State corporations will cause big trouble for the next government

State corporations (DEKO) have been left in a sorry state following SYRIZA's four-year term in government and the next administration following the July 7 election will have to deal with explosive conditions, especially at Hellenic Post, the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization (OASTh), Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) and of course Public Power Corporation (PPC).

Open issues exist at other state corporations such as the Athens Water Company (EYDAP), Egnatia Odos and GaiaOSE, to name but a few. EYDAP doesn't have a new concession contract for the capital's water and sewage service utilization, despite the current one being set to expire at the end of 2019. At Egnatia the way is open for the transfer of staff that may well leave the highway operation company without employees ahead of its privatization.

At railway property utilization company GaiaOSE, the new...

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