The European Commission presented its toolkit for dealing with energy costs. The short-term national measures it proposes to the Member States concern emergency income support to households from the revenues of the Pollutants Trading System, state aid to companies and targeted tax cuts. In the medium term, the Commission supports investments in Renewable Energy Sources and energy efficiency, is considering possible measures for energy storage, as well as the purchase of natural gas reserves.
Oil prices, which have recently reached their highest levels in years, are unlikely to rise further, the Iraqi oil minister said at an energy conference in Moscow today.
An ongoing meeting on the upcoming bad weather called "Ballos" under the Minister of Climate Change and Civil Protection, Christos Stylianidis - will be followed by statements by the Minister.
Bad weather is expected in the coming hours with heavy rains and thunderstorms, initially in the Ionian, Epirus, Western Macedonia, Thessaly and Sterea with a gradual expansion to the rest of the country and a parallel drop in temperature. Hailstorms are forecast in island and coastal areas, while snowfalls will occur in the mountains, mainly in Western Macedonia and in Pindos from early tomorrow morning. The winds in the seas will be windy, which in places will reach 8 and on Friday in the Ionian 9 beauforts. The phenomena will hit Attica from tomorrow at dawn. Weakening from Saturday.
Reduction of the public debt from this year and return of Greece to the primary surpluses from 2023 is predicted for our country by the International Monetary Fund. At the same time, it is improving its forecasts for the amount of debt, which it predicts will fall below 200% of GDP by 2022.
Wave of support for Fofi Gennimata. The three candidates for the presidency of the Movement for Change are "freezing", Messrs. Loverdos, Androulakis, Kastanidis, their pre-election activities - possibly within the day some first informal discussions in the party organs, as well as between the three candidates.
Starting from tomorrow until the following Saturday, October 23, the free availability of 5 self-diagnostic tests from pharmacies to students of all levels.
With 174 positive votes, the Plenary Session of the Parliament decided to lift the immunity of Pavlos Polakis, after a lawsuit was filed against him by the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Giannis Stournaras, for insult and defamation.
Manfred Weber has been re-elected for a third term as leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament. 162 members voted in favor, 11 abstained.
Olympiakos has a difficult mission tonight against Barcelona for the Euroleague. More details will be given to us by Andreas Chanias, who is on our telephone line….
And the weather: Cloudy skies are expected tomorrow in Athens. Rainfall and thunderstorms in some places from noon. The temperature will range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. 22 points, this time, here, in Technopolis, in Gazi.