Achtsioglou: Power Pass a “Double Deceit”

ATHENS – Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance sector-head for economic issues, Effie Achtsioglou, on Friday said that there was a general outcry over the Power Pass and the citizens were rightly incensed. “The government and the finance ministry are having to face up to their own lies,” she said in an interview on Friday with ‘Sto Kokkino’ radio.

“Mr. Mitsotakis deliberately cultivated the impression that these would be compensations in the order of 600 euros. What actually happened was a double deceit. Meanwhile the orgy of profiteering continues,” she said.

Achtsioglou said that Greece is at a very difficult conjucture, with a government that has brought it to extremely negative positions in terms of energy inflation and disproportionate cost of fuel, relative to incomes. She underlined the need for measures, both regulative and in taxation, in the energy market to cap wholesale and retail prices and the energy companies profits.

Finally, she said that the government’s aim is to facilitate the economic interest of the oligarchs and for this “a change in government is a social necessity”.


ATHENS - Greece’s rebounding economy is on a path to grow three times faster than the European Union average over the next three years, continuing a remarkable comeback from near disaster, US Ambassador George Tsunis said.

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