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Macedonia Transnational Issues Profile 2018

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Disputes - internationalKosovo and Macedonia completed demarcation of their boundary in September 2008; Greece continues to reject the use of the name Macedonia or Republic of Macedonia
Illicit drugsmajor 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
Refugees and internally displaced personsstateless persons: 600 (2016)
note: 478,579 estimated refugee and migrant arrivals (January 2015 - January 2018); Macedonia is predominantly a transit country and hosts fewer than 50 refugees and asylum seekers as of October 2017

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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