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Public Power Company PPC hires an Artistic Director for its choir… #NoWords

Greece’s Public Power Company hired an artistic director for its choir. It sounds like a bad musical the moment the PPC announced to retrieve retrospectively €735 million euros from electricity consumers as  outstanding debt have reached 2.2 billion euros. In a job opening that run from March 24 to April …

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Lenders press Greece to sell 40% of PPC lignite units and energy producing plants

Greek Interior Minister – an Energy minister in first SYRIZA government – Panos Skourletis accused on Monday international lenders of reneging on a 2015 bailout deal by trying to force a fire-sale of its main electricity utility Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) to serve “domestic and foreign business interests.” Later, a …

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Greece’s PPC to hire collection agencies to pursue overdue payments

Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) intends to hire a private collection agency to manage arrears to the public utility, Chairman and CEO Manolis Panagiotakis announced on Wednesday. “They promised us a 10-percent collectability increase,”the PPC CEO told a committee at the Greek Parliament. As expected Panagiotakis’ announcement triggered an outrage …

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Scandal! Wages hikes for Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) workers

That’s an unbelievable challenge for the debt-ridden Greek society! The collective bargain signed between Greece’s Public Power Company and powerful union GENOP-DEH electrocutes large parts of the unemployment- and austerity-hit Greeks of the country’s private sector. Four unions of workers at Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) signed a collective bargain …

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Chania: Quadriplegic woman dies after power cut due to debts to PPC

A quadriplegic woman died after Greek Public Power Company cut off the electricity supply due to debts and the life supporting oxygen machine stopped working. The bed-ridden woman was alone at home, when the PPC team came to cut the electricity supply. The life supporting machine worked for one more …

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Gov’t issues “civil mobilization orders” to PPC-strikers”

In a decision published at 11 p.m. Friday, the Athens First Instance Court ruled that the strike of unionists at Public Power Company (PPC/DEH) was “illegal”. Immediately the government moved to issue “civil mobilization” order to strikers as it was clear that they would continue their strike despite the court …

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Power Cuts Schedule: Only Crete 8-10pm, July 4/2014 – Details

The National Distribution of Electricity in Greece (DEDHE) will proceed to power cuts in order to save consumption only in the four prefectures of the island of Crete. The power cuts will take place between 8 pm and 10 pm on Friday, July 4th 2014 and they will last less …

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PPC rolling strikes: Power cuts schedule announced; islands exempted, for far

Power cuts are expected it various areas of Greece and at various times as unionists of Public Power Company (DEH) launched their strike and switched off  13 electricity producing units. According to DEH and DEDHE (Power Distribution System) there will be power cuts of “maximum one hour” during  daytime in …

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PPC-unionists to start 48-hour rolling strikes, June 26/2014

Unionists at Greek Public Power Company (DEH) picked up this summer’s hottest day to start 48-hour rolling strikes in order to express their disagreement to the break-up and partial privatization of the Greek electricity company. The government will bring the relevant bill to the Parliament on upcoming Thursday and is …

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Greeks to be charged with €0,50 so that needy households have electricity

Journalists needed to put a lot of pressure on Environment Minister to reveal who will pay the bill so that needy Greeks will have electricity again. Minister Giannis Maniatis had to admit that the “social policy”, the Greek coalition government generously announced, will be paid by the rest of the …

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Greek Gov’t trick: Give a new name to “Emergency Property Tax”

Renaming “meat into fish” does not change anything. It’s still meat. However, Greece’s coalition government leaders decided to invent a new formula how to keep collecting the “emergency property tax” which turns permanent after Troika pressures. On Wednesday night, Prime minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) …

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Athens: Citizens protest exorbitant electricity bills

Several hundreds of angry citizens gathered outside the headquarters of Greek Public Power Company (DEH)to protest the new hikes in electricity and the attached “emergency property tax” that skyrocket the end amount Greeks have to pay month in, month out. Banner: “We pay nothing, we owe nothing” “I dont’ pay any …

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