Mitsotakis: "We will not hesitate to take more measures for high prices if necessary"

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

In his weekly review of government work posted on social media on Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis termed the reform of the postal or mail-in ballot 'historic'. The system is expected to facilitate voting by Greeks abroad and individuals with mobility issues in Greece.

He also spoke of the 'Single Digital Surgery List' to be implemented as of February 1, which will reduce waiting time for patients with scheduled surgeries and consolidate hospital lists and of the operation of a platform on medication that will help authorities identify and remedy shortages in drugs. He also noted the call to fill 152 posting for governors and deputy governors in 95 public hospitals.

Speaking of high prices, particularly in the food market, Mitsotakis said that a bill with new measures was tabled in parliament including heavy fines for profiteering and publication of companies' names.

In infant formula in particular, he said, he hoped that prices would drop by 10%-20% with the measures.

"We will not hesitate to take more measures if necessary to deal with the problem of high prices, a problem that is partly imported and at the same time caused by chronic ills of the Greek market. I am particularly happy that these regulations were approved by opposition parties, because this is a battle we fight together," the Greek PM said.

Among other isseus, Mitsotakis also mentioned career training and the issue of safety for citizens, and he also expressed the hope he would manage to see the prize-winning film 'Poor Things' by director Yorgos Lanthimos.

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