ECONOMY

State to check Attiki Odos is keeping to deal

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Public officials have been ordered to examine whether the contract between the state and the consortium managing the Attiki Odos highway is being respected, Alternate Minister for Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis said Thursday.

Spirtzis blamed the previous government for changing the terms of the agreement and allowing the consortium to hire an engineer to deliver a report to the ministry, rather than allowing public officials to carry out their own inspections.

“We do not have an appetite to confront or fight with any entrepreneur,” said Spirtzis. “What we want, though, is to have common rules for everyone and to protect the public interest.”

Spirtzis added that he believes the tolls on Attiki Odos, as well as other highways, are too high.