Spe­cial treat­ment sought on carbon emis­sion costs

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Greece is propos­ing re­ces­sion-hit coun­tries re­ceive con­ces­sions un­der Euro­pean Union en­vi­ron­men­tal rules, hop­ing that it can curb the ris­ing en­ergy costs of its firms and im­prove their com­pet­i­tive­ness. Greece’s cri­sis-bat­tered firms may lose an ad­di­tional 33,000 jobs through 2020, un­less spe­cial pro­vi­sions are in­tro­duced in EU carbon emis­sion rules to lower the costs, the En­ergy Min­istry said in a state­ment yes­ter­day. The EU Com­mis­sion al­ready said on Wed­nes­day it

Mar­ket­ing Greece, the non-profit com­pany set up to pro­mote the coun­try abroad, is invit­ing the Greek pub­lic to con­trib­ute ideas and sub­mit their own ex­pe­ri­ences of the coun­try through the dis­cov­er­greece.com web­site, ex­plain­ing the unique char­ac­ter­is­tics of the Greek desti­na­tion to po­ten­tial visi­tors.

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