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Kaliňák: Police ready to verify euro price hikes

We're ready to assign enough staff to verify price gouging related to Slovakia's transfer to the euro, Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák declared on June 4.

We're ready to assign enough staff to verify price gouging related to Slovakia's transfer to the euro, Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák declared on June 4.

He made the announcement in reference to an amendment to the Penal Code that has been discussed at the government session earlier in the day.

The amendment, which was drawn up by the Justice Ministry and would take effect this September, would mean shopkeepers guilty of price gouging could face six months to three years in prison.

"It's necessary to stop swindlers from harming people during the introduction of the euro," he said. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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