Village in Northern Greece Left Without Electricity Amidst Cold Weather
PPC and the Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Papaconstantinou, have demonstrated the full capacity of their indifference towards the Greek people not only facing harsh austerity measures, but lately the extremely cold weather conditions as well. Northern...
New 2012 Surtax on Real Estate To Be Paid Through PPC Bills
An extraordinary surtax on real estate for 2012 will be paid by taxpayers in five two-month installments, according to a legislative act published in the Government Gazette, which clarified that the surtax will again, as in 2011, be collected...
Temporary Greek Property Tax Surcharge May be Permanent
ATHENS – Of all the new slew of taxes imposed on Greeks to help the country from going bankrupt, perhaps the most hated – the so-called “haratsi,” or Turkish tax, a second property tax, that is being put into...
No Power Cut-Offs for Property Tax Bill Non-Payments
After growing outrage at a so-called “emergency” property tax that was put into electric bills under the threat of having power turned off, wages garnished or properties seized for non-payment, the[...]
Power Strikes Loom, Lights Out in Greece?
ATHENS – Even Greeks inured to 18 months of protests, riots and strikes may not be ready for the next action against austerity measures: a wave of rolling 48-hour work stoppages planned by the labor union that oversees workers...
PPC GENOP Workers Cut Electricity in Health Ministry
PPC GENOP, a Greek public electricity workers' union has symbolically cut the electricity in the Health Ministry building in Athens to protest for unpaid state bills to the utility. A union statement says the four-hour power cut was decided as...
Veria's Robin Hood of Electricity
Where PPC cuts electricity, the “Veria Citizens-Social Solidarity” rushes to help the ones in need… They are called the Robin Hood of PPC. A team of about 20 unknown activists are reconnecting the electrical power in homes of the city...