Conservative MP Kęstutis Masiulis has asked Economy Minister Evaldas Gustas to investigate why food prices in Lithuanian grocery stores are higher than in Germany and Belarus.
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

According to Masiulis, of the conservative Homeland Union, the Belarusian news service last week reported that prices of many food products in the retail chain Rimi in Lithuania were higher than those of similar food products sold in Aldi in Germany and Evroopt in Belarus.

"When it comes to Belarus, it is possible that the information was meant to mislead their consumers; however, Lithuanians who reside in Germany or often travel there confirm that prices in Germany's retail chains are lower than in Lithuania. As Lithuania has just adopted the euro, it is a great opportunity for the state institutions to analyse the market situation and check whether retailers and suppliers have made prohibited agreements to artificially keep the prices high," MP Masiulis said.

Lithuania's trade policy is shaped and implemented by the Economy Ministry, while the competitive environment is monitored by the Competition Council.

It is forbidden to copy the text of this publication without a written permission from ELTA.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

PM to invite European retailers to invest in Lithuania

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says he plans to invite 12 European major retail chains...

Akmenė awaiting ground-shaking investment

Lithuania's northern district of Akmenė barely lags behind other cities in Šiauliai County in terms...

Minimum wage may rise to EUR 430 next January - PM

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that, based on updated earnings growth forecasts,...

Smart Continent LT to assess Vilnius' attractiveness among investors

Smart Continent LT will assess the attractiveness of Vilnius and its five foreign competitors among...

Tax credit brings 25 million-worth of investment to Lithuania – film center

A tax credit has brought in 24.4 million-worth of investment from foreign film makers in Lithuania...