Changes to energy subsidies aimed at winning over middle classPoliticsGreek Politics
Stressing that the energy crisis is an exogenous shock to Greek households and arguing that the European Union has failed to react decisively enough, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined on Thursday the latest package of measures his government will adopt with the aim of easing the impact on consumers.
Mitsotakis fast-tracks energy package announcement on eve of party conferencePoliticsGreek Politics
After weeks of speculation, the government is set to announce a much-enhanced subsidy package which promises to shield households and businesses from skyrocketing energy bills.
Govt counts cost of own energy package as hopes of coordinated EU response fadePoliticsGreek Politics
Ministers in Athens are working on an enhanced support package to tackle high energy prices after the government’s proposal for an EU solidarity fund against inflation failed to gain backing at Monday’s meeting of energy ministers.
Athens promotes role as energy hub as PM prepares for talks in WashingtonPoliticsForeign Policy
In a highly symbolic move aimed at underlining the determination of Balkan countries to find alternatives to Russian gas, the Prime Ministers of Greece, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Serbia will meet on Tuesday in the northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis.
Under increasing domestic pressure, govt awaits EU signs for response to energy security threatPoliticsGreek Politics
Russia’s decision to act on its threat to cut off gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria in a row over sanctions has sharpened the government’s focus on the security of national energy supplies.
With focus on energy, Athens hopes for boost from Macron re-electionPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hopes that the re-election of Emmanuel Macron as French President bodes well for his government’s hopes of further progress within the European Union on effective answers to the economic and energy challenges posed by the war in Ukraine and other recent developments.
Govt eyes own energy package if EU fails to approve joint actionPoliticsGreek Politics
Recognising that the cost-of-living crisis is its Achilles’ heel at the moment, the Greek government appears to be drawing up plans to launch its own scheme to contain energy prices if no joint action is agreed at EU level.
PM set to prolong coal use, sparking complaints about energy policy U-turnPoliticsGreek Politics
A decision to prolong the use life of several coal-burning power stations has put Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on the spot, as opposition parties accuse him of being personally responsible for the energy crisis he is purporting to address.
Authorities ready energy "plan B" for potential supply disruptions as cost of living prompts strikePoliticsGreek Politics
High energy prices and the risk of a disruption in the supply of natural gas from Russia have prompted a series of crisis meetings involving the prime minister and the energy minister with the regulator and the energy companies to put together a strategic response for tackling potential energy shortages.
PM focuses on high prices, food supplies as snap election option fades awayPoliticsGreek Politics
The cost-of-living crisis remains the government’s number one priority after little progress was made on containing energy prices at last week’s European Union leaders’ summit.