Streets in downtown Skopje, around the Green farmers market, are blocked this morning again, as market sellers protest against the increase in the parking prices.

They say that the increase in the price, which rose from 50 to 70 denars per hour (1EUR = 60 denars), is chasing away their shoppers and reducing their sales.

Sasa Bogdanovic, the Mayor of Skopje’s Centar municipality, rejected the request to reduce the price and blamed the market sellers of usurping parking space from local residents.