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PDF files that contain information on the government's budget for a given year can be found on the website of the Ministry of Finance. Data is available since 2008. A link to an XML file of the Budget exists but it's broken.
Reviewer's note - I was able to access the XML file in this address - http://www.finance.gov.mk/files/u6/budzet%202015.xml Therefore I changed the machine readable section to Yes.
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Format: Excel, PC-Axis
The major issue related to the work of the State Statistical Office is that there is no recent census. Data is not available in bulk. Every indicator must be downloaded separately. Example here: http://makstat.stat.gov.mk/pxweb2007bazi/Database/StatistikaPoOblasti/BDP/BDPInvesGodisni/BDPsporedESS2010/BDPsporedESS2010.asp
The official e-system for public procurement (https://e-nabavki.gov.mk/PublicAccess/home.aspx#/completed-procedures) is kept up-to-date, the interface is easy to use and data is avaliable in great detail.
The measured concentrations of six pollutants from 17 monitoring stations are collected every hour by Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning. Measurements are available here: http://airquality.moepp.gov.mk/?page_id=4 and there are interactive visualization tools available. There is no download option, though.
The State Election Commission provides the data: http://rezultati.sec.mk/ Data is online available for 2014. Interactive graphics are provided but data is in html and download options do not exist.
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Format: SHP, PDF
The State Agency for Real Estate Registry also is responsible for organizing geospatial data. All available map products are listed here: http://www.katastar.gov.mk/en/Page.aspx?Id=459&m=1564 Data is currently offered in different formats for a small fee. Data can't be ordered and paid online. An online map service is available here: http://gis.katastar.gov.mk/Arec/ Different layers can be selected but there is no download option available.
Format: ArcGIS Coverage
AREC's interactive map fulfills all but one of the criteria: the information about the names of the owners of the parcels are not available.
It is otherwise, easy to navigate, can be displayed on different backgrounds, points of interest can be toggled on or off, agricultural parcels can be displayed etc.
The Central Register of Macedonia gathers and administers company registries. Citizens can consult the registry (http://www.crm.com.mk/DS/default.aspx?MainId=12) but they need the number of the legal entity to get access to the data. Data is maintained timely (there is a related e-government service to business registration) but is not publicly available.
The Ministry of Finance provides the balance sheet/annual accounts of each fiscal year: http://www.finance.gov.mk/mk/node/575, transactional data is not available to the public, also it is assumed that it exists, as the final accounts represent aggregated data. The report is provided in PDF format, the one for 2014 is available here: http://www.finance.gov.mk/files/u6/ZAVRSNA%20SMETKA%20NA%20BUDZETOT%20NA%20RM%20ZA%202014%20-%20_0.pdf
The Ministry of Justice maintains a data base of all the legal documents: http://www.justice.gov.mk/LDBISReader/SearchLawRegulation.aspx Users can perform a search. Unfortunately, only the first 30 results are shown (currently there are 38 081 documents in the database). There is no bulk download available.
The web location http://www.meteo.gov.mk/ offers some weather forecasts, as well as wind conditions, air temperature, humidity - but it is very poorly executed and often missing data.
The site does have a page dedicated to open data in line with the initiative of the government of the Republic of Macedonia on free access to information.
The Postal Agency of Republic of Macedonia (http://www.ap.mk/) provides а free and easy to use search option (http://www.ap.mk/mk/griza-korisnici/postenski-kodovi), that lists the postal codes in the country, or lists the exact location (nearest city or village) if the postal code itself is entered. No latitudes or longitudes are provided.
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