Macedonia

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Remember all those references to Macedonia as the oasis of peace in the Balkans. You only really appreciate it when you have lost it.

Boris Trajkovski June 1956 – February 2004.President of the Republic of Macedonia from 1999 to 2004.

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Analysis

Analysis:

OVERVIEW: MACEDONIA

In 2013 Macedonia’s unwanted status of being the longest running EU accession candidate in the western Balkans, looked set to continue. In October 2012, for the fifth successive year in a row, the European Commission urged the opening of accession talks with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. However, given the political turmoil seen in 2012 and the genuine concerns about media freedom in the country, it was too simple to ascribe the continuing failure of EU member states to agree the recommendation and set a date for the talks on their country’s name dispute with Greece.

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Profile

Profile:

PROFILE: MACEDONIA

 

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Republika Makedonija (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) (FYROM)
Head of State: President Gjorgje Ivanov (VMRO–DPMNE) (from 12 May 2009) (re-elected on 27 April 2014)
Head of government: Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski (from 2006; re-elected 5 Jun 2011 and 27 Apr 2014)
Ruling party: Coalition (of 22 parties), led by Vnatrešno-Makedonska Revoluciona Organizacija-Demokratska Partija za Makedonsko Nacionalno Edintsvo (VMRO-DPMNE) (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation-Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity) (from 2006; re-elected 5 Jun 2011 and 27 Apr 2014)
Area: 25,713 square km
Population: 2.07 million (2014)*
Capital: Skopje
Official language: Macedonian and Albanian.
Currency: Macedonian denar (Md) = 100 deni
Exchange rate: Md55.23 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$5,481 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 3.77% (2014)
GDP: US$11.34 billion (2014)
Labour force: 961,000 (2014)*
Unemployment: 28.45% (2014)
Inflation: -0.13% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$2.47 billion (2014)*
* estimated figure

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