74% of Maltese people are not ready to face rise in food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

SEMIRA ABBAS SHALAN

2022-06-23T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-06-23T07:00:00.0000000Z

Malta Independent

https://maltaindependent.pressreader.com/article/281487870026169

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74% of Maltese people said that they are not ready to face a rise in food prices following actions and sanctions taken by the European Union against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Special Eurobarometer of the European Parliament Spring 2022 survey revealed. The survey questioned whether the potential consequences arising from the sanctions imposed on Russia have affected the public in their readiness to confront the potential consequences. 74% in Malta said that they are not ready to face a rise of food prices, while 71% said that they are not ready to face a rise of energy prices. Across the European Union, 59% responded that they are not ready to face a rise in food prices as a result of the war. 58% of EU27 countries are not ready to face a rise in energy prices. Consequently, 51% of Maltese people have said that they are not confident that life will continue unchanged due to the potential consequences from the war in Ukraine. 61% of EU27 countries responded with ‘not confident’ that life will go on unchanged.

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