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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Food Price Control Possible

The government may impose a maximum price level for some foods, such as potatoes, as it faces elevating inflationary pressure, Deputy Economic Minister Andrei Klepach said Monday.

Klepach said, however, that the government has not discussed any proposals yet. “I just do not exclude this, and it is envisaged by legislation that we can use this kind of means,” Klepach said. Parliamentary elections are due in December, and voters cite high prices as a top concern in opinion polls. 

(Reuters)