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Inflation crisis pulls European countries into a food fight

By Agnieszka de Sousa, Alessandra Migliaccio

03 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Europe’s battle with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation is far from over, Bloomberg reports. The latest focal point is food inflation, which risks further aggravating social discontent.

Tax cuts, price caps, tougher scrutiny. Europe’s battle with the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation is far from over, and food is the latest focal point.

Even as headline inflation starts to ease, the upward pressure on food prices remains firmly in place. That means a large chunk of household spending, the weekly supermarket trip, is rapidly getting more and more expensive. To take just one example, sugar, used in a myriad of products, surged to the highest in more than a decade last week.

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