Instead of placing the newly purchased reserves of grain from Serbia in the strategic reserves, the Kovacevski Government intends to allow companies close to the ruling SDSM party to trade with the grains, said VMRO-DPMNE official Cvetan Tripunovski.

Instead of keeping our reserves full with wheat, Government officials go to Serbia to beg for grain on behalf of the country, the citizens, but in reality, it will be for handpicked merchants who will then re-export the grains for major profit. Kovacevski and Economy Minister Bekteshi are securing 50,000 tons of grains from Serbia which is then going to be exported to Greece, Bulgaria, Albania or Kosovo. We ask, who are these businessmen who will be given to handle this contract?, Tripunovski asked.