Mitsotakis guarantees minimum income and fight against price hike

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in his standard post on Facebook every Sunday with the weekly review of the government's work, referred to the opening of the Youth Pass platform, the increase of the guaranteed minimum income, the inauguration of a modern waste management unit, the new smart electricity meters, to Elefsina shipyards, to the progress of the battle against the hike of prices, the compensations to the flood-stricken and the pubic infrastructures control programme.

He said he had announced the Youth Pass in May 2023 during the election campaign. He said the joint ministerial decision for an eight pct on the guaranteed minimum income. Increase was signed in the previous week.

Speaking of protecting the environment, Mitsotakis referred to the opening of the most modern waste management unit in Greece at Paleohouni in Arcadia that will offer a solution to a massive problem in the region of the Peloponnese.

He referred to the new smart meters of the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator, a project with a total budget of 1.2 billion euros.

"Households will have much better control over their bills and will be able to save money; that's what the smart meter is all about. They will be able to control their consumption more transparently," the premier said.

The prime minister also spoke about the government’s efforts to intercept the hike in prices, referring to the 'Permanent Reduction of Price' measure, adding that a total of 644 products in 35 basic categories (fresh milk, detergents, jams, sugar, yoghurt, rice, cereals) have been already included in the programme. In contrast, more and more are added to the list.

"Our target is the products to reach 1,000, and I believe we will achieve it as over 50 companies have already responded, showing a sense of social responsibility," he added.

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