MPs of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” (PPPDA) says the profit margin on the vegetables used to make borsch, which are popular with pensioners, should be capped during the state of emergency. A request to this effect was made to the Government and the Commission for Exceptional Situations, IPN reports.
“We ask to consider raising the prices of vegetables of the set intended to make soups, borsches, etc., such as potatoes, beefs, carrots, onions and cabbage, within the Commission for Exceptional Situations and to take measures to cap the profit margin on these products to 15%,” says the request signed by the chairman of the PPPDA parliamentary group Alexandru Slusari, noting there is usually a shortage of such products in March-May.
According to the PPPDA, such a measure is needed given the situation created in the food products retailing sector following the spread of the COVID-19 infection. The request was made after receiving multiple calls from people from different areas and after monitoring prices.