German officials have agreed on a plan to shut down the nation's coal-fired power plants by the mid to late 2030s that will involve operators getting billions of euros in compensation, the government said Thursday.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz says coal industry operators will receive billions of euros in compensation.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis presented his government's reform agenda to German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz during a meeting in Berlin on Thursday morning.
The German Finance Ministry posted a tweet on the meeting held in Scholz's office, saying the new Greek government's economic policy is one of the issues that were raised.
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday dismissed officials who have expressed concern over the government's handout policy ahead of the elections - including the head of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling - as "austerity supporters," although concerns are also being raised by others much closer to home, at the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).