Saturday, February 16, 2008

Albanian citizens buy food in Macedonia's green markets

Food price hikes in Albania forced its citizens to buy food products in green markets and grocery stores in neigboting Macedonia.

Albanian media said the locals in border villages in Albania travel to Macedonia's border towns of Struga, Ohrid and Debar to buy food.

The frequency of travellers at Blato border crossing, near Debar, was tripled in the past four days. Albanian citizens claim food price in Debar are lower 10-25 percent comparing with the prices in Albania.

The number of Albanian citizens purchasing food products in Macedonia is expected to surge after the upcoming lifting of visa requirements by both countries. The citizens will travel to each of the two countries on visa-free basis.

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