Greece gets exemptions in gas agreement

Greece secured two important exemptions in the agreement on gas consumption cuts approved on Tuesday during an extraordinary meeting of the EU Council of Energy Ministers. These deviations do not eliminate the negative consequences of the agreement on Greece’s energy system and economy, but they do limit them significantly and leave room for effective management.More precisely, Greece asked and was successful in getting a clause that allowed the calculation of the 15% reduction in gas use based on the previous year, especially the period from August 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, rather than the average of the preceding five years.Due ...

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