Six foreign companies will certainly invest in Macedonia this year, deputy PM and minister of finance Zoran Stavreski said in an interview for state news agency MIA. An IT company plans to open a facility in Skopje and will employ 1,100 people, he said. A German automotive industry firm will build a factory in Veles that will create 600 jobs. A European company from the automotive industry also announced the opening of a factory that will employ 250 to 400 workers. This investor has not selected a location yet, with the choice being among Skopje, Stip and Ohrid.
Stavreski did not disclose the names of these three firms. Three Turkish companies will also launch investments this year, opening 600 new jobs, he added. This information likely refers to the investments by the medical product manufacturers Matek Medical, Istem Medical and Total that were officially announced earlier in 2013.
The minister also said they are negotiating with several other companies from the automotive industry and the electronics sector among others.
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