Skourletis Accuses Government of “Hiding Behind the War”

ATHENS – “The government must stop hiding behind the war,” main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance parliamentary spokesperson Panos Skourletis said on Monday in an interview with OPEN TV, asking for cuts in electricity, fuel and some consumer goods, as well as a cap on electricity and gas prices.

He also asked for a review of the mechanism for shaping the wholesale price of electricity and natural gas and for a tax to be imposed on the excessive profits of power providers, as well as support for society. “We mustn’t be allowed to relive the humanitarian crisis of the first memorandum years,” Skourletis said.

In particular, he stated: “We already have estimates that inflation in March will be in the region of 9 pct, when in February it was at 7.2 pct, breaking a 25-year record. If the government, long before the war, since the end of last year, had adopted a series of measures, things today would be much less pressing.”


NEW YORK – For the antiquities seized by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, in the context of multiple criminal investigations against high-profile traffickers and smugglers, the value of which exceeds $20 million, as well as for other important matters that fall within the competence of the Ministry of Culture, such as reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, the Tomb of Amphipolis, and the Dikteon Cave of Crete, we had the opportunity to talk with Greek Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni, after the repatriation ceremony of the 29 looted antiquities at the Greek Consulate in New York on March 21.

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