EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia's spokesperson on Thursday expressed the commissioner's hope that Greece will soon implement a 2008 decision for access of Public Power Corporation (PPC) competitors to lignite-powered electricity production, commenting on a meeting between Almunia and Greece's environment, energy and climate change minister Tina Birbili in Brussels on Wednesday.

 

Replying to questions during a regular press briefing the spokesperson, Amelia Torres, said that the European Commission desires a solution to the matter soon, warning that otherwise the Commission is required to open procedures for recourse against Greece to the European Court.