The finance minister of the neighbouring former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (fYRοM), Zoran Stavreski, on Wednesday said his government has suggested to Athens the signing of a bilateral agreement to prevent double taxation.

He made the comment after a relevant treaty was signed in Pristina between the Kosovo province and fYRoM.

Stavreski said the proposal still stands, adding that “entrepreneurs in both countries should be cooperating to improve the living standards of the people, create new job positions and boost investments. Politics is politics, but the economy is the means to improve living standards. On our part, we will do everything we can to have such an agreement signed.”