Tag: farmers
Macedonia 26.09.20 | 20:56

Farmers from the Tikves region say low prices are forcing them to abandon their vineyards

Farmers from Macedonia’s main wine growing region of Tikves are threatening to rip out their vineyards due to the record low prices. Grapes such as Smedervka, used to produce a popular white wine, are sold for 2 denars per kilogram, which is six to seven times below the production cost. Here is...

Economy 20.07.20 | 13:46

Swedish support to strengthen capacity of farmers affected by Covid-19

With the corona crisis underway, Macedonian agriculture is to face key challenges as rising uncertainty and unemployment, the lack of seasonal workers for the upcoming harvest, disrupted supply chains as well as the lack of direct measures to support small scale and rural businesses in tackling poverty,...

Economy 03.07.20 | 17:22

Janusev: We pledge for 640m euros in subsidies to farmers

VMRO-DPMNE has always been on the side of farmers. We have built successful stories together. We pledge for 640m euros in subsidies to farmers, VMRO-DPMNE’s Igor Janusev wrote on Friday. ВМРО-ДПМНЕ секогаш било на страната на земјоделците. Заеднички...

Economy 14.04.20 | 13:49

Farmers, hair stylists and artisans will be included in the stimulus program

Finance Minister Nina Angelovska said that hair stylists, artisans, beauticians and farmers who work individually will be allowed to claim 14.500 denars in gross monthly salary as compensation for the coronavirus caused economic crisis. Individual businessmen and artisans were left out of the initial...

Economy 26.03.20 | 12:14

Tripunovski calls on the public to buy Macedonia – grown food

Deputy Agriculture Minister Cvetan Tripunoski called on farmers to maintain and, if possible, increase their food production despite the coronavirus epidemic. He urged on the consumers to make sure they purchase Macedonian made products and support domestic producers. In these difficult times for our...

Economy 29.01.20 | 10:40

Mickoski visits farmers in Dolneni, they are dissatisfied, disregarded by the government

VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski, visited Dolneni on Tuesday where he met with farmers. They were dissatisfied and complained that they are disregarded by the government. I was in Dolneni. Farmers are dissatisfied, say the government is disregarding them. Migration is present here, which can be...

Economy 24.01.20 | 16:40

60 million euro scandal: Government bribes farmers with their money

Cvetan Tripunovski, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy from VMRO-DPMNE, accused Friday SDSM of bribing farmers with their money, which they have not received yet. According to him, this casts the darkest stain on the election and is a brutal insult to the honor and dignity of...

Economy 03.11.19 | 22:18

SDSM’s agricultural policies are devastating!

Today we are in Vasilevo, in the Strumica region, in the most agricultural part of the Republic of Macedonia, and from what I could hear from the citizens we talked to is that the villages are getting more and more empty, and the agricultural policies run by SDSM are devastating, Cvetan Tripunovski,...

Macedonia 28.10.19 | 21:37

Farmers send message to the Minister: Government failed to meet promises on purchase prices

The leaders of the farmers’ protests responded to Dimkov that the government had promised that the rice hulls would be bought for 25 denars and the white rice for 60 denars, but after only three years, only promises remained. Following Monday’s press conference by Agriculture Minister Trajan...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 17:56

Striking farmers push through the police line and deliver their demands in front of the Government building

Despite a strong police presence meant to stop them, striking farmers were able to push through to the Government building. Angry at low prices and late subsidies, the farmers threw apples and grapes in front of the police line in a sign of protest. The fuel price is hiked by 80 percent and the fuel...

Macedonia 26.10.19 | 13:34

Farmers protest in downtown Skopje, Zaev uses the police to stop them from reaching his Government

Hundreds of farmers, some of them with their tractors, descended on downtown Skopje today to protest the lackluster payment of farming subsidies and the low prices for their products. Police deployed on the Goce Delcev bridge with the aim of blocking their protest and preventing them from reaching the...

Macedonia 24.10.19 | 18:27

Farmers will protest in front of the Government building on Saturday

A large protest of farmers is planned for Saturday, over the request that farming subsidies are paid on time by the Government. Subsidies are currently being paid only to select groups of farmers, which has caused anger in the community. Farmers in Bitola and near-by Mogila have protested several times...

Economy 05.10.19 | 18:16

3,000 farmers to be inspected to see if they deserve the subsidies

Agriculture Minister Trajan Dimkovski announced on Top Tema” show that the Agricultural Inspectorate had ordered inspection of over 3,000 farmers to check whether they honestly deserved the subsidies granted according their production. We (the Government) have a conclusion, first it was anise....

Macedonia 19.09.19 | 22:26

Intimidation: Police sent to photograph farmers protesting in Rosoman

Police officers were used to film the protest of farmers in Rosoman, one of Macedonia’s main grape and peach growing regions. Agriculture Minister Trajan Dimovski was in for a hot reception, as the farmers chanted against him and demanded he resigns. Farmers blocked the motorway from Rosoman to...

Economy 31.08.19 | 15:16

Zaev brought the farmers to the bottom: They lied to us like little children, September came, but no money

Zaev brought the farmers to the bottom. Rice producers are deceived and manipulated, and telling the truth is banned by the government. This does not mean a strong government, but a frightened and outgoing weak government. The people remember, and the people will have their say in the next parliamentary...

Economy 28.03.19 | 14:44

Mickoski meets with farmers from south-east Macedonia

VMRO-DPMNE President Hristijan Mickoski met with farmers from south-east Macedonia, who spoke about the drop in the prices of their produce and their living standards. They guaranteed you they will secure customers for your products, they promised a safe future for the farmers, but in reality they caused...

Economy 24.01.19 | 17:36

VMRO-DPMNE supports striking market sellers

VMRO-DPMNE members of Parliament met with protesters from the Green Market in Skopje, who demand that the new fees and regulations imposed on them are scrapped. We in VMRO-DPMNE and in our coalition persist in our demand that the new law on farmers markets is nullified, the party informed following the...

Economy 23.01.19 | 12:39

One of Zaev’s richest ministers rudely rebuffs seller who complains about new fees, regulation

One of the richest men in Zaev’s Government, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, rudely told off a farmers market seller who complained that she and her colleagues are poor and can’t afford the new fees and regulation imposed on them. Please don’t manipulate us. We are poor, the woman...

Economy 18.01.19 | 23:57

Green Market protesters tell Zaev they will punish him in the elections

We will vote for Mickoski, said shopkeepers who protested in front of the Parliament today, after the Zoran Zaev led Government introduced new fees for simply selling fruit and vegetables at the farmers markets. Protesters called on Zaev to “come to his senses” or expect them to support the...