Much riding on EU approval of plan to cap energy prices

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Cost of living, EC, Energy, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Russia, SYRIZA, Ukraine
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The government is hoping to receive approval from the European Commission for its plan, set out by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a recent televised address, to cap energy prices for consumers – a policy that is the main weapon in New Democracy’s bid to fight back against the cost-of-living crisis and its political opponents.

Last Thursday, on the eve of New Democracy’s party conference and with his government under pressure, Mitsotakis announced a plan to limit energy bills in what observers see as a move designed to win over disgruntled middle class voters.

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