DESFA head wins sup­port on lump sum

Kathimerini English - - Focus - CHRYSSA LIAGGOU

En­ergy Min­is­ter Gior­gos Stathakis has of­fered his sup­port to the head of gas grid op­er­a­tor DESFA, Sotiris Nikas, who al­legedly hiked his own retirement bonus by some 100,000 eu­ros.

Pos­si­bly feel­ing that chang­ing the man­age­ment of a sec­ond cor­po­ra­tion un­der his su­per­vi­sion for abuse of power within one month – af­ter ac­cept­ing the res­ig­na­tions of the pres­i­dent and CEO of the In­de­pen­dent Power Trans­mis­sion Op­er­a­tor (ADMIE) in Fe­bru­ary – might be viewed as ex­ces­sive, Stathakis chose to cover for the gov­ern­ment ap­pointee at DESFA.

“The pro­mo­tion be­fore retirement in the case of DESFA has noth­ing to do with the is­sue that emerged at ADMIE,” the min­is­ter told Real FM ra­dio yes­ter­day, be­fore say­ing that the facts in­cluded in the par­lia­men­tary ques­tion tabled by New Democ­racy deputy Con­stanti­nos Skrekas are “two-thirds un­true” and will be “an­swered” in Par­lia­ment.

Stathakis added: “He would get a lump sum any­way. When you go up a level, you get some more. I do not think this is an ethics is­sue, and I won­der why this is com­pared with the is­sues at other cor­po­ra­tions where some things have hap­pened and we have re­acted the way we have re­acted.”

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