Europe is seriously reviewing the crisis caused by the Croatian authorities with their decision to increase the phytosanitary control fees by 22 times, for the imports of fruits and vegetables from third world countries, among which is Macedonia.

The Serbian news portal “Novosti” says, that very soon, it is expected that Brussels will express its stance and try to resolve the crisis, which has affected both Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

“The EU supports the development of trade and economic integration. All parties must respect their obligations. We are in contact with the authorities of the countries affected by the situation. We are currently assessing the situation”, Brussels told “Novosti”.

On July 14th, Croatia increased the fees for phytosanitary control of fruits and vegetables at its border from 12 to 274 euros, their reason cited alignment with the standards of the European Union.