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FYR of Macedonia/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates  

4.2.8 Social cohesion and cultural policies

The key target for the new Government in the social politics is to bring the poverty rate down to below 16% before the year 2020 (the poverty rate was 21.9% in 2016).

Other future priority social measures and activities are:

  • Programme for minimal income;
  • Social Debit Card “Solidarity”;
  • Functional institutional network for the social protection of older people, centres for disabled people, day care centres etc.;
  • Legal changes in the use of the social apartments (for families with low income, young couples, disabled persons etc.);
  • Increase of 50% of the financial help for disabled people during the Government’s mandate, etc.

There are special measures and activities for children and young people as well.

Chapter published: 12-02-2019

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