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Greek Steel Giant Xalyvourgiki Shuts Down After 83 Years

Halyvourgiki, Greece's largest steel manufacturer, shut down on Monday when the electricity supply to the company was switched off for nonpayment. The steel giant has been compiling enormous debts for years. Grid operator ADMIE carried out the Public Power Corporation’s order...

Power Restored in Rhodes after Blackout

The blackout which called a halt to most activities in Rhodes on Friday morning ended with the Public Power Corporation repairing the damage to the plant, and power has been restored to the island. The power supply was interrupted in...

Greek Man Attempts Suicide in Electric Company Offices due to Inability to Afford Bill

Citing an inability to pay, a man swallowed a handful of pills inside the Public Power Corporation office in the city of Patras upon finding out the monthly installment amount he was due to pay for his overdue bill. According...

Greece Approves Power Plant Sales Despite Angry Protests

Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved the sale of power stations by Greece's dominant power utility Public Power Corp. (PPC) in spite of workers demonstrating by placing emptying sacks of coal outside parliament. A majority of lawmakers voted in favor...

Greek Power Union Launches Strikes Against Privatizations

The union representing workers at the state-run Public Power Corporation (PPC) has started what it says will be rolling 48-hour strikes against government plans for the privatization of lignite plants. Analysts say that if GENOP carries out its threat for...

Greece's Public Power Corporation Reports 66% Profit Loss

Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) on Thursday reported a 66 percent drop in the nine-month net profit. The public utility that has monopolized the electricity market for decades, has suffered losses after hiking prices and the inability of customers to...

Anarchists Protest at Public Power Corporation Building

About 20 members of Rubicon anarchist group, on Thursday, entered the offices of Public Power Corporation in central Athens and threw flyers against the company. It was around noon when the anarchists entered the building and threw flyers around the...

Greece to Sell Public Power Corporation Lignite Plants

Greece and international creditors on Tuesday agreed on the sale of the lignite production plants in Megalopolis and Meliti that belong to the Public Power Corporation. Energy sector privatizations are part of the prerequisites lenders have set for the completion...

Eco Groups Accuse Greece of Violating Environment Protection Treaties

Environmental activists have accused Greece of violating international environment-protection treaties by granting permits to its national energy company, and making it impossible for anyone to launch a legal challenge against them, a Euractiv report says. Under the Aarhus Convention, states...

Landslide-Hit Village in Western Macedonia 'Should be Evacuated Immediately'

A prominent Greek geologist warned that the Agioi Anargyri village in western Macedonia; which was hit by a landslide last June caused from works at the nearby mine, “should be evacuated immediately". Professor of Applied Geology at the University of...