Sunday August 31, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
31o C
24o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
PPC strike ends as MPs prepare to vote on energy privatization bill

A strike by Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers was called off on Sunday night, with attention now shifting to the parliamentary vote on legislation allowing the electricity monopoly to be privatized.

MPs are due to vote on the bill on Wednesday. The draft legislation was approved by deputies at committee level last week. All the opposition parties voted against the bill, which was supported only by New Democracy and PASOK.

The strike was called off after the Athens Court of First Instance ruled late on Friday that the strike organized by the GENOP-DEI union was illegal and abusive. GENOP-DEI vowed to ignore the ruling, which led to the government issuing civil mobilization orders to the PPC workers to force them to return to their jobs.

GENOP-DEI vowed to continue its protests in another way but did not give details.

SYRIZA is to continue efforts to convince opposition parties to hold a referendum on energy privatization. It needs the support of 120 MPs for the possibility of a plebiscite to be discussed in Parliament.

ekathimerini.com , Monday Jul 7, 2014 (10:04)  
Traveling on public transport in Athens gets cheaper
Push made for cuts in education as merger scheme fails
Govt aims to curb measures, secure loans, allow tax relief
DIMAR chief Kouvelis hints about presidency
Disappearing inflation heightens Draghi concerns
Eurozone inflation dropped to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy action. Con...
Ministry launches work experience program for unemployed graduates
The Labor, Social Security and Welfare Ministry is preparing to launch a work experience program for unemployed youths aged between 18 and 24, through private sector jobs, as part of a new a...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Tough draw for Greek sides in Europe League Greek stage
Following Thursday nights high, when all three Greek teams competing in the Europa League made it into the group stage of the competition, a harsh reality struck Friday as they found out wh...
JUDO
Greek judoka Iliadis triples up as Aguiar stuns Tcheumeo
Greek star Ilias Iliadis claimed his third world title in the under-90kg category in Chelyabinsk on Friday as Brazilian Mayra Aguiar and Colombian Yuri Alvear won gold in the womens under-7...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Keeping an eye on international developments
The Ukrainian crisis may herald the start of a second Cold War, while there is no shortage of analysts comparing the current international climate to that of 1914 in the runup to World War I...
EDITORIAL
A few good men
It gives us a great deal of hope that we have a new batch of mayors and regional authorities, as well as university rectors who represent the voice of reason and prudence and are unafraid to...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Traveling on public transport in Athens gets cheaper
2. Push made for cuts in education as merger scheme fails
3. Govt aims to curb measures, secure loans, allow tax relief
4. DIMAR chief Kouvelis hints about presidency
5. French expert says Crete crocodile in good health, aged 4-7
6. Tensions mar regional ity swearing-in ceremony
more news
Today
This Week
1. Keeping an eye on international developments
2. A few good men
3. Disappearing inflation heightens Draghi concerns
4. Two men drown off Crete coast in strong tides
5. Traveling on public transport in Athens gets cheaper
6. Push made for cuts in education as merger scheme fails
Today
This Week
1. Attack on gay couple in Athens leaves one man needing surgery
2. Purification rituals
3. The battle against progress
4. Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris sworn in wearing yellow star amid Golden Dawn protests
5. Strong undersea quake occurs off island of Milos, felt in Athens
6. Athens finalizes Paris talks goals
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.