Vice President Yolanda Díaz already has her first meeting with a distribution company in his call for an agreement to limit the prices of food and basic products. Before the broader meeting called for Monday, of employers and consumer groups, tomorrow, Thursday, Díaz will meet with Carrefour, which has requested a meeting with the second vice president. The company has also announced today that it will launch a basket of 30 basic products at 30 euros.
“As we have asked them, yes”, Yolanda Díaz responded with satisfaction regarding the Carrefour initiative. The second vice president advanced in an interview with elDiario.es that it would try to reach an agreement with food distributors and consumer organizations to guarantee shopping baskets of "20 or 30" basic products at a reduced price to alleviate the effect of inflation, especially in the most vulnerable households.
Thus, Carrefour is ahead of its competitors and has already joined this initiative. Yolanda Díaz has highlighted that Carrefour participated in the French agreement that the vice president has set as an example and precedent so that Spain can now implement a similar agreement.
Díaz has stated that she is willing to meet with more companies, but that Carrefour has been the first to request a meeting. The employers' associations ANGED (Association of Supermarket Distributors), ACES (Association of Spanish Supermarket Chains) and ASEDAS- (Spanish Association of Distributors, Self-Services and Supermarkets) will attend the meeting next Monday morning.
On the other hand, numerous consumer organizations will also attend: CCU-Council of Consumers and Users, the Association of Users of Banks, Savings Banks and Insurance (ADICAE), the Association of Communication Users (AUC), the Confederation of Consumers and Users (CECU), Consumers in Action (FACUA), the Federation of Independent Consumer Users (FUCI), the Spanish Confederation of Consumers and Users Cooperatives (HISPACOOP), the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) and the National Federation of Consumers and Housewives of Spain (UNAE), explain in the Ministry of Labor.
The announcement of the meetings of the second vice president has been made after the dismissal of the proposal made this morning by the Minister of Finance and Public Administration, María Jesús Montero, although she has assured that a greater effort will be requested “from those who benefit extraordinarily from this crisis.”
"In no case is it a setting of maximum prices or a regulation of those prices," said the Minister of Finance in an interview on Telecinco's 'El Programa del Verano', collected by Europa Press. "As far as I have heard, there has been no proposal regarding the regulation or intervention of the maximum prices of these products," said the head of the Treasury.
In his opinion, what the second vice president spoke about was that the Government is "permanently working hard" in the dialogue with the large distributors to try not to spread all the intermediate prices to the final price that the consumer buys. .
Consider the producers
Vice President Yolanda Díaz explained that this Wednesday the self-employed groups ATA, UATAE and UPTA have requested that the possible agreement to limit the price of food take producers into account, so that they do not end up being harmed by the measure. In the same sense, the agrarian association UPA pronounced itself yesterday.
Díaz has picked up the gauntlet from the self-employed and has assured that producers will be taken into account so that they are not the victims of price limits, which in no case would be unilateral, he pointed out.
The vice president has promised to evaluate mechanisms so that the distribution companies do not pass on the price reduction to farmers and other producers, who in many cases already claim unfair situations in the price fixing systems.