Energy Min. Stathakis to ANA: We Will Safeguard the Job Positions and PPC's Role
Monday, 03 April 2017
"We will totally safeguard the job positions and PPC's role as the key pillar of the country's energy market" stated Energy Minister George Stathakis in an exclusive interview to Athens Macedonian News Agency on Sunday. The minister underlined that in the government as well as in SYRIZA "we totally agree that PPC constitutes and will continue to constitute the main pillar of the country's energy system and we will fully support any effort in order this huge wealth to remain in the hands of the public interest" referring to the European Court decision on PPC's monopoly access to the lignite. He also noted that in the negotiations on the second review of the Greek programme, the government has managed to exclude the discussion on the total of PPC plants and the idea of the exclusive private participation while during the course of the negotiations, that will last until autumn, "which will take place in total transparency, the way we will proceed to the implementation of the European Court's decision will be clarified".