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Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:30am

 
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited the Republic of North Macedonia on November 13, 2019.

He visited Fx3x, a Skopje-based, internationally recognized visual-effects and animation company that has worked on Hollywood blockbusters such as Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Martian, and attended the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate USAID's relationship with Fx3x. With seed funding from USAID, Fx3x has become an award-winning and Oscar-nominated company with its own training program to prepare the next generation of animators. The success of the firm stands as a testament to what USAID can achieve when it works with the private sector.

Administrator Green then traveled to South East European University (SEEU) in Tetovo, founded in 2001 as a multilingual, multicultural institution through the collaborative efforts of USAID, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and other international donors. At SEEU, the Administrator attended a business fair, where he discussed incentives and obstacles for private-sector involvement in addressing development issues.

Mirjana Makedonska, Chief of Party of USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and Kristijan Danilovski, co-founder and managing director at FX3X signing the MOU
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:45am

USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project and FX3X will collaborate on increasing employment in the VFX and CG animation careers and developing the two trades. The Project and the company will co-finance a training program for visual effects and digital animation which will help its participants find employment in this rapidly growing industry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:15pm

From November 6-13, 2019, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Berlin, Germany; Tirana, Albania; Pristina, Kosovo; and Skopje, North Macedonia.

USAID Acting Country Representative, Gretchen Birkle and the Slovak Ambassador to North Macedonia Henrik Markus signed a memorandum of understanding
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:30am
Today, June 19, 2019, the National Convention on European Union (NCEU) organized a Plenary Conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the event, USAID and SlovakAid signed a memorandum of understanding with each side committing to an additional approximate $100K to continue the project for two more years.  The MOU demonstrates Slovakia’s forward trajectory along its development journey moving from a recipient of US development assistance to now an equal partner with the U.S. providing their own bilateral assistance to help other nations rise up.
Factoring Conference
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:30am

Today, May 14, 2019, the USAID Factoring Project, in collaboration with Factor Chain International, the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, and the Macedonian Banking Association, hosted the first regional conference on factoring as an alternative tool for financing micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The main goals of this regional conference are to increase the understanding and use of factoring among MSMEs, and encourage domestic financial institutions to adopt best practices for trade finance and supply chain factoring.

Gretchen Birkle recognized the importance of developing solutions jointly through public-private dialogue.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:45am

The USAID Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project hosted two forums – one in Tetovo and one in Skopje – to discuss the challenges domestic companies face with finding qualified employees in North Macedonia. The forum addressed new measures to increase employment and qualifications of young professionals entering the labor market.

Gretchen Birkle, Acting Country Representative for USAID Macedonia
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:15am

USAID’s Partnership for Better Business Regulation Project, implemented in partnership with the four main chambers of commerce in country, held a presentation of the annual assessment of the business environment in Macedonia for 2018.

United States Chargé d’Affaires Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm with the winners of the citizen journalism competition and "Top Tema na Vasha Strana" team
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:15pm

Skopje, Macedonia – Today, December 19, 2018, Telma TV and the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) celebrated the completion of USAID’s support for the Top Tema – On Your Side television show at Public Room. Telma TV and MCIC also announced the winners of the fourth and final round of the USAID-funded citizen journalism competition.

United States Chargé d’Affaires Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm and Editor-in-Chief of Telma TV Atanas Kirovski delivered opening remarks and handed out certificates of recognition to the ten winners of the citizen journalism competition.

U.S. Ambassador Jess Baily at the Anti-corruption conference
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 1:30pm

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day today, the Platform of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Fight Against Corruption, supported by USAID, organized a conference titled, “Urgent Priority Reforms: Strengthening the Institutional Framework in the Fight Against Corruption: Was Progress Made?” at the Alexander Palace Hotel in Skopje. The conference gathered together representatives from the government, public institutions, the media, and civil society to discuss a coordinated effort to fight corruption in Macedonia.

Signing of the MoU at the Government of Macedonia
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 5:00am

Today, USAID’s Development of Regional Energy Markets Project, the Government of Republic of Macedonia and the Energy Regulatory Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will facilitate technical assistance by USAID to harmonize Macedonian energy legislation with the European Union’s energy regulations. Earlier this year, USAID assisted with the development of the new Energy Law, adopted by the Government of Macedonia in May.

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