20 September 2011

Greeks often cross Macedonian border to shop

Macedonia is becoming a spending paradise not just for ethnic Macedonian from Greece, but also for Greeks. Inhabitants of Greek towns situated near the border with Macedonia go often to the neighbouring country, where they leave EUR 4 million a month, show the data of the Kukus Chamber of Commerce.
Customers from Kukus make one-day trips to Skopje in search of cheaper medical services, wardrobe and cheaper gasoline, explains the head of the trade department at the Kukus Chamber of Commerce. Many Greeks also visit casinos in Macedonia.
This trend has been present for ten years and has become even more conspicuous due to the crisis in Greece and great price differences, which reach up to 50 percent for certain products. The Greek government wants to solve the problem since it affects its local economy.

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