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Heating oil subsidy to be extended, says Greece’s FinMin

Greece’s Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced on Monday the extension of a heating oil subsidy at the pump. The measure was originally due to end on December 31. “The measure will continue to be applied until March 31, 2023, Staikouras said speaking to Skai TV. However, the subsidy will be …

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Platform for heating subsidy opens Nov 7

The platform for applying for this year’s heating oil subsidy opens on Monday, November 7, on the website of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE). The subsidy is expected to benefit 1.3 million residents, with 90% receiving 800 euros and the remaining 10%, from areas that tend to experience …

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1.3 million households to benefit from heating allowance

A Joint Ministerial Decision which will specify the requirements for the heating allowance which will start to be paid a few while before Christmas and will conclude at the end of April 2023 will be issued this week. The total amount to be allocated reaches 500 mln euros along with …

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Heating oil sale begins on Friday with last minute discount by refineries

The sale of heating oil to households began on Friday with a last minute surprise discount of 6 cents per liter by the Hellenic Petroleum refineries (ELPE). The price was supposed to at 1.42 and 1.45 euros per liter, and after the discount is reportedly below 1.40. Nevertheless,  it is …

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Heated debates in Greece’s cold apartment buildings over heating in winter

A “civil war” has broken out in Greece’s apartment buildings on the crucial issue of heating in winter as the energy prices, that is heating oil and natural gas, keep on rising. The issue has already called in meeting in apartment buildings where home owners, tenants and landlords have to …

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Gov’t support: Heating subsidy, one-off allowance, subsidy for farmers, breeders

Two days after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced  at the International Fair of Thessaloniki a series of support measures for the society and some professional sectors amid the energy crisis, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras specified the measures on Monday morning. Top on the agenda of government support and the society …

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Burning papers for heating: Thessaloniki home on fire; 3 elderly die in Larissa and Crete

An elderly man in Thessaloniki saw his home being destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday. The man, who could not afford heating, was burning papers to warm his hands in the cold March night. Speaking to media after the disaster, the tenant of an apartment …

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Over 15 people die in Greece Dec 12-26 due to cheap heating devices

Death by heating: Sunday morning thick, black smoke comes out of a two-storey house in Metaxourgeio district of downtown Athens. Parents and children run in panic to escape the flames, neighbors and passersby rush to help until the fire brigades arrive. Hand in hand they take the children out of …

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2,700 liters of heating oil stolen from school in mountainous Siatista

The director of Technical high-school (EPAL) in Siatista tried in vain to start the heating on Wednesday morning. The system did not work even though 2,700 liters of heating oil were delivered just one day earlier. When he went to check the tank he found out that not a single …

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Athens: Elderly in facility unit left without food and heating

The owner of a facility for seniors abandoned fourteen elderly and left them without food, heating and cleaning service. Authorities organized a big operation to free the elderly from the wretched living conditions and relocate them to proper public facilities for elderly. The care center was operating illegally. It has …

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