#The new Greek government of leftwing SYRIZA will freeze plans to privatize the country’s dominant power utility PPC, its energy minister said on Wednesday.
[ATHENS JAN 28]
“We will halt immediately any privatization of PPC,” Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis told Greek television.
The previous government had passed legislation last year to spin-off part of PPC and privatize it as part of its efforts to liberalize its energy market.[Reuters]