Deputy Agricultural Development & Foods Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos on Friday responded to a relevant question by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and pledged to undertake an initiative aimed at revising the cash register measure for outdoor market vendors to ensure that “open-air street markets will be preserved… considering the problems recorded”.

KKE parliamentary spokesman Spyros Halvatzis criticised the government policy, stressing that it “leads farmers with small-to-medium incomes to disaster”.