The Greek Government is mulling abolishing recommended retail prices for beverages. Development Deputy Minister Yiannis Papathanasiou told local reporters on Thursday (30 June) that the Council of State has ruled against a market regulation setting ceilings on the retail prices of drinks sold in Greek museums, airports and canteens.

The minister told reporters that the ministry's legal service was considering all scenarios with the aim of maintaining a market regulation on indicative retail prices in markets where there is no competition.

A draft legislation on the issue is tabled to be discussed in parliament some time this month.

The ruling covers all beverages with the exception of bottled water.