VMRO-DPMNE is proposing that the excise tax collected on gas imports is reduced by 50 percent, and that the value added tax on food is reduced to 5 percent. The party’s Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said that this would help reduce the spiking inflation.
During a TV interview, Nikoloski also pointed to examples of wasteful spending that could be cut to save money for priority issues such as tackling the growing energy crisis. He showed a contract for a RAMS system for road management worth 1.1 million EUR, adding that “nobody knows what this system is or what it does”.

Give these money to subsidize food prices, the distributors. It will do much more good than if it goes to some company that is obviously linked with the DUI party director who is awarding the contract, Nikoloski said.