Moshe Kahlon spent his first days leading the Finance Ministry preparing a list of reforms that he says will help the everyday Israeli by increasing competition.
"My worldview says the individual is at the center. The economy is there to serve the individual," he said Monday after his first staff meetings at the Treasury as Finance Minister.
There were plans ready to go to address lack of competition, he said. "If we manage to advance 15% of them, the economic situation in the country will improve. Needless to say, but we are committed to growth, we are committed to increasing the size of the pie, to helping business and benefiting the citizens of Israel." Kahlon campaigned on the promise of increasing competition and reforming sectors such as housing and banking. The ones hit hardest by concentrated markets, he said, were the weak.