The analyses of the laboratory.
The analyses of the laboratory of the Goce Delcev University in Stip confirmed that Macedonian tomatoes are not infected with tuta absoluta, a pest dangerous for the people's health. Experts have analyzed samples of the 82 tons of tomatoes that have recently been returned from Russia and Belarus. Rumen Stamenov, director of the Inspectorate of Agriculture, said the relevant Russian and Belarus authorities simply returned the 82 tons of tomatoes from 27 October to 1 November without having conducted analyses. There is still no answer what the reason for their decision is or whether Macedonia can call for sanctions for these two countries for discrediting its reputation of an exporter of fresh vegetables and fruit.