Antitrust: Commission approves Greek measures to ensure fair access to lignite-fired electricity generation for PPC’s competitors

The European Commission has made legally binding under EU antitrust rules the measures submitted by Greece to ensure fair access to lignite-fired power generation for the competitors of Public Power Corporation (PPC), the incumbent electricity operator.

The measures are also in line with the EU’s climate and energy objectives.

In its decision of March 2008, the Commission found that Greece had infringed competition rules by giving the state-owned electricity incumbent, PPC, privileged access rights to lignite, and called on Greece to propose measures to correct the anti-competitive effects of that infringement. Due to appeals at both the General Court and European Court of Justice, such corrective measures have not been implemented so far.

Published in European Commission Press Release Database, 17th April, 2018