Zwei Freunde auf dem Balkan: Makedonien und die Türkei
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Macedonian, Turkish steel producers fire back at EU
The EU is debating whether to impose tariffs on exports of steel pipes from Turkey, Macedonia and Ukraine.
By Aleksandar Pavlevski for Southeast European Times in Skopje -- 31/05/12
Macedonian, Turkish steel producers fire back at EU (SETimes.com)
The steel products are mostly used in the construction industry and to build ships, trucks and farm equipment. [Reuters]
After the EU launched an investigation into whether exporters of welded steel pipes and profiles from Turkey, Macedonia and Ukraine are selling their products to the European market at prices lower than those of European manufacturers, the three countries have turned the tables, accusing the Union is practicing unprincipled protectionism.
The investigation was initiated on the basis of an appeal to the Union from several European steel pipe manufacturers. They asked for a probe to determine whether the countries' exports had inflicted damage on the industry within the Union.
"If the EU imposes a ban on Macedonian producers for export to Europe, we believe it will adversely affect our business. It will certainly have negative consequences for the country's economy as a whole," Mite Shapkovski, the owner of the Metalopromet factory in Strumica, told SETimes.
Shapkovski's company is one of the three from Macedonia that are being investigated.
The total volume of pipe production by factories in Europe during 2011 was 3,250,000 tonnes -- while imports from Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine to Europe totaled 340,000 tonnes.
The European market has a capacity for more than 3,000,000 tonnes of pipes and profiles annually. Before the economic crisis that engulfed first the metal sector in the second half of 2008, that figure ranged to over 4,000,000 tonnes.
The steel products are mostly used in the construction industry to build ships, trucks, farm equipment, metal furniture, windows and toys.
If Brussels decides to impose additional charges, Macedonia's exports in particular will suffer tremendous damage. Two of the three export companies are listed in the top 100 exporters in Macedonia.
"For us, the European market is our principal, which means that if they did ban, we will have major financial consequences and [have to fire] employees," Slobodan Bogdanovski, from the FCZ 11 October factory in Kumanovo, told SETimes.
Mehmet Zeren, general secretary of the Turkish Steel Pipe Manufacturers Association, told SETimes that Turkey has been also witnessing a number of anti-dumping investigations from the EU countries concerning its export products.
"Although our producers have never sold any product with anti-dumping procedures, such unfair investigations are disturbing us in a great sense," Zeren said. "Our exporters had been obliged to spare their time to such procedures instead of concentrating on their business."
"It is an excuse to impose protectionism, nothing more. Can a company from Macedonia make European corporations go bankrupt? It is ridiculous," Victor Trifunovski, an economic analyst and businessman from Macedonia, told SETimes.
The commission will have nine months to decide whether to impose provisional anti-dumping fees for a period of six months, while EU governments have 15 months to decide whether to impose definitive duties for a period of five years.
Southeast European Times correspondent Menekse Tokyay in Istanbul contributed to this report.
Makedonien und Türkei, tauschen immer ihre YUGIOH Karten und machen sogar übernachtungen, doch BiH ist neidisch und will Türkei alleine als ABFFL
Ich hab nix gegen Mazedonier, deshalb ist es mir egal, ob ihr in die NATO aufgenommen werdet. Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Leider gibt es keine Vorschau für das Buch.
Zitat von Zoran
Zitat von Harput
Ich hab schon Aktionen gestartet damit sich das ändert, mir wurde auch gesagt es gäbe eine Makedonische Übersetzung, aber weder in Buchhandlungen noch online konnte ich es bis jetzt finden.
Days of Macedonian Culture in Ankara
Ankara, 11 June 2012 (MIA) - Deputy-Culture Minister Dragan Nedeljkovic will address Monday the opening of event "Days of Macedonian Culture in Ankara" in the State Museum of Painting and Sculptures in Turkey's capital.
The presentation of Macedonia's culture includes the country's natural and cultural heritage, folklore, and music.
Photograph exhibition of Macedonia's natural and cultural-historic traits will be held in the Ankara museum, along with concerts of classical music trio "Interart" and ensemble of folk dances and songs "Tanec".
The program also includes debate "20 Years Diplomatic Relations between Macedonia and Turkey", as well as a friendly football game between the two countries.
Event "Days of Macedonian Culture in Ankara" is held within the observance of the 20. anniversary from the establishment of bilateral ties, organized by the Turkish Ministry of Culture, Macedonia's Embassy to Ankara, Kecioren municipality, supported by the Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA).
Wollt's auch posten.
Übersetzung gibt es bei Matica Makedonska
Автор Ознал, Ердоѓан
Наслов Македонија не е Грција / Ердоѓан Ознал ; [превод од турски јазик Есад Бајрам ; ликовно-графички уредник Нико П Този]
Година на издавање 1994
Импресум Скопје : Матица македонска, 1994 (Скопје : Инапрес)
Физички опис 41 стр. ; 19 см
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