The Prime Minister announces a reduction in fuel prices, thanks to which we are to see lower amounts at stations. – Together with our anti-inflation package, we will implement several solutions that will lead to a relative reduction in prices at petrol stations – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced during his visit to Zagreb. He denied that maximum prices would be introduced at the stations.
Prime Minister Morawiecki paid a visit to Zagreb on Tuesday, where he met with the head of the Croatian government, Andrej Plenkovic. During a later press conference, Morawiecki was asked by journalists whether the government, following the example of Hungary, is considering introducing maximum fuel prices at stations in order to fight inflation.
Prime Minister on fuel prices at stations
– We will implement several such solutions along with our anti-inflation package, which will lead to a relative reduction in prices at petrol stations. However, we will not do it, for the moment, certainly by imposing a maximum price, replied Prime Minister Morawiecki.
– These will be moves that will cost a lot of funds on the budget side, even over a billion zlotys, but we do not want to do it by imposing administrative restrictions, but by reducing certain components of the fuel price – the Prime Minister announced.
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Mateusz Morawiecki on the anti-inflation shield
On Monday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced that the government’s “anti-inflationary shield” will envisage, inter alia, reduction of excise duty on energy carriers. He added that the government would like to implement part of the “anti-inflationary shield” before Christmas. He also noted that the government was “practically ready” to present this project.
According to Morawiecki, it is energy carriers that are responsible for soaring prices, and the proof of this is the fact that in “the vast majority of European countries” inflation is historically high within 20 or 30 years.
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