he contacts three potential investors from different industries, but also that analyzes are made to increase salaries of employees in industrial...
A quarter of citizens say they have lost their jobs due to the coronacrisis, according to the latest opinion poll conducted by the Skopje-based Institute for Political Research. According to the survey, 25.8% of respondents say that either they or a member of their family temporarily or permanently lost their...
The Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia is rebranding itself as an "Association with the same purpose" in order to make more efficient and visible engagements for the membership and the workers, informs the union. As it is stated in the announcement, the new and rebranded activity of SSM is...
In the midst of a pandemic, state-owned company MEPSO increased the salaries of the employees by 17% and distributed high bonuses for paid annual vacation. For the first time in 10 years, the electricity transmission company reported a loss of 5.8m euros, according to the 2020 financial report. However,...
Тhe unemployment rate in 2020 was 16.4 percent, according to the State Statistical Office. According to the published data for 2020, the number of active population in Macedonia is 950 858 people, of which 794 909 are employed and 155 949 people are unemployed. The activity rate in this period...
 Government officials have increasingly begun to publicize the thesis that if necessary, they will increase public debt by another 10%, which would amount to 70% of Gross Domestic Product. Unable to manage well the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the government will owe us another 10% of...
The Association of Chambers of Commerce of Macedonia opposes the proposal to increase the excise tax on fuels. - This request for increase, which was proposed to the Government by the Chamber of Commerce, will cause additional burden on households, farmers, will increase the prices of transport, as well as...