FYRMacedonia's tobacco subsidies one euro a Kg highest in region

FYRMacedonia's tobacco subsidies one euro a Kg highest in region

The tobacco by-out is at its peak, as 17,000 tons of this year overall harvest of 25,000 tons have been already purchased at an average price of Denar 145 per kg - the highest one in the region, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told reporters on Sunday.

The subsidy of one euro per kg is definitely the largest one in the region, as most of the countries grant half or quarter of a euro for this purpose, Gruevski said.

It does not mean that the Government will stop supporting the tobacco growers in the future, he said.

In this period the Government have also intervened in many occasions to help tobacco producers to deal with certain difficulties and will keep doing its best to support this sector, the PM said.