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North Macedonia Issues - 2024


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Disputes - international

North Macedonia-Albania: none identified

North Macedonia-Bulgaria: Bulgaria vetoed North Macedonia's EU accession and disputes the legitimacy of Macedonian identity and language

North Macedonia-Greece: none identified

North Macedonia-Kosovo: North Macedonia and Kosovo completed demarcation of their boundary in October 2009

North Macedonia-Serbia: none identified

Refugees and internally displaced persons

refugees (country of origin): 18,915 (Ukraine) (as of 22 February 2024)

stateless persons: 521 (2022)

note: 577,980 estimated refugee and migrant arrivals (January 2015-February 2024)

Illicit drugs

major transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and hashish; minor transit point for South American cocaine destined for Europe; although not a financial center and most criminal activity is thought to be domestic, money laundering is a problem due to a mostly cash-based economy and weak enforcement

NOTE: The information regarding North Macedonia on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of North Macedonia 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about North Macedonia 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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