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It just had an energy crisis, now Europe faces a food shock

By Paul Hannon

24 May 2023 · 4 min read

Despite falling inflation thanks to lower energy costs, European consumers experience a surge in food prices. The WSJ reports on the challenge this presents for policymakers.

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LONDON—Fresh out of an energy crisis, Europeans are facing a food-price explosion that is changing diets and forcing consumers across the region to tighten their belts—literally.

This is happening even though inflation as a whole is falling thanks to lower energy prices, presenting a new policy challenge for governments that deployed billions in aid last year to keep businesses and households afloat through the worst energy crisis in decades.

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