2009 sees record production of tobacco.
According to Elezi, the new law on smoking, which becomes effective on 1 January next year, will not affect tobacco producers, because the Government is still going to pay high subsidies. Experts believe that in spite of the anti-smoking campaign in Europe and Macedonia, tobacco production should not stop.
"Tobacco should stay on our farmland even though the EU, or more specifically Greece, Bulgaria and Italy, are canceling subsidies for this crop," says Professor Kiril Filipovski.
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|Publication:||INFOMAC Daily News Service|
|Date:||Dec 3, 2009|
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