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Parliamentary questions
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26 April 2018
Question for written answer E-002324-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Nikolaos Chountis (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Privatisation programme in Greece
 Answer in writing 

One of the main pillars of Greece’s third economic adjustment programme is the privatisation programme. This was the reason for the establishment of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations S.A. (HCAP), which brings together the HFSF, HRADF, ETAD and various State-owned enterprises, with the aim of increasing the value of public assets and generating revenue for the Greek State.

The Corporation shows that almost all of the Greek State's assets in areas such as energy, water supply, infrastructure, transport and tourism are in danger of being ‘rationalised’ and ‘exploited’ by ‘best business practices’ in order to achieve the objectives of the third programme.

Given that, in the language of the institutions and the Troika, the word ‘exploitation’ is equivalent to privatisation, can the Commission say:

Which assets of the HCAP will not be privatised but will remain under State control?

Which criteria will be used to decide whether a particular asset will be privatised?

Should the privatisation targets not be achieved, will there be demands for more public assets to be sold off?

Original language of question: EL 
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