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Energy Min Chatzidakis on PPC: 'September 24 audit must confirm sustainability'
10 09 2019The New Democracy government proceeded with reducing property tax (ENFIA) "sooner than promised," said Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Chatzidakis on Monday on SKAI TV, but cannot, just yet, abolish the solidarity levy tax, he added, as this will be achieved "within four years' time."
"We have a very measured, balanced program," he added.
Chatzidakis stressed that the government is proceeding "in line with the budgetary targets, albeit exaggerated, as set with creditors, and he added that positive measures have "obviously," as he mentioned, "been evaluated."
Asked about the current situation with the Public Power Corporation (DEH), he reiterated that the cost of any relevant measures is shared by everyone, including PPC competitors, workers and renewable energy producers, while the cost for consumers is a mere 2,5 euros per month.
He described PPC as a systemic risk to the economy, but expressed confidence that the government can surpass potential repercussions from an upcoming September 24 auditor's report on PPC.
"This report must say that PPC is sustainable. Because if it does not, we will be called upon to then take brutal measures, but we watched and we moved quickly-so we could sail past this reef, so hopefully everything will go well on September 24, "the energy minister stressed.