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Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

(Kjafasan, North Macedonia) To facilitate trade and transport and enhance cross-border cooperation between North Macedonia and Albania, the U.S. Government, through USAID, is assisting the customs administrations of both countries to develop a joint border crossing point at the largest crossing between them: Kjafasan – Qafë Thanë. Joint border crossings significantly reduce the time to move goods across borders, and establishing them is a critical step to better prepare these countries for economic integration into the EU.

In support of the Bilateral Framework Agreement on establishing Joint Border Crossing Points signed by Prime Ministers Rama and Zaev, the U.S. Government will partner with both governments to strengthen the capacity of their customs administrations to perform joint border controls in line with international standards and best practices.

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.

Helping farmers in Pelagonia to modernize their milk production
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:45am

Today, June 28, 2018, USAID’s Business Ecosystem Project (BEP), together with Macedonian firms Zdravje Radovo, Sano, Ekoshar and Marancho, launched an initiative to help dairy farmers in Pelagonia modernize their milk production by co-investing in modern farming equipment and regional tranings that will be put to use on multiple dairy farms in the Pelagonia region to increase milk quality and yeilds. The new technology and know-how will make the region’s dairy farmers more competitive, enabling them to increase revenue and employment.

USAID General Development Office Director Edward Gonzalez and Mayor of Veles Municipality Ace Kocevski delivered opening remarks
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 3:45am

On June 19, 2018 in the Municipality of Veles, USAID’s Civic Engagement Project (CEP) organized its third policy discussion on combating disinformation. Eighty representatives from civil society organizations, media, journalists, local and central government institutions, academia, international organizations, and youth participated, sharing their opinions, ideas and recommendations to develop a coordinated approach to countering disinformation.

USAID Celebrates Completion of Readers are Leaders Project and Its Achievements
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:30am

Today at Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje, USAID’s Readers are Leaders celebrated five years of achievements in improving early literacy in Macedonia at the closing ceremony of the project. USAID Country Representative David Atteberry, Minister of Education and Science Renata Deskoska, representatives from educational institutions, teacher training faculties and primary schools attended the event.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Inaugration of the Concert Hall at  Lazo Micev Rale Music School in Kavadarci
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 2:15pm

USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Gretchen Birkle joined U.S. Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Eric Rice, Mayor of Kavadarci Mitko Jancev, representatives of USAID’s Youth Ethnic Integration project, and members of the Kavardaci business community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony inaugurating a new concert hall and marking the completion of Lazo Micev Rale Music School’s renovation. The concert hall and school renovation were financed jointly by USAID and the U.S.

More than 200 students and teachers from primary schools from across the country joined the celebration and participated in educational activities.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:30pm

Today, May 16, 2018, USAID’s Readers are Leaders project hosted a “Reading and Math Olympics” at the Shkolka stage in Skopje City Park. More than 200 students and teachers from primary schools from across the country joined the celebration and participated in educational activities. Students had the chance to collaborate with their peers to solve interesting reading and math challenges, and teachers shared best practices on teaching language and math with their colleagues from other schools.

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