The first reaction from the government for Bread is coming: Price increase is not an obligation, a decision will be made
The price of bread has been talked about in the media for weeks. Also in Tiranapost.al. a report shed light on what is happening. Some bakeries have increased the price of bread by 10-20 lek, while others have decided not to change the price, despite the fact that producers agree with the fact that the price of flour and wheat has increased in international markets. Asked about this, Deputy Prime Minister Arben Ahmetaj reacted, in the first reaction of the government, saying that soon there will be a decision, but added that there will be no forced prices for the owners of bakeries, considering with negative impact on citizens and the economy itself. Growth at some point, he considers affordable: We are at a stage where growth is at those levels that even the enterprise absorbs. Excerpts from the News 24 Interview:
-How do you comment on the increase in the price of bread?
"If you look at the detailed account of the increase in the price of flour and that of bread so far the price is affordable at a 7-10% increase. All the calculation we have made is at this percentage. In principle it has practically come about Russia, one of the largest exporters, has raised the price of wheat in international markets. It is the third time in eight years that this has happened. 8 months are reflected in the domestic market.We are continuing to monitor it and we will have the answer to this.Yesterday by order of the Prime Minister I had a meeting with the Minister of Finance and the government will sit down and make decisions.There will be no prices They would destroy the citizens and the economy."We are at a stage where growth is at the level that entrepreneurship absorbs."