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Greece Gov’t approves return to lignite for power production

The government has agreed to double the production of electricity using lignite coal as part of a four-point plan to ensure an adequate supply of energy at affordable prices. The plan was agreed at an emergency meeting on the energy crisis caired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday. At …

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Unknown Greek Unionist vs Unknown Soldier: A picture triggers outrage

Relaxed, with a string of worry beads – kompoloi – in his hands, a Greek unionist steps one foot on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament. The unionist from powerful GENOP-DEH of workers at Public Power Corporation (DEH) is obviously tired. Together with his …

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Huge landslide in Amyntaio lignite coal mine, dozens evacuated (videos, pictures)

A huge landslide occurred in the lignite coal mine of Amyntaio in Western Macedonia on Saturday morning. Big masses of soil were detached and moved some 40 meters. Dozens of residents of the nearby village Anargyroi have been evacuated. The problem seems to be a chronic one, with authorities to …

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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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