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Parliamentary question - E-000935/2022Parliamentary question

    War – economic measures in support of defence, families and businesses

    Question for written answer  E-000935/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Silvio Berlusconi (PPE), Antonio Tajani (PPE), Isabella Adinolfi (PPE), Andrea Caroppo (PPE), Salvatore De Meo (PPE), Herbert Dorfmann (PPE), Fulvio Martusciello (PPE), Aldo Patriciello (PPE), Luisa Regimenti (PPE), Massimiliano Salini (PPE), Lucia Vuolo (PPE)

    The energy shock that businesses and households have had to cope with for months is set to last. Thus, in Italy, energy bills already amounted to EUR 22 billion per quarter. Current estimates put the cost at approximately EUR 35 billion per quarter. Sanctions penalise not just the target but also those imposing them. The highest price will be paid by SMEs in the high-value Made in Italy sectors, which export EUR 2.2 billion’s worth of goods to Russia. The price of cereals, with an increase of more than 40%, is also likely to cost Italian farmers EUR 8 billion.

    Given that the European economy is again on the brink of a severe recession, can the Commission say:

    Last updated: 16 March 2022
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