North Macedonia

North Macedonia’s ex-secret police chief shows up after search drama

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 23, 2021

Speculation in North Macedonia over whether Saso Mijalkov's disappearance ahead of court verdict was just a prank or something more complex.

North Macedonia’s ex-secret police chief flees days before final court verdict

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 22, 2021

Police have issued an international arrest warrant for Saso Mijalkov, a cousin of North Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski.

Nato and North Macedonia sign agreement on preventing cyber incidents

bne IntelliNews February 21, 2021

MoU to help North Macedonia increase its resilience to cyber threats.

North Macedonia's manufacturing confidence indicator down by 8.8 pp y/y in January

bne IntelliNews February 15, 2021

Indicator inches up m/m as current order volume and future expectations improve slightly.

North Macedonia’s public prosecutors launch investigation into Eurostandard Bank collapse

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje February 8, 2021

Eurostandard Bank's owner among four suspected of money laundering and causing the bankruptcy of the bank, whose licence was with drawn in 2020.

BEYOND THE BOSPORUS: Soft power in the Balkans, hard power in the Caucasus

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow February 7, 2021

A mid-sized power, Turkey wields considerable clout in its near neighbourhood.

Women in Skopje stage protest against private chat groups with explicit photos

bne IntelliNews February 4, 2021

Arrests already made over pornographic content taken without permission and shared in the Telegram mobile app’s “Public Room” chat group.

North Macedonia’s industrial production returns to growth in December

bne IntelliNews January 30, 2021

Industrial production returned to a positive trend after declining for nine months in a row as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Transparency International warns of backsliding in Serbia and Bosnia

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2021

But hopes for improvements in Romania and Moldova as reform-minded politicians take power.

North Macedonia’s state-owned loss-makers await new owners

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 27, 2021

Post and rail transport operators top the list of companies the government is determined to sell or find a private partner for after years of losses.