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End Date (Assumed): 2014 ISSUE NA[bar]: 3 ISSUE DATE: 1 March 2013 POSTED: 8 April 2013 Location: Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of SECTOR: Health and Nutrition The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the institutional support for investment attraction and export promotion; (b) introduce reforms and instruments to promote skills, quality infrastructure services and technology absorption in export-oriented industries; and (c) remove business environment constraints, particularly in access to finance.
Macedonia is registered at international organizations as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia because of the name dispute, rather than Republic of Macedonia at Greece's insistence, which fears the name "Macedonia" might spur territorial claims for its northern regions.
We agreed that an invitation will be extended to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as soon as a mutually acceptable solution to the name issue has been reached.
However, the offer to Croatia and Albania was overshadowed by the setback to expansion protagonists after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's membership bid was vetoed by Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis who insisted that the "name issue" of the former Yugoslav republic should be resolved first.
In some international agencies, Macedonia is called FYROM, acronym for the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia.
The small former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia, for example, offers farmers three years of cash assistance as they transition from conventional to organic agriculture.
And then there's the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
AS I WRITE, THE FORMER Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a country I reported from for several months in 1999, is on the verge of civil war.