SYRIZA: PM Subsidising Outsize Profits for Energy Companies with the Greek People’s Money

ATHENS – Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos, in an interview with Ionian TV late Wednesday, said that “Mr Mitsotakis, with his refusal to intervene in energy pricing policy, is subsidising the excessive profits of the energy companies with the Greek people’s money,” adding that he should finally stop deceiving the Greek society.

Iliopoulos criticised the government for the abrupt phasing out of lignite, which increased the country’s dependence on the natural gas, underlining that “only two of the seven lignite plants we have that are licenced [to operate] until 2028 were working last week.”

Concluding, he said that what is needed is an immediate reduction of the special tax on fuel and oil, control of profiteering, intervention in the Public Power Corporation’s pricing policy, an increase in the minimum wage and settlements and write-offs of pandemic debts so as to provide some respite to small and medium-sized enterprises and the self-employed.


DAVOS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a strong message in the wake of recent statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his discussion in Davos on Wednesday with World Economic Forum President Borge Brende.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


Pentagon Says More High-Tech Weapons Going to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.