The Public Power Corporation DEI "pulled the plug" of Energa and Hellas Power for liabilities to the amount of 27 million euro. Private companies, in turn, insist that the state owes them 207 million euro but does not pay them.
This year's protests are expected to be modest and they are not expected to block roads and border crossings so far. Their main problem remains purchase prices and they complain of taxes and social security.
There are different scenarios for the rift between Vgenopoulos and the Central Bank of Cyprus, but the turning point is considered the banker’s proposal made in May 2009 to move Marfin headquarters from Cyprus to Greece. It has never been fulfilled.
The former Prime Minister denied the attacks that Greece had not met all the requirements to access the eurozone and accused the government of George Papandreou of not negotiating prior to signing the memorandum of economic aid.