(ANSA) - ROME, FEBRUARY 06 - Fines from 200 to 2 thousand euros, depending on turnover, for those who violate the obligations to communicate and display fuel prices.
This is foreseen by the government's amendment to the decree on price transparency being examined by the Productive Activities commission of the Chamber.
The fines are therefore reduced compared to the 500-6,000 euros envisaged in the original formulation of the decree, but are still higher than the 200-800 euros indicated in the agreement reached at the Mimit.
The government amendment also raises to 4 (from 3) the number of violations, even if not consecutive in 60 days, from which the suspension of the activity is triggered.
The obligation therefore remains for petrol stations on motorways and motorways to display "with adequate evidence" the billboards with the average reference prices alongside the prices charged.
And the arrival of an "IT application" is also expected, in which average and current prices can be consulted.
The amendment then establishes that price communications by the managers to Mimit, the methods of which will be defined together with those on the billboards with ministerial decree, must be made "as the price charged varies and in any case on a weekly basis".