Government feels pinch from public's fears about high cost of living

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Cost of living, Institutions, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos
Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos

The growing concern among Greek households about rising prices, particularly for basic goods, has pushed the cost-of-living issue back up the political agenda and is putting greater pressure on the government, which wants to be seen to be taking action to combat any cases of profiteering or exploitation of market conditions.

The government found itself at odds with another independent body this week after Economy and Development Minister Kostas Skrekas suggested that Greeceā€™s Competition Commission is not conducting enough checks to combat price fixing and profiteering. He ...

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