Premier asks not to allow unjustified price rises

Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilița requested the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance to urgently examine the possibility of extending the list of essential products for witch the profit margin is limited. She also asked not to allow price rises in an unjustified way or due to sabotage, IPN reports.

At the start of the Cabinet meeting, Natalia Gavrilița said the country goes through a not at all easy period for the economy. The abuses on the market are a major threat in this period. “We see particular price rises that are not justified. The prices are dictated by the market, but in Moldova they are often dictated by monopolies or by cartel agreements. I cannot understand why the prices of these products can be very different at the producer or at the market or in the shop chain,” stated the official.

“The discrepancies should be clarified. We must see if there is an economic reason. I want it to be very clear – not the Government and not Parliament increases prices. On the contrary, the Government does its best to protect the citizens from price rises. We are taking measures for this crisis to affect the citizens to a smaller extent. The Government will be near the people and will not allow a narrow interest group to sabotage our efforts.”

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