Garamendi: “Wanting to set prices is authentic Soviet programming”

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CEOE president accuses Díaz of promoting a “cartel” with his proposal to find a staple food basket

The president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, this Thursday again filed charges against the government’s second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, for her proposal to limit the prices of staple foods and went a step further by accusing her of promoting a cartel. “It seems unbelievable that a member of the government is promoting a cartel,” Garamendi complained right at the close of the sustainability report of Anged, the employers’ organization of the major distribution.

“It is unbelievable that a few days ago in a modern country and in Europe there was talk about prices set by the state, it is a Soviet program,” emphasized the Basque businessman, a day after he made his candidacy for re-election official . as head of the CEOE and when some of its organizations ask for more force against the government.

The employers’ organization leader criticized that “businesses in the sector are accused of doing things wrong” and recalled how the distribution chain worked “at the worst moment of the pandemic”, to the point that “thanks to the industry no we realized it was country was stopped, asking for “not to damage the image of the companies” and lamenting that two business leaders with “name and surname” have been accused by the Sánchez Executive. “It cannot be, it is something serious and very dangerous he warned, emphasizing that business people are “the solution, not the problem.”

At Anged’s meeting, it was learned that sales of distribution companies grew by 9.7% in 2021 to EUR 40,049 million, despite the restrictions that were still in place. This is an increase above the trading average.

Source: La Verdad

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