Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and opposition leader Stefanos Kaselakis check food prices. Checks on the prices of goods will begin tomorrow, the Ministry of Development promises.
After various surveys among Greeks indicated that the biggest problem for working, unemployed and pensioners was high food prices, Prime Minister Mitsotakis and opposition leader Kaselakis made a surprise visit to several supermarkets and talked to consumers.
The Prime Minister said that the government is with the citizens to reduce the prices of essential goods.
The Ministry of Development said that all commercial establishments are undergoing inspections to comply with the regulation to reduce prices by at least 5% on food items after an agreement with traders and manufacturers. Store owners report that people buy mostly the discount items, and expensive foods “just don’t sell.”
The SYRIZA leader blamed the government for not actually implementing any measures to control prices. Opposition MPs said in parliament that Greeks’ income does not cover the costs of food and heating. The opposition is demanding the imposition of high fines and taxes on the profits of traders and manufacturers.
“Starting tomorrow, we are starting mass checks on the prices of food products,” the Ministry of Development announced.
Worked on the publication: Georgi Nikolov