No “systemic drifts” on inflation
MPs responsible for looking into the reasons for the rise in prices indicated, on Wednesday, July 27, that they were not in a position at this stage to say whether suspicious practices were contributing to the current inflation. Aurélie Trouvé (LFI) and Xavier Albertini (Horizons), rapporteurs for a working group set up by the Economic Affairs Committee, wanted to continue their investigations at the start of the school year. « Our work has not, in my view, led to the conclusion of systemic abusive behavior on the part of manufacturers or distributors », asserted Xavier Albertini. A Senate report released on July 19 concluded that, with the exception of a few » special cases « it was not observed to « widespread phenomenon of excessive increases ».