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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-05-23

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Furor causes price cap on oils
  • [02] Athens Press Review

  • [01] Furor causes price cap on oils

    The development ministry on Friday announced the imposition of a maximum retail sale price on cooking oils in order to avert the prospect of profiteering in the wake of an imported sunflower oil contamination furor, after mineral oil was discovered in the edible oil.

    The price ceiling regulation applies to olive oils, kernel oils and all vegetable oils, by virtue of Market Inspection Police regulation 6/2008, signed by Deputy Development Minister George Vlachos.

    Speaking later in parliament, Vlachos clarified that the Regulation would be in effect "for as long as necessary for the market to return to normal".

    In past applications, such market regulations have not extended beyond 2-3 weeks.

    The price regulation is imposed on the following oils:

    -- Olive oils in the categories "extra virgin", "virgin" and oils comprised of "refined olive oils and virgin olive oils", distributed on the market in brand-name and sealed containers of specified quantity (in liters) of 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, one, two, three and five liters, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation KYA 275610/30-1-2003 of the economy-finance, development, and agricultural development-foods ministries.

    -- Edible kernel oils distributed on the market in brand-name and sealed containers of specified quantity of 0.250, 0.500, 0.750, one, two, three and five liters, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation KYA 275610/30-1-2003 of the economy-finance, development, and agricultural development-foods ministries.

    -- Edible seed (vegetable) oils (with the exception of edible kernel oils covered separately above) distributed on the market in brand-name and sealed containers of specified quantity of 0.250, 0.500, 0.750, one, two, three and five and 10 liters.

    The regulation also defines the "retail price" of the above items applying to the end-consumer, which is "directed to individual consumers, group dining establishments (restaurants, tavernas, brasseries, entertainment clubs/nightclubs, grill houses, etc.), canteens, hospitals, clinics and other charitable institutions, regardless of whether the above products are procured by them from retailers, or from wholesalers (industries, light industries, importers, wholesale merchants) who also directly sell to the above establishments (as end-consumers).

    With respect to determination of the ceiling price (with VAT included), the ministry decided that:

    -- The maximum retail price is what the seller applied on May 20, 2008, for olive oil, separately for each individual category of olive oil and for each individual container quantity; for edible kernel oils, separately for each individual container quantity; and for the other seed (vegetable) oils (except kernel oils), separately for each individual container quantity.

    The regulation further specifies that "the sellers of the specific items to the consumers, when procuring the items under new trade names following the introduction of the present Regulation, cannot in any instance sell them at retail prices higher than the corresponding prices in effect on the day of implementation of the present Regulation for the corresponding containers".

    The development ministry, in an announcement, clarified that May 20, 2008 was selected as the date of determination of the maximum prices, give that the immediate withdrawal from the market of all quantities -- packed or not (bulk), refined or unrefined -- of sunflower oils was decided on that date.

    Caption: Several sunflower oil bottels are seen in a shop in Madrid on 25 April 2008. The Spanish health ministry has recommnded that consumers avoid the product after detecting mineral oil from in the imported Unkrainian cooking oil. ANA-MPA/EPA/GUSTAVO CUEVAS

    [02] Athens Press Review

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The 107 areas that are entering the still nascent national land registry, according to a environment, town planning and public works spacial plan, the food scandal with the imported sunflower oil containing mineral oil, spiralling prices of staple goods as anticipated by the OECD and World Bank as well as skyrocketing oil prices dominated the front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The registration of real estate in 107 areas of the country begins - How and when the relevant statements will be submitted", adding that the initial stage affects 3 million owners in Attica and Thessaloniki prefectures and the capitals of all the prefectures of the country.

    APOGEVMATINI: "Three million Greeks called on to declare their property - 107 new areas from all over Greece being incorporated into land registry".

    AVGHI: "Products containing sunflower oil uncontrolled on the market - Government insists and is not taking measures".

    AVRIANI: "Draconian law a shield for crooks and crooked politicians - Use of hidden cameras eyed as a felony, with inter-party consensus" being sought by Justice Minister Sotiris Hatzigakis.

    CHORA: "The Black Horseman - Petrol runs for 200 dollars per barrel - Blackmail by 'seven sisters' (major oil companies)".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "An entire country has undergone mass...nutritional and pervasive poisoning".

    ELEFTHEROS: "107 municipalities and communities to be incorporated into land registry".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Non-state tertiary institutions are here...Economy Minister (George Alogoskoufis) tells investors in US that private donors are sought to contribute to start-up capital for their foundation".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "land registry for 3 million owners - Property stamp tax at 35 euros - Three-month deadline, in the midst of summer".

    ESTIA: "The rise of the left - A paradoxical Greek phenomenon".

    ETHNOS: "Urgently...with 30 days delay in inspections for contaminated sunflower oil".

    KATHIMERINI: "Games with petrol prices - It overshot 135 (dollars per barrel, a new historic high) and 'fell' to about 130".

    LOGOS: "They're still searching for sunflower oil in products - Political 'creaking' from the handling of the case".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Harilaos Florakis (late Communist Party leader): The seed remains and bears fruit (3 years after his death)...90 years of KKE".

    TA NEA: "Property stamp tax for three million owners - Three-month deadline to declare real estate".

    TO VIMA: "OECD predicts skyrocketing food prices over next 18 months".

    VRADYNI: "The 107 areas being incorporated into land registry - Submission of statements from June 17 to Sept. 30".


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