Economists advocate taking more targeted action toward those in need.
The federal government has already taken a series of measures to help the most precarious populations affected by the increase in the cost of living. Soon, it could be called upon to take measures to also help the lower middle class, the one which is not in the conditions required to benefit from the aid but which is also seriously put in difficulty by the explosion of prices.
This is one of the main findings made by the group of economists commissioned by Vivaldi since April to find solutions to the purchasing power crisis. Pierre Wunsch, the governor of the National Bank of Belgium who chairs this group of experts, presented a report on Wednesday to the restricted Council of Ministers. Of the 60 pages of observations, 3 were dedicated to possible leads to follow.