Govt offers more energy subsidies in Jan to cushion impact of high prices

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Covid, Energy, New Democracy, SYRIZA
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The government attempted on Friday to address one of its major policy concerns at the start of 2022, offering broader subsidies for rising energy bills in the hope that it will not suffer politically from the impact inflation is having on Greek households.

Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas announced that household electricity bills would be subsidised by an average of 42 euros in January, while stipends for natural gas bills would also be made available. Subsidies will also be offered to commercial consumers...

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