16 July, 2008
Greek businesses with activities in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are currently employing 20,000 people, while the total amount of real investments by Greek companies in the neighbouring country amount to around 1 billion euros, Athanassios Makrandreou, commercial counsellor at the Greek Liaison Office in Skopje, told a conference in Thessaloniki on Tuesday.
The two-day symposium-partenariat, which began the same day, falls within the framework of the Community Initiative Iterreg III.
Around 280 Greek businesses are active in FYROM, while more than seven of the 20 biggest compnies in the country are Greek, Makrandreou added. 28 per cent of these are active in the banking sector, 25 per cent in the energy sector, 17 per cent in telecoms, 15 per cent in the idustrial sector, 10 per cent in the food industry and 5 per cent in other sectors
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