With Artan Grubi’s signature, 1500 tons of wheat and 500 tons of barley were written off from the state reserves worth EUR 650,000, did they end up on the black market


Artan Grubi is a magnet for scandals and dubious deals on the back of the state. After we previously disclosed how a counter worker employed by his brother received accreditation for calibration of instruments for pouring petroleum products and liquid petroleum gas, a process in which the Bureau of Metrology participates, whose director has an undeclared hacienda, which there is doubt as to how it was acquired. And then as Veton Grubi, Artan’s brother, bought a 127m2 shop on Macedonia Street in Skopje at a price of 100,000 euros, i.e. 700 euros per square meter, in conditions where a residential square is 2,000 euros each, and we indicated possible trading with influence. Today, we will disclose new suspicions of embezzlement of millions with the signature of Grubi, VMRO-DPMNE spokesperson Naum Stoilkovski told a press briefing on Friday.

“This is the second page of the 2022 Official Gazette, dated 14.06.2022, where a Government Decision signed by Artan Grubi on the write-off of 1500 tons of wheat and 500 tons of barley for fodder under the cover due to losses during storage and maintaining the quality of wheat and barley. Wheat and barley have never been written off in such quantity. It raises suspicions that maybe the wheat and barley ended up on the black market and the money in someone’s private pocket, all of which Grubi allows with his signature. These are wheat and barley bought with public money and written off by Artan Grubi.

According to the current wheat prices on the Novi Sad stock exchange, 1,500 tons of wheat cost 500,000 euros, and 500 tons of barley cost 150,000 euros. Literally speaking, with Grubi’s signature, he wrote off 650,000 euros as losses during storage, this has not been the case until now, he does not remember a write-off in the name of losses worth half a million euros,” said Stoilkovski.

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