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Tevdovski urges the media if they are not professional, not to manipulate the topic of oil excise duty

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We are urging the media, if they are not professional, not to manipulate this topic! This was stated by the Minister of Finance Dragan Tevdovski at Monday’s debate on the 2018 draft budget with the businessmen regarding the increase in the oil excise duty.

Earlier Branimir Jovanovic, an adviser to the Minister of Finance Dragan Tevdovski, wrote that the higher excise will not affect the poor, because they do not have cars.

It is said that Jovanovic’s thesis is wrong and that the increased excise will affect truck drivers, taxi drivers and citizens who use second-hand vehicles, and yet they are not the “richest.” The government’s decision to increase the oil excise duty on oil has sparked fierce public reactions . The reactions come from the real sector in the economy, from independent experts and from concerned citizens.