China News Service, April 29. According to the Greek "China-Greece Times" report on the 28th, at present, the negative impact of the increase in Greek electricity prices on Greek households and businesses is becoming more and more obvious. The number of complaints about adjusting the terms is increasing, and many consumers cannot afford to pay high electricity bills and can only seek extension or installment payments.
According to reports, due to high wholesale electricity prices in Greece, which is among the highest in Europe, coupled with insufficient government intervention, and affected by the so-called "adjustment clauses" of power suppliers, the current negative impact of Greek electricity prices on Greek households and businesses The impact is becoming more and more apparent.
Thirty members of the restaurant and cafe association in the Greek city of Patras have reportedly been forced to close their doors because they could not pay high electricity bills.
Lamplos Lirios, a restaurant operator in the city, said that instead of being able to pay electricity bills of up to 10,000 euros, businesses have to face the pain that next month's bills will come on schedule, and "the subsidized electricity bills are not enough". The strength is minimal, the subsidy of 60 euros a month is like deceiving consumers.”
Greek legal professionals are also taking action against high electricity bills.
Dimitri Velvisos, a member of the Hellenic Bar Association, believes that the "adjustment clause" of the electricity supplier runs counter to the general transaction terms of the electricity supply contract.
He pointed out that the clause was introduced unilaterally without prior notice to consumers.
Alex Alexopoulos, a lawyer for the Consumers Association of Greece (INKA), called it a "robbery clause" and said more than 1,000 people had so far prepared a massive lawsuit over it.
Rising electricity prices have made it impossible for more and more people to continue to use electricity.
In the Attica region alone, where the capital Athens is located, there are more than 500 requests for outages every day, said Kostas Maniatis, technical director of the Greek Public Electricity Company (DEH).
"There are about 1,200 power outage requests per week in Thessaloniki, Macedonia and Thrace, and about 1,600 in the Peloponnese, Epirus and the Ionian Islands," he said. There are about 1,000 requests on the island. The country has about 1,100 power outage requests per day." He said vulnerable households would still be protected, but soaring electricity prices were causing unprecedented hardship for many.
At present, the Greek government has said that it is planning to intervene in the energy market again to reduce the burden on households and businesses caused by soaring prices.
And pointed out that if the EU as a whole can not intervene in energy prices, then Greece may take unilateral action to alleviate the impact of rising energy prices.