The Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEB) called for the withdrawal of tax burdens on industrial electric energy invoices that "deal a direct blow at the competitive functioning of enterprises jeopardising their very survival", at a meeting with Environment, Energy and Climatic Change Minister George Papaconstantinou on Tuesday.
SEB was referring to the Special Consumption Tax that has been imposed on natural gas as of September 1 and on electric energy that is in force since last year.
The meeting between SEB's board and the minister focused mainly on environmental policy. In this framework, the Federation hailed the ratification with broad consensus of the law on environmental licensing, believing that it is moving in the right direction. It noted, however, that the completion and enactment of the relevant support framework is urgent.