National Coordinator

Mr Emil Krstanovski

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Dame Gruev 14

Skopje 1000
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Tel : +389 70 218 510
Email : krstanovski@ilo.org
Website : ilo.org/budapest/fyrom
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is under the responsibility of the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team and Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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    About the ILO in The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    Since the 1990s, the Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia has made considerable progress in terms of economic development and integration into global economic markets. Despite these achievements the country is experiencing one of the slowest income convergence with European Union countries compared to peers in the region. Poverty remains an important challenge, with approximately 41 per cent of the population at risk of poverty or social exclusion, nearly twice the average rate recorded at EU level.  High unemployment, especially among youth, low labour market participation, especially among women, and low job creation are the main challenges in the Macedonian labour market. Continue reading