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“Greece’s economy is improving despite successive crises,” says deputy minister

Deputy Finance Minister Thodoros Skylakakis referred to the great prospects for the Greek economic system at an occasion held in Kozani for the “Greece 2.0” Nationwide Restoration and Resilience Plan.

“Within the coming years, Greece – and Western Macedonia – will certainly expertise an financial and funding increase, so long as the present coverage of reforms and monetary stability proceed,” he mentioned.

He burdened that, regardless of the successive crises (pandemic, power and Turkish risk), Greece has a decrease public debt as a proportion of GDP than it had in 2019.

As well as, it has a progress fee above the European common, it registers an enchancment in all of the effectivity indicators of the economic system and it has entry to an enormous quantity of capital, which has begun to stream into the economic system, from the Restoration Mechanism and Resilience. .

Relating to the Nationwide Restoration and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0”, he mentioned that of the 60,000 million euros which are anticipated to be mobilized, roughly 45,000 million euros shall be personal investments.

Individually, MYTILINEOS Vitality & Metals and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain introduced on Thursday the signing of a non-public energy buy settlement (PPA) associated to energy generated from a 4.9 MW photo voltaic farm in Italy.

The solar energy plant will enter business operation in mid-2023 and shall be constructed on the premises of the historic Saint-Gobain manufacturing unit in Vidalengo, close to Bergamo. With this photo voltaic asset, greater than 7.5 GWh of renewable electrical energy per 12 months shall be produced, displacing greater than 3,900 tons of CO2 emissions every year, the equal of an annual carbon footprint of ca. 700 individuals residing in Italy.

Yiannis Kalafatas, Government Director of the Vitality Sector at MYTILINEOS, said: “MYTILINEOS is evolving in direction of an built-in utility, however as it’s on the similar time one of the energy-intensive industries in Europe, it understands the rising wants of its companions”.

“Italy represents a strategic nation for the Firm and with this settlement we’re demonstrating our capabilities to assist native industries on this tough interval of power volatility and our assist for the Italian power independence coverage.”

This 10-year PPA secures a major a part of Saint-Gobain’s electrical energy consumption on the Vidalengo manufacturing unit. As well as, guaranteeing a good electrical energy value ensures enterprise competitiveness, because it reduces working prices partly because of vital financial savings in community charges. The mission is a part of the Italian self-consumption rules, referred to as SEU.

Gaetano Terrasini, Saint-Gobain’s Italian CEO, mentioned: ‚ÄúSustainability is a part of Saint-Gobain’s DNA. The Group’s imaginative and prescient is to turn out to be a world chief in sustainable development, not solely because of our options that make it potential to construct energy-efficient and comfy buildings, but additionally because of our manufacturing processes, for which we’ve set ourselves formidable targets by way of CO2, waste and water discount.

“The closing of this settlement for our Vidalengo plant represents one of many actions that can assist the Italian operation to realize the Group’s formidable purpose of carbon neutrality by 2050.”

READ MORE: Greek unemployment rate fell in December, inflation fell in January.

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