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  1. Enabling environment for sustainable enterprises

    What stops businesses from thriving in North Macedonia?

    08 October 2019

    New ILO report spells out where progress was made and identifies remaining key constraints for enterprise development.

  2. Increase of minimum wage

    What did North Macedonia learn from reforming the minimum wage?

    08 August 2019

    The country in the Southeast of Europe went for a bold reform of the minimum wage system in 2017 and asked the ILO for support in assessing the impact of this policy on income equality and employment. A new ILO study provides encouraging findings.

  3. © ILO/Marton Kovacs 2019

    Youth employment

    The Youth Guarantee in the Western Balkans: five lessons to learn from the case of North Macedonia

    07 August 2019

    Among the many notches that North Macedonia put on its belt in recent years, there is one for being the first non-EU country bent on introducing a fully-fledged youth guarantee (YG). When the Recommendation of the European Union Council compelled EU Member States to put in place a YG, in 2013, Governments and their social partners committed to ensure that all young people would receive a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education.

  4. Trade unions

    ITUC Global Rights Index shows workers’ rights are frequently violated in Central and Eastern Europe

    09 July 2019

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released in June its yearly Global Rights Index. For 2019, it shows that Central and Eastern Europe still has a long way to go before workers can access the rights laid down in international labour standards. Yet, there are also positive developments.

  5. © Ion Buga 2019

    Rural job creation

    Local partnerships are best equipped to address local needs: ILO kicks off its first Local Employment Partnership project in Moldova

    05 July 2019

    The ILO initiative was launched on 18 April, 2019 in the Cahul district in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, employers’ and workers’ organizations and with the participation of 20 public and private partners.

  6. International Labour Conference

    Plamen Dimitrov, elected Vice-president of the Conference

    10 June 2019

  7. © Miralem Dizdarevic 2019

    Local employment partnerships

    Young entrepreneurs and innovators supported by ILO mark Europe Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    05 June 2019

    To celebrate Europe Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Mr. Christian Danielsson, Director General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission and Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative visited the “Center for development of innovations and entrepreneurship” in Sarajevo to see how the center works and meet with students.

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    Decent wage

    Salaries are due on time: ILO launches new project to protect wages in Ukraine

    05 June 2019

    In 2018, the overall monthly wage arrears totaled 5% of the nationwide pay roll in Ukraine. The new ILO project will tackle wage arrears and will also work on minimum wage fixing and equal pay.

  9. Skills for employment

    ILO action on Skills Development and TVET in the CEE Region

    17 May 2019

    Stay updated with the ILO’s Skills for Employment Knowledge Sharing Platform - and have a look at our favourite picks (below)!

  10. Labour Relations

    Montenegro ratifies the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 (No. 151)

    16 May 2019

    Montenegro becomes the 56th member State of the ILO to ratify Convention No. 151