The Hellenic Union of Industrial Consumers of Energy (EVIKEN) has requested from the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Chance to take steps towards supporting the industrial recovery efforts, particularly with regards to the cost of energy.

According to EVIKEN, the cost of energy is excessive for emergent, innovative and extroverted businesses, which in turn is causing many to abandon their investment plans in Greece. The union warns that unless the Ministry decides to take some initiatives to reduce the cost of energy, then there is a real threat of industries shutting down.

The industrial energy consumer union will also make their demands public at a press conference in Brussels scheduled by the European arm of the International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumer (IFIEC) on the 27th of February.