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Skourletis Accuses Government of “Hiding Behind the War”

ATHENS – “The government must stop hiding behind the war,” main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance parliamentary spokesperson Panos Skourletis said on Monday in an interview with OPEN TV, asking for cuts in electricity, fuel and some consumer goods, as well as a cap on electricity and gas prices.

He also asked for a review of the mechanism for shaping the wholesale price of electricity and natural gas and for a tax to be imposed on the excessive profits of power providers, as well as support for society. “We mustn’t be allowed to relive the humanitarian crisis of the first memorandum years,” Skourletis said.

In particular, he stated: “We already have estimates that inflation in March will be in the region of 9 pct, when in February it was at 7.2 pct, breaking a 25-year record. If the government, long before the war, since the end of last year, had adopted a series of measures, things today would be much less pressing.”

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