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Gov’t MPs approve Water Privatization with 152 votes

With 152 YES votes, coalition government lawmakers from left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks approved the privatization of the water companies in Athens and Thessaloniki. Replying to sharp criticism form opposition parties and the society, the government insisted that “indebted state-run enterprises would hardly find an investor” and that the …

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Gov’t ministers: Utility companies in Privatization Superfund doesn’t mean that they will be sold

The Greek government tries to persuade opposition parties and society that the transfer of utility companies in the Privatization Fund does not automatically mean that they will be sold. Three government ministers – Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Transportation Minister Christos Spirtzis and Energy Minister Panos Skouletis -, insisted in claiming …

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Greece’s new Privatization Fund & the Vanity of Schaeuble’s Wishes

The “Hellenic Company for Assets and Participation” (EDIS) is the name for the new  Privatization Super-Fund that will claim ownership of all assets of the Greek state including 70,000 real estate properties, all major state-run enterprises like utility companies (electricity, water) and public transport (buses, metro etc), state shares in …

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Energy high on the agenda, when Russian President Putin visits Greece on May 28/2016

A visit with heavy political weight. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Athens on May 28th 2016. Expectations in bothe countries are high, with Russia to eye a partner in promoting its new geopolitical strategy and Greece to try to use the “Russian card” as a pressure tool in …

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Kos: Dutch tourist treated for suspected cholera – First tests “Negative”

A case of suspected cholera infection is being currently treated in a private hospital in Athens. According to Greek media, a 79-year-old Dutch tourist was transferred from the island of Kos to Athens for tests and treatment on Sunday and he is is the Intensive Care Unit under strict hygienic …

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Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. …

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