For Greek families, electricity goes from given to must for survival

Photo by Harry van Versendaal
Photo by Harry van Versendaal

It is another sign of the way the Greek crisis has evolved over the last few years that for families in a developed country that is part of the eurozone electricity has turned into a much cherished commodity rather than a given.

The government has announced its intention to reconnect all households that had been cut off from the power grid due to being unable to pay their bills. It also promised to offer free electricity to financially troubled households on days when air pollu...

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