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Kafounis for the possible reduction in hours: To be applied to all shops of all types

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The matter is expected to be discussed today, Wednesday, October 5, at the meeting that the Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis will have at noon with representatives of the supermarkets and SELPE, while he will be in contact with other business representatives in the near future. affected by such a measure.

On the occasion of the public debate regarding the possible reduction of the market’s operating hours, the president of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, Stavros Kafounis, when asked by journalists, said: “The difficult conditions we are experiencing today undoubtedly require brave interventions. Closing the shops earlier could be one such, but the decision should be made based on the service of consumers on the one hand and on the other hand with the needs of commercial businesses, which operating fewer hours will have to cope with the same obligations.

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With these data and because we have discussed this proposal a week ago at the Board of Trade of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, we consider it necessary if this measure is taken:

1. To be implemented by ministerial decision for all stores of all types, including super-markets, so that we do not face unfair competition again as in the recent past.

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2. Not to be combined with the automatic subsidization of electricity costs, given that the reduction in hours will naturally result in energy savings.

3. It does not have a limited time validity, as long as the emergency conditions last.

4. To give the possibility of flexible work to the salaried workers so that their wages are not reduced.

Once again the country’s business world seems willing to back down, contributing to the country’s critical energy conservation problem. However, it is necessary for the state to support Greek trade in a targeted manner by subsidizing its energy and digital upgrade and freezing any possible increase in insurance contributions and other burdens. It is also necessary to create a final brave settlement of all the debts that have accumulated over the last twelve years, with a simultaneous reward for those who are consistent, so that anyone who wants and can strengthen the public funds with their work”.

The possibility of reducing the opening hours of the stores

It is recalled that the government is considering the possibility of reducing the opening hours of shops, with the aim of reducing energy consumption.

The matter is expected to be discussed today, Wednesday, October 5, at the meeting that the Minister of Development and Investments Adonis Georgiadis will have at noon with representatives of the supermarkets and SELPE, while he will be in contact with other business representatives in the near future. affected by such a measure.

The proposal that is under discussion and concerns the possible reduction of the operation of the stores by 2 hours per day, as retail executives estimate, is estimated to bring about a 50% reduction in energy consumption for these hours or 5-7.5% of the total daily cost.

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