Skourletis and institutions discuss energy ahead of IMF spring meeting

12 April 2016
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Although the main talks between the Greek government and institutions were put “on hold” late on Monday, in order to travel to Washington for the IMF’s spring meeting, the Minister of Energy Panos Skourletis is currently in a meeting with the institutions.

The latest reported suggest that the two sides are close to reaching an agreement over the deregulation of the electricity market and the privatization of the independent power transmission operator ADMIE.

Earlier, on Tuesday morning, Mr. Skourletis gave an inteview to public broacaster ERT and refuted media reports suggesting that a VAT hike in electrical bills is being planned.

The Energy Minister also ruled out the possibility of a hike in the diesel tax, since it would have a major impact on the market. Finally, Mr. Skourletis was confident that an agreement will be reached ahead of the 22 April Eurogroup.

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