VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski congratulated the public on the International Workers’ Day, May 1st, while warning about the dire economic situation in the country.

This year, like never before, Macedonian workers are humiliated and degraded, and their work is devalued. Instead of seeing better working and living conditions, workers in Macedonia suffer from pressure and are being fired while their costs of living spiral out of control, Mickoski said.

He accused the Government of violating the rights of workers to strike, and is intimidating the unions.

Gas is 80 percent more expensive, electricity is up by 30 percent, the sugar is up 36 percent and the flour – 83 percent. We urgently need to find an exit from this hopeless situation. The sinking of Macedonia must stop. We need to unite against this corrupt Government and hold early general elections – that is the only way to turn things around, Mickoski said.