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Brussels urges start to accession talks for Albania, Nth Macedonia
The EU Commission recommended the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia Monday, as it presented the countries' latest progress update on reforms related to the rule of law.

Albania, N. Macedonia ready for accession talks, says EU
The EU Council should open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, the Commission recommended Wednesday in its annual assessment of reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

Commission recommends membership talks for Albania, Macedonia
The Commission's annual Enlargement Package, adopted Tuesday, recommends that the Council open accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and with Albania.

Post-visa liberalisation monitoring for the Western Balkan countries - Fifth Report
The European Commission published on 25 February its fifth assessment of the functioning of the visa-free scheme with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The fifth post visa liberalisation report on the Western Balkans shows that more measures are necessary to maintain the integrity of the visa-free scheme and to address potential abuses of the EU asylum system.

Public Call for the first sales of the vineyard by collecting closed written offers with fixed starting price
Based on the Decision of the Basic Court in Shtip, Bankruptcy No.25/12 dated on 05.06.2012 by which a bankruptcy procedure was opened over the debtor AK Djumayliya joint – stock company in bankruptcy, Lozovo, the Decision of the Temporary Board of trustees for the first sales of the vineyards of the bankruptcy debtor by a public call for written bids from 08.11.2012 and the Decision of the Court, Bankruptcy No. 25/12 dated on 15.11.2012 by which the stated decision of the Temporary Board of trustees was approved, the Bankruptcy trustee announces the following:

Next steps for EU enlargement
The European Commission has recommended for a fourth time to open accession negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It recommends granting EU candidate status to Albania subject to completion of key reform steps, and proposes negotiating a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Kosovo once it has made progress in fulfilling a number of short term priorities. The Commission also confirmed that Croatia is on track in its membership preparations. In a set of annual reports, the Commission also assesses the progress towards EU accession made elsewhere in the Western Balkans, Turkey, and Iceland over the past year.

Republic of Macedonia: country overview
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – along with other Western Balkans countries – was identified as a potential candidate for EU membership during the Thessaloniki European CouncilSearch for available translations of the preceding link••• summit in 2003. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia applied for EU membership in March 2004. The Commission issued a favourable opinion in November 2005, and the Council decided in December 2005 to grant the country candidate status. In October 2009, the Commission recommended that accession negotiations be opened.

Delegation of the European Commission to FYR of Macedonia
Contacts of the European Commission delegation in Skopje.

IPA Regional Development Operational Programme in the FYR of Macedonia
The overall objective of the "Regional Development" programme is to support the sustainable development of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, through the improvement of transport and environment infrastructure. To this end, the programme will implement three operational priorities and one technical assistance priority.

Starting a business in FYRM
This World Bank site provides information about the procedures and costs associated with starting a business in the FYR of Macedonia.

FYR of Macedonia Investment Climate
As a small, open economy, the FYR of Macedonia continues to take active steps to attract foreign direct investment (FDI). The country has enacted legislation that not only ensures an equal footing for foreign investors vis-à-vis their domestic counterparts, but also provides numerous incentives to attract such investment. Even before gaining full membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) in April 2003, Macedonia consistently provided national treatment to foreign investors. The country has concluded a number of bilateral investment protection treaties and other multilateral conventions that impose stricter protection standards for foreign investors.

EU Enlargement Process - progress reports on the candidate countries: Croatia, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - key findings
The European Commission has adopted its annual strategy on EU enlargement. The Communication highlights the progress the Western Balkans and Turkey made towards European integration during a difficult year of global economic crisis, and spells out the main challenges facing them in the months and years to come. In the light of the progress achieved, the Commission decided to recommend the opening of negotiations with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In a major step forward for the region, visa liberalisation for the Western Balkans will progress substantially in 2010.

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia country profile
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became independent in 1991 as part of the break up of Yugoslavia. FYROM is a candidate for membership of the European Union.

Economic Chamber of Macedonia
Business news and investment information about Macedonia and the Macedonian economy

Macedonian Directory
Economy Resources in the Republic of Macedonia