Margrethe Vestager

Parliament committee okays Thanou's appointment as head of Greek competition post

The Greek Parliament's Institutions and Transparency Committee has endorsed the appointment of Vassiliki Thanou, former chief of the Supreme Court, as head of country's independent Competition Commission.

Her appointment was backed by MPs from SYRIZA, Independent Greeks (ANEL), the Union of Centrists and Golden Dawn.

Mitsotakis writes to European competition commissioner on Thanou nomination

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has written a letter to the European Union's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on the issue of the government's nomination of former Supreme Court chief Vassiliki Thanou for the director's chair of the Hellenic Competition Commission.

EU regulators approve power backup schemes

European Union state aid regulators on Wednesday approved power backup schemes in Greece, Germany, France and three other EU countries, saying that these would ensure security supply in the event of blackouts.

The European Commission said the electricity capacity mechanisms comply with the bloc's rules aimed at ensuring a level playing field.

EU clears Greek auction scheme for renewable energy

The European Commission said on Thursday it had approved a Greek auction scheme for the production of renewable electricity, saying it would aid climate targets while preserving competition.

Under the programme, the country will organize auctions for wind and solar projects to increase competition and lower costs to consumers.