The Deputy Minister of Development and Investment, Nikos Papathanasis, admitted that there are price increases in basic necessities, speaking to ANT1 TV, however he stressed that thousands of inspections are carried out on a daily basis for profiteering and in case such phenomena are found, large fines are imposed and fines can be imposed. to even close the business.
As for the course of inflation, he predicted that it would be around 2%.
Mr. Papathanasis underlined that the development brings a dividend and this is diffused in the society, referring to the benefits announced in Thessaloniki by the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
He even added that thanks to growth, many of our fellow citizens found jobs despite the difficulties of the pandemic, with the result that at the moment, unemployment in Greece is at 14.2%, which is the lowest percentage of the decade.
Mr Papathanasis also said that during the pandemic, the government had poured 42.7 billion euros into the real economy to support businesses and workers.