Little Help for Greece’s Consumers Hit With Shocking Electric Bills

November 15, 2021

ATHENS – A 30-euro ($34.35) monthly subsidy from the New Democracy government has proved a pittance for customers hit with huge increases in electricity bills in Greece as the winter looms.

The hikes are likely to last until the first quarter of 2022 and coincide with fuel oil costs and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic that could leave many of the country’s most vulnerable in the cold and dark.

Wholesale rates remain high in the international and domestic markets, and the fluctuations in the rates of natural gas indicate no easing of the pressure on suppliers and down to corporate and household clients facing a costly burden.

Average electricity bills have risen 189 percent in a year and show no sign of lessening, the government offering no other aid although it wasn’t said if people who can’t pay will have their power turned off.


ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ order that people over 60 must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the pandemic rises, facing 100 euro ($114) fines for refusal is protected by law, Emeritus Constitutional Law Professor Antonis Manitakis said.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top Stories


It has been a week since we heard about the flattering statements of the newly-elected mayor of New York, Eric Adams, in favor of Turkey.

General News

ASTORIA – Zenon Taverna, one of the most beloved restaurants of the Greek Diaspora, closed on November 28 after 33 years of operation at 34-10 31st Avenue in Astoria, due in part to the difficulties of running a small business during the COVID pandemic.


WEST NYACK, NY – AHEPA Chapter 455 in conjunction with Fr Samaras of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, and with the support of AHEPA District 6 Governor Dean Moskos, has the privilege to provide this year’s charity event for the children of St.


Pope Francis Releases Video Message Ahead of His Visit to Greece and Cyprus

ROME - Pope Francis released a video message on November 27 ahead of his visit to Greece and Cyprus on December 2-6, it was reported on Wednesday.