VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski announced that the next VMRO led Government will increase retirement incomes by 5,000 denars – for all retirees regardless of their current incomes. This is in contrast with the current Government’s insistence of increasing the incomes proportionately, which left those with already higher pensions benefiting most.

I have seen the retirees spend months, freezing, starving, on the streets and the squares, asking for a rightful distribution of their budget. Following a debate that was led in our party over the past period, and based on our information about the state of the budget, I can say that the next VMRO-DPMNE Government will do a linear increase of pensions by 5,000 denars. This is a promise that I’m making here, Mickoski said, during a party event.