The parliamentary group of VMRO-DPMNE will submit a law under urgent procedure to prevent and eliminate major disruptions in the economy

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Today, we will submit a law to the Parliament of the Republic of Macedonia in an urgent procedure in order to prevent and eliminate major disturbances in the economy. The law that we are submitting in an urgent procedure refers to the reduction of excise duties on energy, says Bojan Stojanoski, MP of the parliamentary group of VMRO-DPMNE.

Namely, we demand that our proposal so far needs to be reconsidered by the Parliament and finally adopted for the benefit of the citizens and the economy. The Government’s model for reducing excises is complex and, as we see, has no significant effect. Currently, the excise tax on diesel and gasoline is reduced by only 1 denar. The reduction of the excise tax should not be related to the movement of the price per barrel, but should be fixed. Due to the model of government, we have the current situation of the daily meeting of the Energy Regulatory Commission and the congestion and lack of fuel at gas stations due to unpredictability in terms of energy prices. That is why we are asking for a fixed reduction of 50% of excise duties on diesel fuel and gasoline, he said.

Stojanoski pointed out that they hope that the government will come to its senses.

Additionally, due to the serious increase in the prices of methane and gas, i.e., liquefied petroleum gas we demand a complete reduction of the excise tax of 4.9 denars for these fuels. With this proposal, a liter of diesel fuel will be immediately reduced by 9 denars, a liter of gasoline will be reduced by 12 denars, and methane and gas by 5.5 denars per liter. We hope that the government will come to its senses and accept our proposal to reduce the excise tax in order to more easily deal with this crisis. With our proposal we help the economy, and thus the citizens. Only lower excise tax means help for the transport sector, and thus prevention of higher prices of products in the markets, taxi transport, intercity transport and many other sectors that have transport costs, said Stojanoski.