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Partnership for Giving – Project for Strategic, Inclusive and Facilitated Corporate Philanthropy 

Emphasizing the importance of strong collaboration, Association Konekt and AmCham North Macedonia opted to address the need for collective action that will provide positive effect and develop sustainable perspectives for corporate philanthropy.   Partnership for Giving Project (P4G) represents a project lead by Association Konekt, an AmCham member, that aims to increase engagement between community stakeholders […]

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Evidence-based Public Policies in the Focus of the Healthcare Task Force Activities

The Healthcare Task Force held two meetings in the recent period and the focus remains on unlocking the process for the positive list of medicines. Driven by the importance of evidence-based public policymaking, the members agreed to conduct an analysis of the healthcare sector’s current state of play related to the reimbursement policies in the […]

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Establishing of AmCham Taxation Task Force

AmCham Taxation Task Force held its first meeting on June 14, 2022.  The ultimate goal of the Task Force is to contribute to the creation of a modern, stable, and predictable tax framework in North Macedonia. All members agreed that affirming the Task Force as a reliable partner to the Government by providing support to […]

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Up-to-date Status Regarding the Digital Transformation Actions in the Country

AmCham Digital Transformation Committee held a meeting on June 7, 2022. The meeting was focused on familiarizing the members with the actions that have been taken toward the digital transformation in the country, including the status and developments of the activities in which members actively participate as a Committee’s representatives. The members discussed the conclusions […]

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Drafting Proposals for the Law on Donations and Sponsorships in Public Activities

The Donations & Sponsorships Taskforce met on May 17, 2022, and June 22, 2022. During the two meetings, AmCham Donations & Sponsorship Taskforce representatives reconciled their views on the proposals to improve the Law on donations and sponsorships. The Task Force’s proposals seek to create a more efficient system regarding donations and sponsorships in our […]

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Meeting with Deputy President of the Government in Charge of Good Government Policies Meeting for Digitalization of the Public Sector

On June 6th, the AmCham DT Committee representatives and Ms. Slavica Grkovska, Deputy of the Prime Minister in charge of good governance policies met to discuss the digitalization of the public sector. The Government reaffirmed its will and readiness to accelerate the public sector digital transformation process It was agreed to enhance the cooperation between […]

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Meeting with Deputy President of the Government in Charge of Good Government Policies Meeting for Digitalization of the Public Sector

On June 6th, the AmCham DT Committee representatives and Ms. Slavica Grkovska, Deputy of the Prime Minister in charge of good governance policies met to discuss the digitalization of the public sector. The Government reaffirmed its will and readiness to accelerate the public sector digital transformation process It was agreed to enhance the cooperation between […]

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SEFF in cooperation with AmCham and its members brings Nobel Winner Paul Krugman

The second Skopje Economic Finance Forum (SEFF 2022) marked the significance of joint effort in contributing and achieving the goals of the economic recovery and a stable, transparent and coherent business climate in our country. It was a great honor listening to the overview of the global economic situation and future prognosis by Mr. Paul […]

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Stopanska Banka is Extended a New Financing to Support Small Businesses

On May 31, 2022, Stopanska Banka Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos and EBRD President Ms. Odile Renaud-Basso signed a €4 million loan agreement in Skopje. Stopanska Banka is extended a new financing, which will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North Macedonia, boosting their investments in […]

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ACE Delegation Returns from the Annual US Conference

Between May 9 and 13, 2022, a delegation of AmChams in Europe executives and other AmCham representatives from more than 30 countries in Europe and Eurasia attended the annual U.S. Conference in Washington, DC, and Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit state officials, governmental institutions, and some of the most prominent companies and universities. AmChams in […]

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Komercijalna Banka has been awarded by EBRD as „Most Active Issuing Bank in 2021 in North Macedonia“

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development awarded Komercijalna Banka for being the “Most Active Issuing Bank in 2022 in North Macedonia“ for the 18th time. Komercijalna Banka has been awarded by EBRD consecutively for many years, as the most active bank in the international trade facilitation in this country. The trade finance team of Komercijalna […]

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AmChams in Europe Meets in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC

An executive delegation of AmChams in Europe representatives is attending the annual 2022 US Conference between May 9-13. Executives and other AmCham representatives from more than 30 countries have assembled in a delegation to the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina. The international delegation is visiting Washington, D.C. to discuss policy with leading representatives of the U.S. administration, including […]

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A Consultative Meeting for finalizing the Development Framework MKD2030

The Development Framework MKD 2030 is a non-partisan platform which aims to identify the priority areas that have the fullest potential to accelerate the sustainable development of the country. It will define the framework for the national strategy documents, meaning that these priority areas should be considered and incorporated into the development process of all […]

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Partnership for Giving – Project for Strategic, Inclusive and Facilitated Corporate Philanthropy 

Emphasizing the importance of strong collaboration, Association Konekt and AmCham North Macedonia opted to address the need for collective action that will provide positive effect and develop sustainable perspectives for corporate philanthropy.   Partnership for Giving Project (P4G) represents a project lead by Association Konekt, an AmCham member, that aims to increase engagement between community stakeholders […]

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Meeting with Deputy President of the Government in Charge of Good Government Policies Meeting for Digitalization of the Public Sector

On June 6th, the AmCham DT Committee representatives and Ms. Slavica Grkovska, Deputy of the Prime Minister in charge of good governance policies met to discuss the digitalization of the public sector. The Government reaffirmed its will and readiness to accelerate the public sector digital transformation process It was agreed to enhance the cooperation between […]

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SEFF in cooperation with AmCham and its members brings Nobel Winner Paul Krugman

The second Skopje Economic Finance Forum (SEFF 2022) marked the significance of joint effort in contributing and achieving the goals of the economic recovery and a stable, transparent and coherent business climate in our country. It was a great honor listening to the overview of the global economic situation and future prognosis by Mr. Paul […]

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ACE Delegation Returns from the Annual US Conference

Between May 9 and 13, 2022, a delegation of AmChams in Europe executives and other AmCham representatives from more than 30 countries in Europe and Eurasia attended the annual U.S. Conference in Washington, DC, and Raleigh, North Carolina, to visit state officials, governmental institutions, and some of the most prominent companies and universities. AmChams in […]

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A Consultative Meeting for finalizing the Development Framework MKD2030

The Development Framework MKD 2030 is a non-partisan platform which aims to identify the priority areas that have the fullest potential to accelerate the sustainable development of the country. It will define the framework for the national strategy documents, meaning that these priority areas should be considered and incorporated into the development process of all […]

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AmCham North Macedonia and AmCham Bulgaria: Creating a Business-friendly Environment Strengthens the Relationship between Both Countries

The American Chamber of Commerce in North Macedonia and the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria signed a Memorandum of Cooperation which envisages targeted activities in the direction of enhancing the economic cooperation between the two countries through the real sector. On behalf of their respective organizations, the document was signed by Ms. Jelena Arsovska, […]

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Smart Cities, a Digital Bridge towards a more Sustainable, Connected, and Livable Future

Smart cities are our future, but they demand highly precise strategy for the city infrastructure that will bring reduction of the operating costs and provide life in digitalized, smart city AmCham’s Digital Transformation Committee represented by Mr. Andrej Petreski and Mr. Goce Mitevski together with AmCham’s Executive Director Mrs. Jelena Arsovska attended the two-day Conference […]

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AmCham Second Cyber Talks Podcast

The second Cyber Talks podcast focused on the importance of Cyber Security, possible consequences, trends, legal framework, and protection. Mr. Andrej Petreski, Chairperson of the AmCham Digital Transformation Committee with his guests Mr. Filip Simeonov, CEO of CPP and Mr. Aleksandar Acev, Head of the National Computer Incident Response Centar MKD-CIRT were eager to provide […]

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AmCham North Macedonia and AmCham Bulgaria Partner with CIPE for Better Economic Cooperation

AmCham North Macedonia together with AmCham Bulgaria are partnering with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) to enhance the economic cooperation and development between both countries. This initiative is linked with both governments’ rapprochement that started at the beginning of 2022. The scope of this initiative includes a series of round tables bringing businesses […]

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AmCham Trade Mission – New Impulse in Trade Relations between the Two Neighboring Countries

AmCham North Macedonia and AmCham Greece, with assistance and support of the US Embassies in Skopje and Athens – have organized their first Trade Mission titled “Business Beyond Borders” for companies from Republic of Greece and Republic of North Macedonia. The event was visited from approximately 60 representatives of the Macedonian and Greek business community […]

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Forum – Trade Mission – March 21, DoubleTree by Hilton

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Pivara Skopje Visit – Trade Mission – March 21

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Stopanska Banka is Extended a New Financing to Support Small Businesses

On May 31, 2022, Stopanska Banka Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr. Diomidis Nikoletopoulos and EBRD President Ms. Odile Renaud-Basso signed a €4 million loan agreement in Skopje. Stopanska Banka is extended a new financing, which will benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in North Macedonia, boosting their investments in […]

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Komercijalna Banka has been awarded by EBRD as „Most Active Issuing Bank in 2021 in North Macedonia“

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development awarded Komercijalna Banka for being the “Most Active Issuing Bank in 2022 in North Macedonia“ for the 18th time. Komercijalna Banka has been awarded by EBRD consecutively for many years, as the most active bank in the international trade facilitation in this country. The trade finance team of Komercijalna […]

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Corporate Governance and ESG Workshop by PwC Academy and Macedonian Stock Exchange

AmCham members PwC Academy and Macedonian Stock Exchange (MSE) will jointly organize a workshop on practical implementation of the Corporate Governance Code, ESG Standards and ESG Reporting Guide of the MSE, on May 11 & 12, 2022. During the two-day workshop, companies will have the opportunity to detect the problem areas in terms of implementation, […]

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OKTA Received Philanthropy Award 2021 for the Project “Be IN, be Inclusive, be Included”

“Horus” Association awarded OKTA with 2021 Philanthropy award for their partnership in the project “Be IN, be INclusive, be INcluded” with the Step by step Foundation. In 2021, as a result of this cooperation, three inclusive playgrounds were built in elementary schools in Skopje, Dojran and Struga. The partnership was established within the framework of […]

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DHL uses 100% Second Life, Eco packaging

Recently, DHL offered its customers innovative, recycled and eco-friendly packaging for smaller shipments, called “DHL Eco Flyer”. This Flyer is made of recycled materials, where the transformation process uses renewable energy, zero water, no acid or bleaches, and it does not generate any pollution to the environment. The DHL Eco Flyer can be reused as […]

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Komercijalna Banka Produces Electricity with its own Photovoltaic System

Komercijalna Banka’s photovoltaic system produced 100 MWh of electricity in the last 3 years, preventing a release of 56 tons of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. The photovoltaic system was installed on the bank headquarters’ roof in December 2018, contributing to cleaner air and healthier environment, an imperative on a global level and as such, […]

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600 Hours Voluntary Work in 6 Days by Johnson Matthey’s Employees

To mark the International Voluntary Day on December 5th, Johnson Matthey’s employees started voluntary work to support the local community. This initiative was carried out by forty-five employees, volunteering for a total of six hundred hours in just six days. Their voluntary work included cooking meals for marginalized groups of people in cooperation with #retvitni […]

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SASA Donates for the Persons with Disabilities

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, SASA made a donation to the Day Care Center for disabled persons, whose services are used by 15 individuals from Makedonska Kamenica. The donation included beds, air conditioners, toys and school supplies. “By providing a continuous support to the people with […]

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Komercijalna Banka Receives Two Awards from Top Financial Magazines

This year, Komercijalna Banka has been awarded by two international financial magazines – “Global Finance” and “The Banker”, confirming that the bank managed to overcome the challenges opposed during the pandemic and continue to be a factor of stability for their clients and partners. The international magazine “Global Finance” awarded Komercijalna Banka for the best […]

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OKTA Supports the World Hunger Day

To mark the 40th Anniversary of the Red Cross’s branch within Okta, the company made financial donation to support the “Think of Us” Campaign, as part of the World Hunger Day.  “Humanity and volunteerism are values that Okta cherish since its establishment. This year we mark 40th anniversary of the Red Cross Association in Okta […]

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Pivara Skopje Opens First E-Shop

Following the customers’ needs and habits imposed by the covid pandemic, but also, driven by the digitalization and opportunities that e-commerce can offer, Pivara Skopje opened its first e-shop, designed to provide its customers with simple and fast access to their favorite brands via highly secure payment system. Opening such an e-shop is just one […]

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Komercijalna Banka Expands its Network of Digital Kiosks

Komercijalna Banka is expanding its network of digital kiosks to new locations within its branch network across the country, providing individuals a self-service access to pay for utility bills faster in comparison to the traditional method of payment via bank counters. The bank’s network of modern digital kiosks currently includes 15 kiosks at 12 different […]

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AmChams in Europe Meets in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC

An executive delegation of AmChams in Europe representatives is attending the annual 2022 US Conference between May 9-13. Executives and other AmCham representatives from more than 30 countries have assembled in a delegation to the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., and Raleigh, North Carolina. The international delegation is visiting Washington, D.C. to discuss policy with leading representatives of the U.S. administration, including […]

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AmChams in Europe Stands in Solidarity with the People of Ukraine

Friday, 25 February 2022 – AmChams in Europe, the umbrella organization for 46 AmChams in 44 countries across Europe and Eurasia, stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The ongoing invasion of Ukraine violates international law and endangers peace and security across the region. It poses a clear threat to fundamental values of human […]

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ACE Creative Network Award 2021

The annual ACE Best Practices Conference 2021 took place online from 13th to 15th October, attended by over 40 AmCham’s within the Amchams in Europe Network.  Apart from the regular Board Meeting and the Annual Benchmark Survey review, the network elected this years winner of the Creative Network Award.  The project “Boardroom Discussion: Digital Transformation from […]

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Trade & Technology Council Between EU & US To Tackle Emerging Issues

The EU-US summit held on 15 June 2021 marked the beginning of a renewed transatlantic partnership and set a joint agenda for EU-US cooperation in the post-pandemic era. During the summit, the Trade and Technology Council was established as a sustainable mechanism for the EU and the US to engage with each other and build […]

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3 Seas Summit and Business Forum – Overview

The Three Seas Summit and Business Forum was held in Sofia this year under the Bulgarian chairmanship, on July 8th and 9th. During the course of these 2 days, expert panelists from a broad array of industries discussed the latest market trends in the key sectors identified by the Summit: energy, transport, innovation, and digitalization. […]

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RE-CAP Of The Global Forum On Economic Recovery

The global pandemic created an unprecedented economic and health crisis for the United States and the world. While the rapid development and deployment of vaccines offers hope for a robust economic recovery in the United States, the pandemic highlighted the need for strong U.S. leadership on the international stage to reinvigorate growth, strengthen trade and […]

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2021 ACE US Week: Washington D.C. Virtual Outreach

As the current circumstances have again prevented the ACE representatives from traveling to the U.S. to meet with each other and with relevant stakeholders, ranging from private and international organizations to key government agencies, they had the opportunity to meet with Washington DC partners through a series of virtual sessions in the scope of ACE-US Week: […]

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AmChams in Europe Live: Webinar on the COVID-19 Crisis and Economic Recovery

On May 20th, speakers from different countries presented their views and approaches to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear about the here-and-now comparison of the country-specific issues, challenges, strategies, and solutions surrounding the post-pandemic recovery from top business leaders across Europe and Eurasia.

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World Intellectual Property Day- A Focus On SME’s

On the occasion of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, 26 April 2021, AmCham attended two events, one organized by the US Chamber of Commerce, and the other by AmCham EU who both hosted events exploring the topic of what SMEs need to succeed. As SME’s comprise the largest portion of the global economy, it is of […]

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US Chamber Of Commerce Brief With CEO Suzzane Clark

In an era of divided government and partisan gridlock, the U.S. Chamber has been a bold leader in championing bipartisan solutions and building coalitions around the issues most important to the business community, including liability reform, workforce development, corporate governance, business-led climate solutions, and programs and policies to address inequality of opportunity. Newly appointed CEO […]

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2020 ACE Best Practice Conference

The ACE 2020 Best Practice Conference was held in a virtual form from October 12-14, 2020, breaking away from the original plan to be hosted by AmCham Bulgaria due to the Covid-19 restrictions. In light of recent challenges, the community stays more connected than ever before, with more than 80 participants attending the conference. Creative Network […]

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